I'm thinking that the new iPhone will have the power to be a serious gaming platform, and here's why. as far as i remember, the timeline went like this: (1) around the launch of the iphone, steve jobs goes around evangelizing the iPhone as a serious gaming platform. http://www.macblogz.com/2009/02/23/apple-sr-product-manager-talks-about-iphone-gaming-and-app-store/ http://toucharcade.com/2008/11/12/steve-jobs-iphone-and-ipod-as-mobile-gaming-devices/ (2) the *first gen* iphone has enough graphics power to run games better than the DS Lite. (3) the iphone has tons of games from indie developers, some games from major developers, and great ports of old games (myst, wolfenstein 3D) (4) then Apple starts hiring big gaming people http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/apple_raids_microsofts_xbox_team_gaming_executive/ (5) apple starts hiring people who do graphics chips http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2...s-its-mysterious-chip-plans-with-new-hire.ars http://www.eetimes.com/rss/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=217200272&cid=RSSfeed_eetimes_newsRSS (6) iPhone 3.0 has support for 3rd-party hardware. GAME CONTROLLERS. some people think apple will release a game console. i'm gonna say no, since game consoles are typically loss leader products, and who the hell wants to try to take on the xbox? the wii? i think this is most likely a new iphone with beefier gaming hardware. if so, i'm not going to get the new PSP that they're announcing at e3.