Written on 1/19/2010 12:16:00 PM by poison_ivy
As many of you Apple fanboys know, next week, there will be an Apple event. Now while most are excited about rumors of Apple's iSlate Tablet (an enormous version of the iPhone running probably OSX), mobile phone fanatics are more excited about what's next for the iPhone. As tradition would have it, Apple has the habit of releasing a new iPhone every year in June ever since it launched the first generation iPhone.
So, what can we expect of the new iPhone 4G? Well, it would probably run the iPhone OS 4.0 since according to some insiders, Apple's event will focus on three products: iLife, iPhone OS 4.0, and their tablet. Of course according to the same insiders, we won't see any new iPhone hardware (probably because Apple is intent on pushing the same design like what it did with the 3GS).
Another source of iPhone 4G rumors is Bloomberg, according to Mirror, Bloomberg says that its sources have told it that the upcoming iPhone will have touch sensitive casing, like on Apple's Magic Mouse as well as a 5 megapixel camera (still pretty slow because by 2010, manufacturers such as Samsung, Sony Ericsson, and Nokia are pushing 8-12 megapixel cameraphones).
Well, that's it so far. I am curious about OS 4.0. Hopefully, Apple puts in the much needed task switcher to enable real multitasking and as for the touch sensitive casing, I really don't know what use that would be but then again, this is Apple we're talking about so if they did do it, expect more touch sensitive casings on mobile phones in the near future.