Apple's closely-guarded campaign ends with iPhone debut Friday

Apple's new version of the iPhone will debut tomorrow, in addition to the company's new App Store, where software developers can create applications to be used on the device.

Apple's new version of the iPhone will debut tomorrow, in addition to the company's new App Store, where software developers can create applications to be used on the device. But those involved with these partner applications are under strict orders not to talk.

"Apple has done its best to make the public quite aware that by the time the iPhone goes on sale Friday, there will be all sorts of applications available for it," writes Saul Hansell on the New York Times Bits Blog. "What those applications do would seem to be secrets of the software developer and not in any way of Apple."

Meanwhile, Fortune gathered some early reviews of the iPhone.

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