Well, Apple isn't from the Militia State, so that bit of word play may not entirely work. But, as described/lobbied/etc. here for some time, computing is going back to the future: client-server architecture. Minimal clients with most of the work done on the central database. RS-232 replaced by the innterTubes, but still the same.
Today brings news that SAP is mating HANA with iOS. Could be a marriage made in heaven. Imagine: a superfast in-memory database over the innterTubes!!! All the iPhone has to do is show an input screen and ship the data back. With native apps (mostly), no more disconnected clients that have been the norm on the innterTubes. Marty McFly lives.