Despite the iPhone's prowess as a portable gaming device, its real promise may lie in the way it can link console gamers to their games (and the friends they play them with) regardless of their location or the time of day.
1337pwn.com's Xbox Live friends list viewer began life as a Mac OS X widget, then morphed into an iPhone web portal and (as of yesterday) a standalone iPhone application. And while not an application in its own right, iHalostats.com is one of the most powerful web pages one might come across.
Apple's Software Developer's Kit has only been fueling third party coders for a few months, and already gamers have two of the best meta-applications ever. Who knows what magic cell phone owners be able to do six short months from now.
Author: Ed Kirchgessner