Kevin Rose, Digg founder and Apple hardware prognosticator, just threw more fuel on 3G iPhone rumor-flames everywhere. It seems that having founded the uber-popular social-networking news site give Kevin Rose an inside line on some iPhone rumors.
Rose previously speculated on the iPhone’s initial release, citing sources that indicated the iPhone would launch with two battery compartments, slide-out keyboard, and both GSM and CDMA versions. All his predictions failed to materialize – but then again, that’s how the rumor-game goes.
Rose’s most recent sources point to the 3G iPhone rocking true-blue, two-way video chat over AT&T’s now-expanding 3G network. He says that the 3G iPhone will use a dual-camera setup (one camera on the rear for picture-taking duty and a front-facing cam under the multi-touch display glass) to get jiggy with video calls. Futhermore, the Digg founder claims that Apple is restricting third-party iPhone applications from running in the background in order to squash any potential competition to its iChat application – through which the iPhone is said to deliver its video chat goodness.
We’ll just have to wait and see. It’s looking like the 3G iPhone could be launching in a few months, so the wait may not be that long…