At last! I’ve resolved my long-standing issue with App Review — to make a long story short, don’t use developer preview versions of Xcode — and finished updating Distant Star to run seamlessly on the iPhone.
Distant Star for the iPhone will be released as a universal app, so if you already bought the game on iPad you’ll be able to download it for free onto your phone. I’ve just released an alpha version to testers on the 3G, 3GS, and 4 — once I hear back from them I’ll set up another beta on TouchArcade and we’ll see how that goes. Soon! Very soon!