I swear, things are becoming so bad in the new "IP economy" that I can't even tell what EVIL looks like anymore.
Yes I own an iPhone and I've tried to write a few apps for it (I agree with DGDanforth regarding Objective C and the dev tools).
I see both the good and the bad in the "app store" model.
There is definitely a big win for consumers with a 3rd party "vetting" the software. Granted, that vetting process is far from perfect, but it certainly makes it much harder for a "bad guy" (talking about the Russian mob now, not Apple) to hack a legit program and append a virus/trojan/etc.
On the other hand, it gives that vetting 3rd party an extreme amount of control. Google had several apps declined by Apple since they were deemed to compete with Apple offerings (or things Apple wanted to be able to offer someday, or things that other companies had agreed to pay tons of money to Apple to be able to do). I'm sure in the reverse situation, Google has probably refused some Android apps. That's definitely not good for the consumers and competition.
I guess there just isn't a perfect world out there... It's a pity we missed the window back in the late 90's to give everyone public/private keys that could be trusted... If the NSA hadn't insisted on a "back door" it MIGHT have happened and we might have a lot more trust available now.
As of Feb 1, 2011 I'm officially no longer a believer. I even went back to my first post here on Sept 16, 2008 and found that somewhere along the line I gave EEStor an extra MONTH to prove it to me. They failed.