New iPhone icon shows up in iPhone OS 3.0 beta SDK!

We have yet to hear a peep out of Cupertino regarding Apple’s upcoming iPhone 3G successor, but that doesn’t mean the iPhone maker isn’t hard at work on the next-generation iPhone. Many expect the new iPhone to sport more capable internals – like an uprated battery, better camera, faster processor and more memory. But, the new iPhone may look a lot like the current-generation iPhone 3G. A new-found iPhone icon, buried inside the iPhone OS 3.0 beta 5 SDK, shows a new “iPhone 2,1” that bears a striking cosmetic resemblance to the iPhone 3G’s beveled exterior.


iPhone 2,1 icons for White and Black models

The discovery of the iPhone 2,1 icon in the latest iPhone OS 3.0 beta confirms that Apple is indeed working on a new iPhone. The iPhone 2,1 hardware code had been spotted earlier this year in an iPhone OS beta, hinting that a major iPhone hardware refresh was coming down the pipeline. Unfortunately, there’s no icon for a second new iPhone, as had been suggested by the appearance of two distinct iPhone hardware codes.

In any case, the iPhone 2,1 icon doesn’t necessarily mean Apple will reveal a new iPhone at WWDC 2009 next month, but it does give us hope for new iPhone goodness from Cupertino!

[Via: MacTalk]

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