You can bet your MacBook Pro that Apple will release new iPhones this summer – and likely for many summers to come. No one outside of Apple and their manufacturing partners knows with certainty what the 3rd Generation iPhone (or iPhones) will be, but we’ve got some guesses… for what it’s worth.
First, we don’t expect to see any radical styling changes, though the curvier profile seen in this concept graphic (artist unknown) would be nice. It’s unlikely there will be any changes to the display, and though there are OLED rumors – we don’t think so. Chances are, the 3rd Gen iPhone will be all about the guts.
Expect to see a faster processor, at least on one new iPhone model, in the 600 – 800MHz range and/or an updated graphics processor. Also, it’s pretty much a no-brainer that there will be more internal memory, both in terms of system memory (RAM) and flash storage, with a 32GB option, or even 64GB; as far as support for additional storage cards, don’t hold your breath.
Many rumors suggest that the new iPhone(s) will have a 3.xMP camera, and this seems quite likely. Chances are that updated camera will include support for shooting video. There have also been rumors of a magnetometer, which is an electronic compass. Maybe, maybe not.
Current iPhones will be able to upgrade to the iPhone 3.0 operating system, and the new iPhone will, of course, ship with this update.
We don’t expect any shockers with the next-gen iPhones, but with WWDC ‘09 a little more than a month away, we don’t have to long to find out if we’re wrong.