Apple’s going to release a new iPhone this year. Everyone knows that. According to several anonymous sources who have spoken to Bloomberg, the sixth generation iPhone was one of the last things Steve Jobs worked on before he passed away last year. The exact quotes from the piece: “Apple co-founder Steve Jobs had worked closely on the redesigned phone before his death in October, one person said.” And then further down in the article: “Jobs, who had gone on medical leave from Apple starting last January, played a key role in developing the phone, this person said.” That’s it, that’s all the juicy bits you need to know. Earlier this week The Wall Street Journalsaid that the next iPhone will have a screen that measures at least 4 inches across. Several hours later, Reuters quoted a source that said the next iPhone will have a screen that measures exactly 4 inches diagonal.
When are we actually going to see the next iPhone? At an event that’ll probably take place in either late September or early October, so you’re looking at a five month wait. Do you have any idea how many rumors are going to come out of every corner of the internet during those five months? Now Bloomberg, Reuters, and The Wall Street Journal are sources we know we can trust, but the other guys …. it’s a hit or miss. According to iLounge the next iPhone will have a new dock connector that’s significantly smaller than the current 30 pin connector that Apple has been using since man first emerged from Africa. That isn’t exactly exciting, but it is what it is.
As for the processor and camera, we have no idea. The A5X being the size it is, we doubt it’s going to end up in the 2012 iPhone, so maybe we’ll see the A6 in there?
Watch this space.