iPhone is beginning to transcend it's mobile device roots and approach desktop levels of Internet penetration. Figures for August released today by Net Applications of California show iPhones share of Internet traffic up from 0.3% to 0.48% a better than fifty percent increase. That's getting very close to third placed Linux's 0.92% and reflects one in every 200 network requests coming from an iPhone.
How far can this phenomenon go? I believe that this could be the start of an Internet access revolution. After all your mobile phone is available to you for much longer periods of the day and given high quality browsers on mobile phones and unlimited data plans it's hard to see anything else happening in the long run.
For now Apple users are seeing the most benefit and it wouldn't surprise me to see it become the third most popular Internet OS before this time next year.