What's the perfect iPhone app?

This week, Jason takes a look at some of the news surrounding Apple, iPhone applications we wish were available, and secret spy shots of the new iPod Nano.

Buying songs from your iPhone could be as easy as a touch of your finger. (Credit: Phill Ryu)

Phill Ryu, one of my favorite Mac bloggers--and also a developer of fine Mac software--recently came up with five applications he'd like to see on the iPhone. There are already a ton of applications available for iPhone, many of which you can find at our iPhone Approll (a lot of the applications were reviewed by yours truly!). But if you're an iPhone owner, I would bet at least one of Phill's ideas has probably crossed your mind. I think my favorite of the fantasy applications is a fully functional iTunes Store for iPhone.

Speaking of the iPhone, word on the street (via AppleInsider) is that our friends in Europe will soon be making calls and browsing the Internet on Apple's touch-screen super phone. An iPhone deal has apparently been signed and is expected to be announced next week with service providers from Germany, France, and the U.K. I'm sure there are many of you still waiting for the iPhone to be released in your country, but at least this is a step in the right direction.

In other Apple news, some fuzzy pictures have surfaced of the new iPod Nano. I might have been able to include a link to the photos, but the images were quickly taken down after Apple's legal team got on the case. I guess this means that the pictures were probably legit; but if you ask me, I can wait to see the real deal when it's announced at the next Apple event. When it comes down to it, I'm just as curious as the next Mac user about new Apple stuff, but I think trying to acquire and post bad images of future products on the Internet is taking things a bit too far. Maybe it's because I'm a sucker for the infamous Apple keynote presentations in which Steve Jobs says, "One more thing." I guess I like the surprise. That being said, I can't wait to see what's in store for the Nano!

What do you think? What kind of application would you like to see for the iPhone? Are you excited about the iPhone coming to Europe? What do you think about relentless fans (of Apple or otherwise) finding and posting images of future products on the Internet? Let me know in the comments!

About Jason Parker

Jason Parker has been at CNET for more than 13 years. He is the Senior Editor in charge iOS software and has become an expert reviewer of the software that runs on each new Apple device. He now spends most of his time covering Apple iOS releases and third-party apps.