The iPhone is starting to grow up. Slashdot: Apple Targeting Business World for the iPhone. Technophiles will understand these announcements to be a “pretty big deal.”
For the non-geeks it means that iPhone can now accept some third party software applications, widgets, and security features that will mainstream it into the business world. It’s likely to replace some the venerable Blackberry in some organizations.
With the recent announcement of the software developer’s kit (SDK), Steve Jobs has suggested that the little-gadget-that-does-it-all is ready to graduate from college and join the workforce.
The iPhone will get a job, learn how to use business applications, play nice with Microsoft, and dress appropriately for work.
That doesn’t mean that the iPhone doesnt still have to follow Uncle Steve’s rules. In fact, while you still live under the roof of the Apple Family, the post-pubescent iPhone is still going to have a curfew. That is, applications and tools will still follow Apple Family rules for hygiene and decency. This is a good thing, since Apple users tend to be people who want their applications, hardware, and gadgets to all play nice together.
I dont have an iPhone yet, but I plan to adopt one soon.