Rumours beer on Nextgen iPhone everyday but rarely do they come from reliable sources. According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple is currently “developing a new iPhone to debut this summer,” and also “working on another model for US mobile phone operator Verizon Wireless.”
As June approaches, it makes alot more sense for Cupertino company to unveil the iPhone HD. After the release of Android 4G (HTC EVO), it’s quiet possible that we would see and 4g version on iPhone later this year, if not in june, on Verizon.
The next iPhone is being manufactured by Taiwanese contract manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry. It’s also stated that the world’s first CDMA iPhone will be manufactured by Pegatron Technology. If all goes well, Pegatron could begin mass production of the CDMA iPhone (exact model not disclosed) this September, and this could be powered by Verizon’s LTE, that has been undergoing testing for a while.
Apple has seen enough pain with AT&T complaints, its time for them to get a “quality” mobile operator. It’s highly probable that within 2010 the AT&T exclusivity of iPhone would drop and we would see home long asked demands met with Verizon.
iPhone HD Specs?
The Current Android market has started to beat iPhone on the hardware specs. A High resolution screen, front facing camera, HD video recording, 4G connectivity is minimum Apple has to incorporate to have their edge on the market.
John Gruber, the polite guy who is mostly right with Apple predictions, expects to see A4-class SoC (just like iPad), a 960 x 640 display, a front-facing camera, and that iPhone OS 4.0 will enable third-party multitasking.
It was a month back when Steve Jobs said ” Google wants to kill iPhone, and we won’t let them”. Smells like something is coming and it’s BIG.
When is iPhone HD Coming?
The rumors and experience from the past intersect on June 22nd (tuesday). The first launch is signalled to be iPhone HD, a model with higher resolution screen, camera, multitasking, then later in the year comes 4G/LTE version which would appear on Verizon.
Rumors look better than before, but only time will show us the hits and the misses.