Lots of mention on the rumour sites of the iPhone BBC iPlayer banner that appears when you go to the iPlayer site in Safari on the iPhone, but it actually looks like the beta is released to the public and we can all give it a go (providing you live in the UK, presumably).
In the excitement of the SDK, I think this story has been lost or misunderstood along the way. This isn't a leak about an pending new feature - iPlayer for the iPhone is out right now!
Great article on the technology behind it here:
From that article:
As of right now, only a limited selection of programmes have been encoded for the iPhone (and if you read the article, it will explain why, and why there will only be more to follow), but the quality is astounding.We're not using the new Apple SDK, nor are we using the much-rumoured Flash for iPhone (no - we haven't seen it, either). Instead, we're creating 516Kbps streams (400Kbps H.264 video, 116Kbps AAC audio) that show off BBC programmes brilliantly on an iPhone.
Thank you BBC, thank you. iPlayer is worth the license fee on its own.