iPhone 4G release date / iPhone HD release date announcement at the WWDC?

iPhone 4G release date er… iPhone HD release date announcement at the WWDC?

(iPhone 4 release date update: 6/24/2010)

As previously reported, there was speculation that the new iPhone 4G release date (dubbed the iPhone HD release date) would be announced at the 2010 WWDC (World Wide Developer’s Conference).

This would be the three-year anniversary of the announcement of the original iPhone’s launch. Well, lets move the iPhone 4G release date announcement up a couple of weeks to June 7th to June 11th!

Yes, as reported on macrumors.com, the WWDC is confirmed for June 7th-June 11th, 2010! This is where Apple is expected to announce their next generation of iPhone, the iPhone 4G – dubbed, the iPhone HD.

So what features are speculated on the new iPhone 4G or iPhone HD? Well, recently there have been more reports on Video Conferencing with a front-facing camera. If the next generation iPhone can handle this, expect Apple’s iPad Tablet to eventually carry this feature.

So how does the new iPhone look? Well, ‘supposedly’ one was stolen from an Apple engineer and the thief sold it for $5,000 to Gizmodo. An investigation which included a ‘illegal’ search and seizure of Gizmodo’s editor, Jason Chen’s computer equipment, was done.

Read the report and see the pictures here: Apparent Next-Generation iPhone Gets a Thorough Hands-On

What’s new on the Next Generation iPhone (per Gizmodo):

*Front-facing video chat camera
*Improved regular back-camera (the lens is quite noticeably larger than the iPhone 3GS)
*Camera flash
*Micro-SIM instead of standard SIM (like the iPad)
*Improved display. It’s unclear if it’s the 960×460 display thrown around before — it certainly looks like it, with the “Connect to iTunes” screen displaying much higher resolution than on a 3GS.
*What looks to be a secondary mic for noise cancellation, at the top, next to the headphone jack
*Split buttons for volume
*Power, mute, and volume buttons are all metallic

Remember, this is ‘their’ speculation as Apple disabled the ‘stolen’ iPhone so these iPhone features are still speculation – although a lot more hands on than any other iPhone feature reported specs.

This is the investment of choice for me. After hands on experience with the HTC HD smart phone, I was thinking – if anything can kill the iPhone it’s the HTC HD. The display, despite what people think about small HD displays, was incredible! And that’s a 480×800 display.

If the new iPhone is truly 960×460, you better believe Apple is not letting any OS (Android) or phone, the HTC HD, leave them in the dust.

Save your money. Pay to terminate your contract early if you have to in order to go with the iPhone 4G / iPhone HD with Verizon this year! Personally, I can’t wait. Thank goodness I didn’t splurge on the iPad tablet… yet.

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