Following the unveiling of iPhone OS 3.0 we get the first in what is sure to be a torrent of 'leaks' and 'revelations'...
Both bits of chitter chatter doing the rounds today are rather exciting so let's cut straight to it. Firstly, BGR has been handed some rather interesting code extracts from the iPhone OS 3.0 restore ramdisk. Revealed deep within are the references to:
iPhone2,1 - 0×1294
iProd0,1 - 0×1295
iPod2,2 - 0×1296
iPhone3,1 - 0×1297
iFPGA - 0×1298
iPod3,1 - 0×1299
None of these align with the existing devices which are clearly listed as
iPhone First Gen - 0×1290
iPod touch 1G - 0×1291
iPhone 3G - 0×1292
iPod touch 2G - 0×1293
Could multiple new iPhone models be on the way out with both a 3G replacement and the long rumoured 'iPhone nano'? In the current environment broadening a portfolio beyond more than one premium device is probably a rather good idea, so it could well be.
Next, Aussie title 'Smarthouse' claims sources within LG Korea have confirmed to them that it will be providing Apple with OLED screens for both new MacBooks and the next generation iPhone(s). Famed for their vibrancy, slimness and low power draw, Apple allegedly paid the company over $500m upfront for a gargantuan order of the displays with additional special coatings to eliminate 'finger marking'.
Now both these stories could be on the money or utter rubbish, but with OS 3.0 seen by many to have enough upgrades to negate a new iPhone purchase such additions could well be the spur Apple needs to get recession wary wallets once more out of pockets.
Fingers crossed, I say...
In related news iPhone OS 3.0 removes the limit on 10MB OTA podcast downloads but keeps it in place for Apps over 10MB. We'll have to wait and see how this one plays out come release...