Apple launched the iPad exactly 1 week ago today, and although they said it wasn’t going to be shipping for another 60 days, they were nice enough to post a new version of the iPhone SDK (3.2) so that developers can start working on their new higher definition versions of iFart. Inside that SDK there just so happens to be some information about the next iPhone.
Codenamed N89, the next iPhone has support for 720p video recording and version 3.1 of the AVC codec according to the MediaValidator.plist file that stores what types of media a device can handle. Does this mean the iPhone can record 720p video or simply be able to play it back? Is Apple going to increase the current 320 x 480 screen resolution to something like 800 x 480 to deliver more of that wholesome goodness that is HD video?
These are questions we’re going to have to wait until the summer to get the answers to, probably June 8th at the Worldwide Developer’s Conference.
One more thing … a bit of news via Digitimes, so take it with a grain of salt, they say that Apple is going to add Pegatron as an OEM to build their iPhone. Right now the iPhone is made by Foxconn, so this move could be seen as wanting to start a price war, or providing additional capacity, or as Engadget predicts: make one model of the iPhone in one factory, make another model, the newer one, at another factory.
Yes boys and girls, the world of Apple rumours never stop turning, and frankly it’s making me sick to my stomach.