Since making my Mac-switch last August I have learned a good deal about Apple, Macs and iPhones. Perhaps the most important and consistent lesson has been this-
Apple is SMART, CUNNING, and ALMOST ALWAYS ONE STEP AHEAD- ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO PRODUCT RELEASES.
Translation- dream, hope, guess and prognosticate all you want but we have to wait.
We won’t really know anything until Apple decides to tell us and Apple isn’t talking until the Worldwide Developers Conference begins on June 9th.
If that is too long (let me repeat- you must wait no less than 4,924,800 seconds) the rumor-mill has much to keep your attention.
On the Hardware side of things–
Tgdaily is claiming that the new hardware will come in 8GB and 16GB flavors and will debut at WWDC in June with the 8GB running $399 and the 16GB one Benjamin more. According to their site-
The iPhone itself will come with a slightly thinner body, which sheds about 2.5 mm when compared to the original iPhone. The casing, we are told, will see revisions in its appearance, removing some of the ‘plasticky ‘ feeling of some parts. There will not be any significant changes to the operating system as well as the graphical user interface, but we did hear that the accelerometer has been tuned a bit. Unfortunately, Apple decided to stick with a non-removable battery.
(I find the whole “plasticky” thing interesting since my iPhone feels the least “plasticky” of any of my recent phones- and there have been many.)
On the software side the rumors are even more numerous–
According to StuffTV (via Gizmodo), code found in the iPhone 2.0 beta firmware suggests we will see
-support for Nike+ .
-support for Bluetooth stereo headphones
-built-in GPS support
-the ability to use the iPhone as a computer or AppleTV remote
-support for direct printing
And (drum-roll please) dooms-day code that may well brick offending unlockers.
The string of code apparently reads
‘BRICKED_AND_SIM_LOCKED_STRING BrickedDevice Ignoring request to unlock because we’re blocked or bricked ‘
One hand gives while another takes away- ain’t it the way of the world?!
Enjoy the rumors– I am sure there will be many, many more– but remember-
there are almost 5 million seconds between now and WWDC
and no matter how nicely we ask…
WE HAVE TO WAIT.