Apple's new model, iPhone Video, to be introduced and launched on Monday?

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Apple's new model, iPhone Video, to be introduced and launched on Monday?
We previously reported that Apple could be offering the new iPhone as soon as Monday's WWDC. Gear Live has sources telling them that Apple will be offering a limited number of a new model, the iPhone Video, on Monday following the introduction of the handset at the WWDC. Because the original plan was for a July launch, supplies will not be as plentiful as expected, but replenishment of store shelves will be rather quick. While there is obviously no official word of a new iPhone to be announced on Monday, many industry experts are expecting it including the WSJ's Dean of Tech editors, Walt Mossberg.

So what can we expect from a new iPhone Video? For one thing, it could be offered in 8GB, 16GB or 32 GB models. A 4GB version will be added later, but not for sale at the Apple Store. With a moniker like "Video", this iPhone should have a rockin' camera with auto focus and video capture. A front facing camera would be on the device although not necessarily for video chat. The new iPhone whould also have a faster processor under the hood.

Why rush a new iPhone out on Monday? With the Palm Pre's Saturday launch, Apple could get the media rushing over to report on a new iPhone with a quick announcement/launch on Monday. And if the introduction of a new iPhone model were to be made at the WWDC keynote speech for the third consecutive year by Steve Jobs, the Pre would get knocked off the front page and might never return. As we previously reported, it would be a huge surprise if Apple's CEO were to be the one to show off the latest of Apple's touchscreen smartphones. But it is just that element of surprise that would make it a compelling story if it were to happen.

source: Gear Live via BGR

The new iPhone is now officially announced - you can check the Apple iPhone 3G S Specifications here.

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9 Comments

1. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Woohoo!! Can't wait

2. ddripp

Posts: 63; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Wow... IPHONE. FTW

3. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

why does the iphone have a set memory...why cant they take sandisk memory cards and have as many movies and music as you want??

5. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I still don't understand what the big idea is about removal memory. I think that 32gig for $299 (according to the rumors) is pretty generous and more memory than needed (for most people). But I did have two memory cards when I had a phone with removable storage. At first I use to carry different files on it but that was annoying and much of a hassle. I'd have to carry a seperate case just for the memory card wherever I went and sometimes I'd get the memory cards confused. Later I decided to just use one card and keep the other one stored. The micro SD is really small and delicate and after all that removing from the phone, putting into the phone, removing from the computer, putting into the computer, sometimes jamming into the phone when for some reason it's having trouble fitting in, and dropping it once in a while, I felt like that extra memory card would be much needed. That's what makes me prefer the miniSD much more to the microSD. But anyways I feel like the argument with removable battery is more understandable. I can understand people wanting an extra battery just in case the phone dies. But what I do is just carry the charger in my bag. The iphone charges pretty fast and you can find either an outlet or a computer with USB almost anywhere you go.

8. mstet

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 05, 2009

A removable memory card is useful in case the phone takes a dump befrore you have re-synched everything! You can easily remove the card an put it in a new iphone.

4. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

The failur rate of set memory as to memory cards is a lot less. Im excited.....cant wait to get my hands on a new iPhone :D

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

and a failed mem card is way easier to fix.

7. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Really? On an iPhone, all you have to do is connect to computer and click restore and you're done. I've never actually had to click restore, but I think it even puts some of the phone's data back into the phone.

9. ICanAffordVZW

Posts: 123; Member since: Dec 15, 2008

why would i want to have to constantly sync my phone up to my pc? seems like a pain

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