When Apple opens its online App Store for iPhone software on July 10, Steve Jobs will be making an attempt to dominate the next generation of computing as it moves toward internet-connected mobile devices, the New York Times reports. The store, which will offer more than 500 software applications, including games, educational programs, mobile commerce, and business productivity tools, might be a far more important development than the iPhone 3G, which goes on sale at the same time. An abundance of software could make the iPhone’s operating system dominant among competing phones. "The reaction we have gotten so far has been really strong," Jobs said in a telephone interview this week. "The quality and the sophistication of the applications you can write for the iPhone is in a different class." Jobs failed to make his company’s personal computers dominant, in part because software developers did not write as many programs for Mac-based machines as they did for Microsoft Windows PCs. He did not make the same mistake when he developed the iPod music player—and with the App Store, which simplifies the process of adding software to the iPhone, Jobs could continue this success…

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