If rumours are anything to judge by and MacRumors seems to think they are, then the iPhone is losing its stealthy ninja powers hour by precious hour. The usually tight-lipped Apple simply cannot keep its new hardware secret from rumour-mongers, forums or hearsay. One of the latest suggests that the following hardware spec is what we are to expect in our shiny new iDevice. While anyone in their right minds (not us) would reckon that the below items are a shoo-in, TMA is not alone in pontificating Apple’s sometimes parsimonious nature.
- 600MHz CPU Speed (up from 400MHz)
- 256MB RAM (up from 128MB)
- Digital Compass and FM
- 3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus
- 32GB size
- No major changes in battery, screen and external casing.
With particular interest in the iPhone’s size, I am intrigued by and disappointed that the rumour suggests that the new iPhone will utilise a similar battery. Particularly for those who want to use the iPhone/iPod Touch on the road a bit more than the odd email, a more robust or economical battery solution is needed.
In the past couple of weeks, I have been privileged to use Quick Office and found that landscape editing is great for both speed and accuracy in typing longer documents. In fact, my busy opposable thumbs are working on a bit of a story which may see its first draft completed on the meagre iPod Touch. However, for iPhone users who need to make calls, receive mail and do all the miraculous stuff that pundits praise, the Jesus Phone is still shy on battery life, especially when used for multiple tasks.
What would change all of this? An iPhone OS-based netbook or a larger-screened iPhone. It is time for Apple to bridge the gap between gigantic portable computers (MacBook), silly in betweens (MacBook Air), overly large notebooks (MacBook Pro) and the do-it-all phone.