We're just a few weeks away from the launch of the iPhone and the rumor mill is in overdrive. Yesterday my colleague, Eric Zeman, questioned if the iPhone would usher in a new era of fixed-mobile convergence and seamless connectivity. Today it seems the iPhone might be hiding some features that Steve Jobs didn't reveal in January.
First of all, the iPhone would have more storage than the previously-announced 4 or 8GB. The 802.11 support would be of the "n" variety, and battery would be user-replaceable after all by means of the lower speaker area sliding down and revealing the battery.
VIM3 claims that the iPhone will sport mobile versions of iWork and iLife, including word processing, spreadsheets, and a slideshow viewer. And there is more:
There is supposed to be iTunes support similar to the AppleTV's in the form of streaming from iTunes running on a computer to the iPhone. It would also be possible to buy items from the iTunes Store directly from the phone, and sync those back to iTunes later using the "transfer purchases" option that's available for iPods today.
So the iPhone will be a mobile Mac, a smartphone, AND an iPod. I have a hard time believing that the iPhone will have all of these features at launch next month.
What do you think? Are these rumors true? Has Apple crammed even more features on the iPhone than we've been told?
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