Fourth-Gen Apple iPhone available this April?

Summary:Who doesn't love a good rumor, especially when it might be true? We've been hearing talk about Apple releasing a new version of the iPhone this year, but we might be seeing it as early as April. Do you believe it?

Who doesn't love a good rumor, especially when it might be true? We've been hearing talk about Apple releasing a new version of the iPhone this year, but we might be something real as early as April.

According to Fast Company via the Korea Times (sounds like the beginning of a good game of Telephone, no pun intended), Apple and Korea Telecom "have reached a broad consensus to introduce the advance models as early as possible."

What can we (possibly) be looking forward to? Supposedly, some hardware goodies like better graphics chips, dual-core processors, OLED screens and a removable battery.  Application-wise, we could be looking at live video chat. There's a quick snippet recalling past rumors about a 5-megapixel camera with flash, which they shouldn't go without at this point considering other top-notch smartphones are shipping with these features right now.

But, while the iPhone v4 might find its way into the hands of a select, fortunate few this April, it will probably be released at the now-traditional iPhone release month: June.

While I'm tired of all this chatter about the Apple Tablet/iSlate, I am keen to hear more about the newest installment to the iPhone clan. We got quite a bit that we had been waiting for last time (video recording capability, bigger hard drive space, better battery life), but maybe now we can finally see some extra-special features as the smartphone market is getting more competitive every day.

Topics: iPhone, Apple, Hardware, Mobility, Smartphones

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Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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