Apple’s iPhone has won the hearts and minds of technofiles and Mac enthusiasts alike. For many, the iPhone is the ultimate smartphone, that scores points not only for utility, but also for beauty. However, many iPhone proponents are none-too happy with the sole wireless carrier, AT&T. Without the freedom to choose carriers, many would-be iPhone users opt for a different smartphone.
The iPhone HD, then, come as a welcome breath of fresh air. Furthermore, if the rumors are true, and it will indeed be a CDMA standard phone, then users can break free of their AT&T contracts altogether. Both Verizon and Sprint use CDMA standard technology. This will give Apple a chance to build up their iPhone base as well.
What exactly will the new iPhone HD look like? Every year iPhone releases a new version of the smartphone. In 2009, Apple released the 3GS, which included video capture capability and faster 3G speeds. The HD, according to Brighthand.com will have a 960 x 640 pixel display (currently, the iPhone boasts a 320 x 480 pixel display).
There are also rumors that the new phone will have a bigger display – possibly 3.7 inches. The Wall Street Journal speculates that Apple will release two new iPhone models: one for AT&T, and one for Verizon Wireless. Other unconfirmed, but rather cool features the new iPhone will have includes: a second front facing camera, for video conferencing, a custom A4 processor, and multitasking support for third-party applications in the iPhone OS 4.0.
Popular tech website Engadget even has a release date – June 22, 2010. The rumors, however, may just be that, rumors. April Fool’s Day is soon approaching, and for iPhone lovers, may come early this year.
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Written by Lani Shadduck