The SDK release announcement featured two gaming companies who had two developers work for two weeks on their product. The results were pretty impressive.
Now that developers have had a few months, they are bound to come up with some more very exciting applications. Is this a port of Quake 3 being played over a network on two iPod Touches? If so...wow!
Game developers not only have access to a great screen and user interface, graphics hardware acceleration, 8-32GB's of storage and 3 axis accelerometers - but also location data that is built into the SDK.
iPods can be used like a portable Wii (accelerometers) but it trumps other gaming platforms, portable and otherwise, because it is also location aware (reality-based gaming). Read Apple's patent filing for more interesting gaming information.
So, to review, Apple's iPhone is now a:
A true all-in-one device in a very svelte package, the only things Apple can't replace in your pockets are your wallet and keys...yet.
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