Apple’s next-gen iPhone comes into focus

“First off, the question of whether Apple has a new phone in the works seems to have an obvious answer, with June or July as a logical target date for such a release: At that point, iPhone 1.0 users will begin coming off their two-year contracts with AT&T and be ready to renew. The timing also fits with the next Apple Worldwide Developer Conference slated for June,” Andy Patrizio reports for InternetNews.

“‘We definitely believe it’s due for a June/July refresh,’ [says] Ben Bajarin, an analyst with Creative Strategies,” Patrizio reports.

“As to what a next-generation iPhone would contain, the speculation goes off the charts,” Patrizio reports. “With iPhone contracts ending shortly, customers will likely want more than just incremental updates — not just a few new features but a big jump from the original phone, Bajarin said. Changes to the architecture could enable features iPhone fans have been asking for, such as the ability to run applications in the background and to play Flash animations.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]

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