As recently announced on the WordPress blog, WordPress 3.6 is going to have new short codes to theme the post formats.
For theme developers that means that
the_content() will be supplied with functions like
This is going to be great, because in the nightly build of WordPress the post format specific fields are prepended into the post content.
I see this as a great way of making the new features and the more approachable editor UI accessible to theme developers.