The iPhone is one of the biggest leaps for the cell phone industry and they're selling like hotcakes! After some money and selling crap on eBay I was able to get a shiny new iPhone. The future of the iPhone is looking really good.
New First-Party Apps
The folks at iPhoneology have been doing some digging into iPhone's firmware and found three hidden apps in the iPhone's firmware! Could Apple be waiting to develop one more to keep the natural feel of the iPhone's interface before you can use them? The apps are a radio widget, a transalation widget, and an unit converter.
Some s already got Hello World running on the iPhone, imagine the homebrew possibilities! Steve Jobs also stated that Apple is trying to find a way to get third-party apps through the iPhone natively by the end of the year without compensating the security.
Streaming Video and Music Anywhere
There are already some sites with full length movies that are embedded and ready to be streamed for the iPhone. There are even some sites with full music libraries you can stream. Due to copyright, I won't be allowed to post any of them though. We already have YouTube and by Fall we'll have every YouTube video available on the iPhone. That means, we'll have every music video, movie trailer, original video, and TV episode on the internet!
Slingbox Coming To iPhone
According to Slingbox's CEO Blake Krikorian "We would love to support the iPhone.” Any such partnership would allow you to view TV shows and even DVDs from your home setup on the iPhone’s screen, regardless of where you are.
Just imagine the gaming possibilities. EA is pressuring Apple to allow them to publish games on the iPhone. PopCap even made Bejewled available for free through Safari.
New Patented Gestures
A new patent by Apple shows that they have new gestures for "some kind of touch-screen device". This can be the iPhone or anything else. The gestures look interesting, though. Some even use three fingers for the gestures, any of the gestures known only use a max of two.
Companies say that the iPhone combined with iTunes can "revolutionize the ringtone market. Hacks have already been made to create custom ringtones for the iPhone. There have also been hacks to change the image on the main screen from black to anything you want.
I'll post more soon!