While we know about all there is to know regarding the Palm Pre (including price and release date), official details about the other highly anticipated handset of the year, the new iPhone, are still missing.
However, according to the latest rumors, the next-gen iPhone aka iPhone 2009 aka iPhone 3.0 – call it what you want, its official name is not known anyway – will be released on July 17, coming with several nice improvements.
Apple iPhone Apps quotes a source “who is closely connected to Apple’s hardware development team” and says that the new iPhone will be launched on the mentioned date, in two versions: 16GB and 32GB (replacing the current 8GB and 16GB versions).
Furthermore, a full list of features is given:
- OLED touchscreen display (the resolution is not known)
- 3.2MP camera with video recording (no Flash though)
- GPS with turn by turn directions
- Built-in compass
- Google Maps, geotagging
- MMS (pictures and videos)
- FM transmitter
- Powerful processor and double the RAM
- Improved battery life
(this is not the new iPhone, it’s just a photoshopped iPhone 3G)
The new iPhone is said to have a sleeker design than the previous models. Also, the “metal band” that surrounds the current iPhone’s edge will be gone, and the Apple logo on the back “lights up”.
As for pricing, it’s said that the new 16GB iPhone costs $199, while the 32GB one will go for $299 (both prices requiring a 2-yr AT&T contract agreement).
All this info does not contradict what we’ve heard before about the next-gen iPhone, so it might indeed be legit. But, of course, until something official comes up, we can’t be sure of anything.
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