I have been following (a bit) the iPhone game development, and it looks like Apple is doing a nice job getting more developers to use their tools. In the past interview, Bruce Everiss pointed out that iPhone could be a big thing (His exact words were: “The iPod Touch and iPhone will take off in a big way as gaming platforms.”).
You need to have a Mac to be able to develop applications for the iPhone (although there’s already 3rd party systems that help you in developing iPhone games – one perhaps the most known is Torque for the iPhone by GarageGames. Not sure if you can use this with PC, but nevertheless you will need Mac to use Apple’s tools). The touch pad and the “motion detector” (that knows in which position the iPhone is) are pretty sweet features to use in different type of games.
Apple has a store where they sell the applications (the store seems to be doing pretty well, if they launch news like this: iPhone App Store Downloads Top 10 Million in First Weekend), and more and more games and applications are published there.
Now I’d like to ask your opinion. What do you think about iPhone development? Will it take off? Is it a viable option for game developers?