So Apple has just changed its developer agreement for those wishing to access the iPhone Developer Program and it could spell the end for Adobe’s iPhone Packager before it has even been released. Here’s the worrying snippet:

3.3.1 Applications may only use Documented APIs in the manner prescribed by Apple and must not use or call any private APIs. Applications must be originally written in Objective-C, C, C++, or JavaScript as executed by the iPhone OS WebKit engine, and only code written in C, C++, and Objective-C may compile and directly link against the Documented APIs (e.g., Applications that link to Documented APIs through an intermediary translation or compatibility layer or tool are prohibited).

With Apple and Adobe not exactly being the best of friends at the moment it is very possible that this is another blatant attempt by Apple to make Flash irrelevant. Unfortunately these new terms and conditions would also have serious implications for the excellent Unity development platform too.

Fingers crossed it’s just a big misunderstanding.