Today, Apple officially announced the long awaited iPod SDK kit. The SDK kit will not be officially released until June along with a iPod Touch and iPhone 2.0 software update. The update will allow the devices to load 3rd party applications and it will also include parental controls, mail funcionality and power point viewing. Apple will be releasing a beta version of the SDK and 2.0 software to select developers so there is a good chance we will see the software update sooner then June. We will keep you up to date if the 2.0 update does surface online.
Apple also introduced how developers can sell their applicationss with the new store in iTunes called: App store. The App store will be the only way to get official 3rd party apps (jailbreakers will have other options) and developers will get 70% on a sale while Apple will receive the rest. Though, Apple has stated that developers will be able to release applications for free.