Man, how nice would it be to run jMonkeyEngine apps on your iPhone or iPod? Just Java by itself would be a nice start... something Sun has publicly expressed interest in.
Well, as many of you probably know already, Apple announced their iPhone SDK on Thursday. Seeing as how the iPhone has an ARM based CPU that already has Java acceleration support floating around out there, I hoped it would only be a matter of time until Java support was announced as well. I sat back impatiently to wait... (Well, maybe not patiently, as I tried poking my few contacts in Sun to see if there was something already in development.)
Fortunately, it looks like the wait was blessedly short, as only a day after the SDK announcement, Sun's VP of marketting, Eric Klein, announced that Sun will make a special JVM for the iPhone and the iTouch iPod.
The iPhone is purported to have a "lightning fast" OpenGL ES implementation. After my recent experiments with porting jMonkeyEngine to Android, I'm pretty confident that a port to the iPhone would also be possible. It would be a lot more possible though if Sun's JVM exposes OpenGL ES, so Sun, if you are listening, please look into that!