iPhone is a trojan horse for Mac software development

I’m watching VP of iPhone software for Apple, Scott Forstall, in today’s Apple Event.

He’s demo’ing the API and development environment, and my first thought was: this is a trojan horse for Mac OS X development.

Thousands of developers are going to want to write applications for the hottest mobile device on the market … and as they do so, they’ll all be learning how to program for a Mac, using the same tools – the same development environment.

This is going to pay dividends for many years to come.