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4th Generation iPhone on the way!

The web is hopping with 4th generation iPhone news. The iPad is not even in the shops in the US and already talk about the next iPhone hardware and hopefully software  is polluting the air.

What can we expect of the new device, will we have multitasking? Will it have a front facing camera for video calls, will it be HD, will it make tea better than Mrs. Doyle?

Apple plans to release a new version of its current iPhone this summer, continuing its practice of annual upgrades at about the same time of year, said people briefed on the matter. The model is likely to be thinner and have a faster processor, two people familiar with the device said. Source

Here is a compilation of rumours surfing the interweb at the moment:

  • CDMA iPhone (Source: WSJ)
  • Will be announced June 22nd 2010 (Engadget)
  • Will be HD, and called iPhone HD (Engadget)
  • Will not be 4G (networks not ready)
  • Video Chat (Macrumors)
  • A4-family CPU system-on-a-chip (Macrumors)

And here are my predictions:

  • – The design of the physical hardware will be pretty close to the current iPhone 3Gs, with some minor changes, possible relating to the camera, and a sleeker design
  • It may be HD
  • It may have more functionality with regards menus and options
  • Support for iBooks
  • Some form of multitasking – Apple tried to make us think push notification was the same as multitasking applications, for some applications this is simply not the case.
  • It may have a toggle button  for rotating the screen automatically.
  • Support for older mobile phone networks (US)?
  • The 4th generation iPhone wont be tied to just one network.

Time will tell!

Video: Apple iPhone 4G LCD + Digitizer Assembly

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John

John is a long time fan of all things apple, coffee and life.

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  • Great write up. The iPhone is truly revolutionary and I don’t like being without it. This time last year I had jumped in a pool with my iPhone and it was dead. I had to wait 10 days before I was able to buya new one. The phone I had was a cheap go phone. I really love all the games that can be downloaded to the iPhone. The best part about the iPhone to me is the ability to check emails on the go. Thanks for the information.