Steve Jobs is going to make a keynote address at his company’s developer’s conference early next month. Many are expecting that he will use this event to announce the fourth-generation iPhone, which will reportedly offer a number of enhanced features.
Jobs will take the stage on Monday, June 7. Exactly what he will say on the first day of Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) was not revealed, but industry watchers point out that the most likely possibility is his company’s next smartphone.
If this isn’t the formal unveiling of the iPhone 4G, another possibility will come on June 22, when Apple has a reservation at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, where all its previous smartphones were unveiled.
An Early Look at the iPhone HD
Although the formal unveiling of Apple’s next smartphone is still several weeks away, unconfirmed reports already offer many details about the model. For example, images that have leaked out show it sporting a new, less rounded look.
It will supposedly be named the iPhone HD, and have a Touchscreen with IPS and a resolution of 640 x 960, significantly higher than the 320 x 480 ones in all previous versions, and even higher than the 480 x 640 screens used by many competitors.
Its expected to be the debut of iPhone OS 4.0, the first version of Apple’s operating system that will allow third-party applications to run in the background.
In addition to a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, there is strong evidence that the next iPhone will support iChat video conferencing using a front-facing camera.
Even if Steve Jobs takes the wraps off the next-generation iPhone on June 7, it’s not clear if this will be the actual release date for this model. In the past, Apple has announced its smartphones and then put them on the market later.