Now that Apple's iPad is no longer a secret and the company has in fact started shipping the first units, the rumor mill is left without a serious subject. Or, better said, was left, since a couple of rumors that recently hit the mainstream media seem to point out that a next-generation iPhone model
is already in the works, and might arrive at some point in the second half of 2010.
According to Engadget
, the whole story began with an article by the New York Times, which pointed out that Apple is actually hard at work developing the next-generation Apple iPhone model, scheduled to arrive at some point in the summer of 2010. However, the unnamed sources quoted by the aforementioned US newspaper take things even further, talking about an upcoming CDMA iPhone, which will apparently be manufactured by Pegatron that has some experience in portable platforms (after all, NVIDIA's Tegra 2 platform is no mystery to them).
Interesting enough? Well, that's only the beginning, since there's even more info on this future handheld
. First of all, the name of the next-gen Apple device will be iPhone HD, which would be an interesting choice, since it will pit it directly against some of the other smartphones having exactly the same moniker available out there.
Additionally, this next-gen iPhone device will feature a 960 x 640 pixel display, as well an additional front-facing camera, which would enable fast and easy mobile video calls, a feature we're pretty sure most Apple fans will really enjoy, since they've been waiting for it for quite some time now.
Anyway, for the time being, these are nothing but separate rumors, so it's still way too early to estimate what's going to happen. However, if we look back at Apple
's habits of releasing new iPhone iterations, the timing seems to be just about right to come up with a fresh and improved handheld, one that will manage to hold back the ascension of Android smartphones, as well as future Windows Phone 7 devices.
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