Apple has Nothing to Worry About
Seeing how the iPhone sold approximately 6 times as many iPhones in the second quarter of 2009 compared to 2008, I don’t think Apple really has to even try anymore. In case you’re wondering, that number translates to about 5,000,000 iPhones sold in just the last 3 months. That’s insane and sexy at the same time.
I have a feeling that having the iPhone around as a serious gaming platform is here to stay, and now we’re going to see all sorts of other companies try to mimic their success by having their own ‘app stores’ and by attempting to make hardware that can compete with the PDA / Music Player / Web Browser / Gaming Console / Movie Screen / Cellphone that we all know and love with the iPhone. I think I vaguely recall Sony planning to do something like that, and you can bet your ass that Mr. Late-to-the-party Microsoft will be one of the first to give it a try *cough*ZUNE*cough*.