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iPhone Dev Program acceptance rate at about 16%

If you remember a when the iPhone Dev Program was first announced by Apple there were complaints that nearly everyone was being rejected.

Looks like that wasn’t far from the truth.

During his keynote, Steve Jobs mentioned how many developers applied to be an iPhone developer (25,000) and how many were accepted into the program (4,000).

TUAW caught this and did the math. The results? About 16 percent of those who applied were accepted into the program.

The $99 annual fee got a LOT of people excited about developing for the iPhone. I’m sure more will be accepted into the program as it matures, but for the 21,000 that we’re yet accepted it’s got to be quite a buzz kill.

[Via TUAW]

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