This is the real revolution (or maybe evolution) of computing. Windows “owned” the antiquated desktop, corporate computer in the past 15 years but Apple will own the next generation of computers and it’s operating system will be the iPhone. The iPhone enables a truly mobile full-powered computer experience that, most importantly, is located anywhere you are. Social networking will not be tied to just your computer anymore. The iPhone will enable you to be connected to a ridiculously robust social network that is based on your location. Imagine Facebook but taken to a newer level so you can see your friends who are in your area, or your business partners you can hook up with for a quick meeting. The opportunities are endless and it’s the very reason Kleiner Perkins has created a $100 million fund for iPhone application developers. I can’t wait for June 9th. It’s a whole new world. And of course, just wait until you see the Hello Health applications we’re building for the iPhone.
Money quote from the article:
“While other mobile platforms offer scaled-down applications, Apple’s plans are expected to make the development process more efficient and promote richer functionality. One current example of this is the Safari Web browser for the iPhone, which offers a full Internet browsing experience as opposed to the limits with some other smartphones. Meanwhile, the App Store’s layout and distribution system should result in a better user experience and drive higher adoption rates than existing platforms.”