Apple’s next smartphone is supposedly going to be called the iPhone HD because it is going to have a much high resolution display. In addition, new evidence indicates it will include the ability to record high definition video.
Word first leaked out early this year that the fourth-generation iPhone is going to have a 5 megapixel camera, up from the 3 MPx one in the current version. An LED flash is also reportedly going to be added.
Now, developers with access to early versions of this device’s operating system have found code that will allow it to record video at 1280 x 720 pixels, a resolution also known as 720p.
An Early Look at the iPhone HD
Although the formal unveiling of Apple’s next smartphone isn’t expected for months, unconfirmed reports offer many details about the model.
The iPhone HD will supposedly sport a 960 x 640 pixels touchscreen. All previous versions have a 3.5-inch, HVGA (320 x 480 pixel) screen.
It’s 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, it’s considered likely that it will run this OS on an Apple A4 chip, also used in the new iPad.
In addition to its high-resolution rear-facing camera, there is strong evidence that the next iPhone will support iChat video conferencing using a front-facing camera.
Apple has scheduled an event on June 22 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, where all previous iPhones were unveiled, making this a likely date for the announcement of the fourth-generation version.