The new iPhone isn’t just about 3G. Back in March, Steve Jobs unveiled plans for the App Store, where Apple–approved goodies will go on sale next week. Every cell will feature an App Store button, providing a one-stop shop for any extras you fancy. In fact, Apple’s had over 100,000 applications from developers keen to flog their ideas via the iPhone.
Punters will get a choice of freebies, staff picks and paid for versions, so there’ll plenty of options to beef up your 3G iPhone however you like.
So, without further ado, here are the ones we’ve already heard about and are gagging to play with.
Super Monkey Ball
Sega’s already shown off a version of this classic game for the iPhone, using tilt sensors. If it’s anything like the basic ball games on the HTC Touch Diamond, we’re willing to bypass 3G and just buy the 3G iPhone for this.
Not necessarily an app you’ll whip out on the tube, this bad boy will let you work out the correct dosage of drugs for different patients. Great if you’re a quack, rubbish if not.
Apple’s own effort, Touch FX will let you manipulate your snaps in realtime using the joys of multitouch. Of all the ones mooted, this is easily our favorite so far.
You can already use Fring to bring together all your IM and VoIP contacts on your mobile. But its planned iPhone app looks great. Slap it on the front page and you’ll be able to use 3G to make calls online, whether it’s through Skype or Fring itself. Or just IM via Windows Live or which ever client takes your fancy.
Whether this becomes legal or not remains to be seen, but sticking a full blown NES emulator onto the iPhone was a stroke of hacking genius. We’re desperate to see it become legit so we can play Duck Hunt forever.
So, what apps do you want to see? Let us know in the comments section.