Just recently, a AT&T spokes person, Ralf De la Vega, announced the plans Apple and AT&T have for the iPhone. According to Vega, the iPhone would function as a laptop, remote, translator and television. According to the companies, a person could wake up to the alarm on their phone, which has already sent a message to your coffee pot to start brewing. Then, it would either tell you the news using its "speaking" capabilities, you could read it on the phone, or "send" it to your TV simply by waving the phone. Furthermore, should you need to communicate with someone who speaks another language, the phone would act as a translator for both parties. Vega even declares that the phone would be able to lock and unlock the door for you.
All these ideas sound interesting, the only problem comes from the fact people would need to buy coffee pots/TVs/locks with WiFi capabilities. Perhaps Apple will begin marketing iPots and iDoors. Many of these features seem like soemthing our of a Sci Fi movie, but AT&T insists we will see them sometime in the not so distant future. Our iPhones could potentially function as digital cameras, camcorders, and radios. Maybe someday we won't even need credit cards or ATMs because our iPhones will have the ability to pay bills and access our bank accounts. It appears Apple's long term plan is to prevent mankind from ever needing another device of any sort.