Tuesday, December 05, 2006
iPhone 'an almost definite certainty', allegedly
The iPhone rumour mill has been cranked past eleven by Digg.com founder Kevin Rose's claims that the new iPhone will be 'small as shit'. Which, as any qualified scatologist knows, is very, very, very, very small. Possibly.
Rose also claimed that users should be able to use it on any GSM network, and that it almost certainly has a slide-out keyboard.
He also claimed that it will have two batteries: one for the music-playback, the other for the phone. This pretty much confirms that his story isn't bogus because, as we all know, two small batteries are (nearly always) a LOT better than one big battery. Maybe.
He also thinks two iPhones will ship: a 4GB and an 8GB model, costing $249 and $449 respectively. This has the ring of truth. The iPhone will need memory, and (in the United States at least) be priced in dollars.
What Kevin Rose didn't say (probably because he didn't have time, or maybe just forgot) is that the new iPhone will nearly definitely feature WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, a full suite of contact management utilities that synchronise effortlessly with Macs and PCs, a 5 megapixel digital camera (with optical zoom), voice recognition, a full range of flash-memory slots, a built-in high-resolution projector, and a virtual keyboard.
He also omitted to confirm that the iPhone would weigh less than 10 grammes, be a mere 3mm thick, and that the built-in screen will allow the viewing of Quicktime movies at full 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution (progressive scan, natch).
He was probably wanting to leave Steve Jobs with a few 'just one more thing' surprises. Possibly.