Gruber Writes About the Next iPhone ➝

John Gruber has posted an article regarding the next generation iPhone. Gruber expects a new processor in the next iPhone that is 1.5-2 times faster than the 400MHz processor in the current iPhone, a July release date, video recording capablities, and 16 and 32GB models.

He also mentions some other features that he expects, but with slightly less certainty than the predictions made above. 256MB of RAM in the new device and the current $199 and $299 price points to remain.

It’s safe to say that there will be a new iPhone announced at WWDC, all signs say we will. But, exactly what that will entail is a little bit more difficult to discern. I’m sure it will be good, Phil Schiller will tell me so.

In regards to predictions, I think it is still a little too early for me to make too many, but if I was to bet today I would have to bet on a faster processor, more RAM, a 3.2MP camera, and a July release date. All the other rumors still seem a little too pie in the sky to predict upon.

There are other prediction in Gruber’s post that I suggest you read, along with a great anecdote about the move to Pentium processors from 486-based computers.

Update 5/29/09: A recent “leak” of iPhone bezel and LCD parts detail some more changes to the upcoming hardware. The bezel indicates that the ear speaker has moved much higher above the display which could make room for a front mounted sensor or camera. The bezel is also a black metallic color as apposed to the silver color in current iPhones. These could be fakes, but being this close to WWDC means that we should be keeping our eyes and ears open for any rumor that could be legitimate.

Update 6/2/09: The Green Room has posted a single image with a rundown of every 2009 iPhone rumor. A great reference for what to expect on Monday.

Update 6/10/09: Gruber’s predictions were incredibly spot on, part of me thinks he made have had a little help from some of his connections though. WWDC Keynote 2009.

Update 7/31/09: It’s possible that the iPhone bezel from the 5/19/09 update above may be from the Creative Zii Egg, at least MacRumors thinks it might.