Feeds

Rumor rubberizes iPhone 3.0

Third Coming due July 17?

Build a business case: developing custom apps

The next iPhone will have an OLED display, double the processing power, a 50 per cent improvment in battery life, and a rubber-backed body with a light-up Apple logo on the back.

That is, if a Tuesday article by Apple iPhone Apps is to be believed.

According to "a source who is closely connected to Apple's hardware development team," all this new iPhone goodness and more will be available for purchase on July 17.

Many of the features that the AiA's source predicts will be in the new iPhone have been reported here and elsewhere, including a 3.2-megapixel camera with in-phone video editing a built-in FM transmitter and digital compass, enhanced location services, video and still-photo MMS, and a top capacity of 32GB.

The source adds to this gaggle of goodies the aforementioned OLED screen, a rubberized body (à la the ancient Newton, presumably, and not the "Rubber-tread backing" mentioned by AiA), and a light-up logo on the back - which a pair of posters over at MacDailyNews postulate might double as the much-needed flash for the iPhone's camera.

The new iPhone is alleged to come in 16GB and 32GB versions for $199 and $299, respectively - a safe prediction, seeing as how Apple appears loath to enter a lower-priced arena.

All this, of course, remains pure speculation, since Apple has a long-established policy of not commenting on unannounced products.

Maybe AiA's source made the whole thing up. Maybe he or she saw one of many possible prototypes, and ran with it as real.

And maybe Apple is devilishly stirring the rumor pot, hoping to shift some of the spotlight away from the Palm Pre, which is now officially set to launch on June 6th, a mere two days before Apple kicks off its annual Worldwide Developer Conference with a keynote speech by the company's marketing SVP, Phil Schiller. ®

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
The agony and ecstasy of SteamOS: WHERE ARE MY GAMES?
And yes it does need a fat HDD (or SSD, it's cool with either)
Apple takes blade to 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display
Shaves price, not screen on mid-2014 model
Kate Bush: Don't make me HAVE CONTACT with your iPHONE
Can't face sea of wobbling fondle implements. What happened to lighters, eh?
Apple to build WORLD'S BIGGEST iStore in Dubai
It's not the size of your shiny-shiny...
Steve Jobs had BETTER BALLS than Atari, says Apple mouse designer
Xerox? Pff, not even in the same league as His Jobsiness
Apple analyst: fruity firm set to shift 75 million iPhones
We'll have some of whatever he's having please
TV transport tech, part 1: From server to sofa at the touch of a button
You won't believe how much goes into today's telly tech
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.