Yes, but even in the 21st century computers have consoles that are needed to
check the status of jobs, answer messages, etc.
I really don't think the iPhone app is going to be all that useful for doing
heavy duty 5250 interactions. I know the Windows Mobile version wasn't.
What it was good for, however, was basic console operations ... nothing heavy
Modernization is a good thing ... but there's always going to a place for
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