“Some of the most important products Apple CEO Steve Jobs will demo [on Monday] won’t be made by Apple — they’ll be software apps created by other companies for the new iPhone/iPod touch platform,” Dan Frommer writes for Silicon Alley Insider.
“Why is the iPhone platform so important? Because it’s the first mainstream mobile software platform with a centralized app store, a purchasing system iTunes users are already accustomed to (and are already signed up for), and a user-friendly installation system. Because of this, we think the iPhone has the chance to be the first phone [for which] most users — not just a few — buy, install, and use third-party software,” Frommer writes.
“We think Apple’s mobile platform will be a hit. We think a lot of people will buy a lot of software for their phones, and that with a thriving apps platform, Apple will sell a lot more iPhones than they’d be able to without it,” Frommer writes.
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Patrice” for the heads up.]