I am pretty excited about the iPhone 2.0 upgrade for a couple of reasons. I use a hosted Exchange service to keep all of my devices and other computers (UMPC and MacBook Pro) updated with my latest contact, calendar, and task data so finally having this on my iPhone will let me stop performing the Entourage, iCal, iTunes shuffle. I am also a 3rd party application fan on my mobile devices and look forward to seeing what software becomes available in June.
I read today on the Cnet News.com Beyond Binary blog that Microsoft has been playing with the iPhone SDK and is considering a version of Office for the iPhone. This is interesting since I read that DataViz is working to bring their excellent Documents To Go solution to the iPhone and they have years of experience developing for mobile devices. I think Microsoft may want to hold off on pursuing this too much since there may be other 3rd party developers with expertise in the mobile market targeting this area as well.
After reading the Fortune article, I think people are reading too much into what was said regarding Office for the iPhone. It really just sounds like they are looking at the SDK and trying to see if there is anything they can come up with to get a piece of the iPhone pie. As long as some other mobile Office developers have been at it getting their products just right, I doubt Microsoft could come up with something that great in the next few months.