Pocket Gamer reports that PopCap, makers of the popular web-based game Bejeweled for the iPhone and iPod touch, is currently developing several native iPhone games to be sold through the iTunes App Store.

PopCap VP James Gwertzman, in a recent interview with Pocket Gamer, revealed that the company is very excited about Apple's mobile device as a gaming platform.

"We love the iPhone," he says. "I've seen some of the stuff we're working on in our lab, and it's a terrific gaming device. The screen is beautiful, it's powerful, and the interface is incredibly intuitive."

The company is preparing to launch a new (undisclosed) title which Gwertzman describes as their best yet.  We're anxious to see what the company has in store.  Stay tuned.