iPhone SDK Memory Leak Acknowledged

05 Feb 2009

I was pleased to see an email sitting in my inbox this morning from Apple replying to the memory leak of the iPhone SDK around the sendSynchronousRequest call. However, the body was a bit disappointing. Paraphrased:

Hello Matthew,

This is a follow up to Bug ID# 6503844. After further investigation it has been determined that this is a known issue, which is currently being investigated by engineering. This issue has been filed in our bug database under the original Bug ID# 6548496.

Thank you for submitting this bug report. We truly appreciate your assistance in helping us discover and isolate bugs.

The part that is odd is that the "Original Bug ID" is a larger number than mine. I was pretty sure that the bug IDs were sequential. Perhaps not.

This particular call appears to have been leaking since I first jumped on board iPhone SDK development over a year ago. Let's hope it becomes a priority in a soon-upcoming release of the software and SDK.

Still, on the whole, development on the iPhone is awesome, and if you are in Minneapolis, Seattle, or Denver, I'd be pleased to have you in the audience at the NFJS talks.