Someone "pretty high up in AT&T’s food chain" reportedly told BoyGeniusReport that the next-generation iPhone ("iPhone 3.0" as I like to call it) will be faster, control your home DVR, have more capability, faster HSDPA and will come in mid-June.
Oh, and did I mention the upcoming AT&T $99 3G netbook that won't run on Windows?
BGR, in its own words:
New iPhone announcement around mid-June (duh)
New iPhone will be faster and have a more seamless experience unmatched by any device (could be just talking about 3.0, but we think it’s also a new iPhone)
U-Verse iPhone application; will allow control of your home DVR (play, pause, rewind, etc.)
The annual iPhone launch is “becoming a tradition.”
Nothing official is being confirmed, but they said that people should prep for an exciting time this summer.
AT&T is said to be working with Apple to create a unified product with an unparalleled experience across all their products and services.
Apple’s 3.0 software should tell us where the iPhone platform is going… uh, k?
They said customers shouldn’t need to choose from AT&T’s high-end devices because of features, they should choose based on preferences. The gap in capability should be filled with the new iPhone. Ok, bets on slide out QWERTY, autofocus camera, video sharing, blah blah?
Seems like the higher speed HSDPA (7.2Mbps) is being hinted at too which should confirm the earlier rumors of the new Infineon chipset.
The $99 3G netbook will start selling this summer, and the first one won’t be a Windows OS.
They say all of this is "100% confirmed," though there's not a whole lot here that's very specific.
We've already asked you what you want from the iPhone 3.0 software -- so what do you want from the next-generation iPhone hardware?