37 Signals is thinking phone but the observation applies more generally:
"Apple has the superior product, the big momentum, the cool, the lust, the business hooks, the consumer hooks, the customer experience, the interface, the design (interface and industrial), the smooth development environment, the vision.Update: Frank Capria looks at Emerging Mobile Trends (Mobile video’s not hit the mainstream… yet).
And, maybe the secret key to it all, they have the commercial platform that makes it possible for a developer to actually sell, distribute, and update their software with the flip of a switch. And don’t forget the customer experience revolution — buying and it-just-works installation of iPhone software will be as one-click easy as buying music from the iTunes store. It’s all wrapped into one beautiful package. A package that only Apple can deliver."
Update 2: Adobe says Flash is coming to the iPhone.