As we wait, almost bubbling over with excitement, the folks over in Cupertino are bustling around preparing for this Friday's anticipated iPhone 5 launch. One of the ways that Apple is getting its stuff together is by devoting more resources into approving any application updates to ensure iPhone 5 owners are greeted with a store-full of applications compatible with iOS 6 and utilizing the device's new taller screen.
If you ever wondered just how much of an impact the iPhone may have had on the world around it, CNBC might have the answer. The network will apparently be airing a special called "Planet of the Apps: A Handheld Revolution!" that looks at how the release of the iPhone gave birth to a revolution in mobile technology.
The show will feature a piece from "Heroes" actor Greg Grunberg, who describes his "second job" as an app developer (he helped write the Yowza! Mobile Coupons [App Store, free] application), look at the popularity and profitability of apps, interview app developers and examine how big a business apps truly are.