They presented that in November. The current plan they have for the device does not let you use an actual phone, in that it can not make calls. It only let's you run the pod and see CGM data. It has no BG meter.
On the plus side, it allows Dexcom readings to be integrated into the device, which is their move toward the AP stuff down the road....
But you still have to carry your phone for "phone things". And since your phone already gives you Dexcom readings, and now you will need to carry a separate BG meter, it actually ADDS a device to the things you have to carry.
If you consider 4 things that diabetics carry with them - insulin delivery, BG meter, CGM, and phone.
Before, 2 devices let you do all of that - 1) PDM and 2) phone
In the new version, it will be 3 devices - 1) omnipod dash system 2) BG meter 3) phone
Maybe at some point, when they let you use your actual phone for bolusing and such, it becomes really great. But as for now, it's just a more modern looking PDM, with the added benefit of CGM, but without the benefit of a built-in meter.
Other factors I am concerned with are the cost difference. I can replace my current PDM for $300. Not sure what they will charge for their new device. Also, not sure how convenient they will make the device passcode lock. I don't want to enter 4-6 digits to unlock a device just so I can take some insulin.