WWDC and 'iPhone HD’ set for June 22?

Modmyi is reporting that Apple has set June 22 as the date to announce the successor to the iPhone 3GS. 

Apple historically reveals the latest iPhone at their annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) that is usually held in summer. Reports are stating that the company has already reserved their spaces at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco for the conference and June 22nd is date set for Steve Jobs' headline keynote. 

Rumors have also said that the next iPhone will be named the “iPhone HD” and will come in both GSM and CDMA flavors to support Verizon’s network. Supposed specifications include an Apple A4 SoC, a 960x640 resolution display, and a front-facing camera for video chat. Developers with iPhone OS 4 have already found support for iChat AV within the SDK.

iPhone OS 4 was unveiled last week by Apple and includes support for multi-tasking, folders, iBooks, Game Center, and iAds. Though a beta version has already been seeded to developers for testing, consumers should get the final build around late June. 

Thanks to Mephistopheles for the news tip!

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Master1 said,
Are they going to update the MacBook Pro lineup again cause yesterdays refresh was just pathetic !!!
If you are talking about the 13" MBPs, then I agree with you.

I would love a high res screen. I would like a front facing camera also i would have to ask myself how often i would use video conferencing in the long run. Sometimes just making a phone call is enough

The think i would like to see greatly improved is the back camera functionaility. First for pete sake lets have a decent lens on the thing. Apple are supposed to be one of the forerunners of media and the digitial lifestyle yet the iphone is stuck with a standard 2MP noisey camera. I want to see at least 5MP pref 7MP this i find a good size for photo's, i want to see some good features on the camera such as face autofocus, different modes (landscape, macro etc..) I want to also see some kind of flash built in. My girlfriend has a very slim sony phone which has a really good camera with Xeon flash, fits nice and flat without looking out of place. It would be good to see the camera software get a few more functions, such as some small editing, nothing big, but stuff like picasa and iphone already have, red eye reduction / removal, auto highlight, auto color that sort of stuff. Having a good lens would also lend itself to the iPhone being a good flash memory based video camera. Memory capacity is now at a good size (i expect the next iPhone to come with 64GB storage). So why not have a phone that really excels at video camera work.

I like the iPhone's UI, the apps that come with it and can be brought cover my needs when i am on the go. However what really lets it down is the camera, you can guarantee that 9 times out of 10 you will have your phone with you, but only rare occasions or where you know you need it you will have your camera. It would be really nice not to have to carry two devices around when the one could do it all.

REM2000 said,
The think i would like to see greatly improved is the back camera functionaility. First for pete sake lets have a decent lens on the thing. Apple are supposed to be one of the forerunners of media and the digitial lifestyle yet the iphone is stuck with a standard 2MP noisey camera. I want to see at least 5MP pref 7MP this i find a good size for photo's, i want to see some good features on the camera such as face autofocus, different modes (landscape, macro etc..)
I am sure there will be a camera upgrade. I am also sure that the pictures taken will still remain noisy.

WelshBluebird said,
seems a strange resolution?
No, it's just their current^2 so stretching current applications and games doesn't look like crap.

Well the fact that it will be on verizon, will be a minus, just cause you won't be able to much when you are using it for a phone call.

Man i hate that company!

acido00 said,
iPhone HD, nice name.... the bad thing is that the phone itself will have a big form factor

Why? Were did you read that?

acido00 said,

it will be the same height size as Nexus.. and this has been confirmed.

By who? Not Steve Jobs? Stop the rumors.

dave164 said,
Probably nothing HD about it.

Although I whole heartily agree that "HD" is going through some pretty hardcore marketing abuse right now, something tells me that won't be the name given that Microsoft has a "Zune HD". There was speculation about the name of the iPhone 3GS and no one really knew what the name would be until right before it was released.

Now, as far as your comment goes, it is probably more HD than your HD television if you think about it in terms of pixel density (pixels/in^2).

Shadrack said,

Although I whole heartily agree that "HD" is going through some pretty hardcore marketing abuse right now, something tells me that won't be the name given that Microsoft has a "Zune HD". There was speculation about the name of the iPhone 3GS and no one really knew what the name would be until right before it was released.

Now, as far as your comment goes, it is probably more HD than your HD television if you think about it in terms of pixel density (pixels/in^2).

Actually 3GS was definitely mentioned before the event. I remember thinking how Apple would never use that name and that the iPhone Video was a sure thing..

I also didn't think they'd call the tablet the iPad, was sold on the iSlate!

acido00 said,
iPhone HD, nice name.... the bad thing is that the phone itself will have a big form factor

really makes me wonder what name they will use next, i don't think it will be HD because of the confusion with so many other things. although I doubt it will be 4G either. it might be something like iPhone Cougar? iPhone Tiger? lol I can dream, right?

Jebadiah said,
I would much rather see the iPhone sold on the Apple Store at full price unlocked and without contract.

That's what eBay is for.

rheostat said,

That's what eBay is for.
You mean Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand.

iPhone showing up in the Apple Store is not so far fetched though. Google's doing the same thing with Nexus One. So why not Apple? Now that Apple's contract with AT&T is over, it's a huge possibility that we'll see the iPhone in the Apple Store no strings attached.

Exciting stuff. Finally after waiting for a long time, I'm gonna get the iPhone. Though, I hope it doesn't dissapoint!

Can anyone else see the new one being that much different ? Front facing camera, spec upgrades. Don't think it will be that exciting.

WooHoo!!! said,
Can anyone else see the new one being that much different ? Front facing camera, spec upgrades. Don't think it will be that exciting.

well yeah, but what do you expect, a phone that makes your dinner? There is only that much that can still be innovated when it comes to smartphones in their current form factor

WooHoo!!! said,
Can anyone else see the new one being that much different ? Front facing camera, spec upgrades. Don't think it will be that exciting.

Higher resolution. Potentially better battery life. Umm..yeah, I'll probably keep my 3gs for at least another year maybe two years before I upgrade.

Shadrack said,

Higher resolution. Potentially better battery life. Umm..yeah, I'll probably keep my 3gs for at least another year maybe two years before I upgrade.


im pretty sure the iphone "HD" is simply to keep the old 3G iphone users continue their contract with AT&T (hence apple), not really intended for 3GS users who have at least another year to go.

Well aint that just special....not some much interested in the phone as I am in getting my grubby hands on OS4.

Really though I love phones and I am quite interested in seeing what they will be offering

OS4 is quite nice. Using it now. Still rather buggy in its current state but the new features are spectacular. Going to be amazing once apps are updated for it.