For months now, there have been persistent rumors that Apple is about to introduce a device that combines the features of a phone and an iPod. Almost all of these rumors comes with a date when this device will debut. And, so far at least, these dates have come and gone without the predicted announcement.
The latest beginning of this cycle has been started by Think Secret, which recently said that the first iPod/phone combo will debut at the MacWorld Expo in January.
According to this site’s report, the delays so far have been caused by Apple’s difficulties “in its attempts to essentially re-invent the cell phone with an innovative ground-up design”.
Citing sources supposedly familiar with Apple plans, Think Secret is reporting that the iPhone will have a features like a 3.0-megapixel camera and a 2.2-inch display.
Plus, to no one’s surprise, this device will supposedly have full support for the iTunes music service. In addition, unlike the Motorola ROKR (a device with limited support for iTunes), the number of songs that can be stored on Apple’s own phone will reportedly be limited only by its storage capacity.
Reportedly, this will be just the first of a series of iPod/phone combos that Apple will launch in 2007.
This rumor doesn’t say anything about what the first iPhone will cost.