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Cracked Media
23rd March 2009, 11:25 AM
Havent seen too much discussion here on the forums yet so I thought Id post the exciting news link

AppleInsider | Source: Apple's next-gen iPhone has video camera (http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/03/20/source_apples_next_gen_iphone_has_video_camera.htm l)

Source: Apple's next-gen iPhone has video camera
By Kasper Jade (kasper@appleinsider.com)
Published: 04:45 PM EST

Apple this year will finally introduce video recording capabilities on at least one of its upcoming iPhone models, AppleInsider has been told.

An iPhone with a video cam

Details are few and far between, but the information comes from a person who's proven extremely reliable when predicting changes to the Cupertino-based company's hardware offerings.

At this time, there's no information to suggest that video recording support will be available through anything other than a upgraded rear-facing camera that will, of course, also take still photos at a higher resolution.

The addition, however, is reportedly just one of several hardware related tweaks that will surface in iPhone revisions due sometime between late spring and early fall. Another, that same person says, will be a significant boost to gaming hardware (likely via Imagination's new multi-core PowerVR chips (http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/03/18/iphone_graphics_may_get_multiprocessor_performance _upgrade.html)).

Video recording support has stood as one of the most glaring omissions from the iPhone since its inception two years ago, but the understanding is that Apple wants to get the feature "right."

Supporting evidence

Possibly supporting these most recent claims is a screenshot from the beta of iPhone Software 3.0 published by (http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/18/usb-tethering-publish-video-and-find-my-iphone-found-in-os-3-0/) Engadget earlier this week. It shows a MobileMe panel for uploading images conspicuously titled "Publish Video."

While the gadget publication speculates that this may be nothing more than an interesting typo, AppleInsider was informed of Apple's plans to include video support on the next-generation iPhone hardware shortly before Tuesday's introduction of the 3.0 software, and therefore believes the reference is significant and further evidence to this end.

justjack
23rd March 2009, 01:30 PM
but the information comes from a person who's proven extremely reliable when predicting changes to the Cupertino-based company's hardware offerings.
Mr X perhaps?

tempestas
24th March 2009, 12:32 PM
So long as we all remember that most of the leaks/rumours etc turn out to be wrong then we won't be too dissapointed.

I think we can safely bet on a faster processor, a better camera and some wow factors. Now that they intend to fully support Bluetooth, backdoor methods of full keyboards might also be go.

As always whenever its released it will take 30 seconds for the first pundit to claim it hasn't got feature X or Y or doesn't support this or that.

matthewk
24th March 2009, 06:20 PM
The rumoured faster processor is what is needed to encode video to H.264, in fact wouldn't surprise me if Apple has a custom chip (or section on the processor) for encode/decode of H.264 and MP3/AAC to radically decrease power consumption on these tasks.. Or am I just too hopeful?


I think we can safely bet on a faster processor, a better camera and some wow factors. Now that they intend to fully support Bluetooth, backdoor methods of full keyboards might also be go.

Won't even need a backdoor. Fire up an app that connects over bluetooth or through the 30-pin connector to the keyboard, enter the text, then copy and paste to where-ever you want it. But yes, for a more seamless process jail braking will be needed.

jeffturner
25th March 2009, 04:30 PM
good to hear this