Sometimes there are leaks. It IS fair to use those as your guesses because they have been sporadically unreliable. It’s more fun though if you expand on the concept with some sort of interesting and cool little tweak.
|Concept that with a border, is possible.|
|I believe the iPhone 5 will be this.|
It also happened that the last refresh period for large capacity iPod classic was skipped last year. This could be to the plummeting relative sales. Still a successful product but no longer the company flagship it used to be. All of these events lead me to this blog topic.
That information, though bleak, is very exciting for people like me who like to contemplate the possibilities. The lack of interest in an old favorite to me spells "new product." Apple needs something fresh to excite their customers and their board members.
|More like the 3G/3Gs which was comfortable to hold.|
|Tapered but still iPhone 4 antenna.|
At times I’ve found myself wishing that I had those tools on my computer so I can upload the images from my DSLR and quickly edit them without having to boot up Photoshop (or even have to buy it again.) These free to 99 cent apps do the job just fine. Some of the highest selling apps in the app store are photography programs. I don’t believe Apple will ignore this fact.
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My guess is that they won’t. They will slightly improve the iPhone camera but will spin off a new product from the success of that feature.
My bet is that the next Apple product will be a point and shoot camera that runs iOS.
It’s nice that they have a product that does everything. The iPhone is an internet device, a phone, a camera, an iPod, a flipcam type portable video and internet radio. When it comes to photos (and video) they have really hit a ceiling. There is only so high they can go before a nicer lens becomes necessary. One with zoom for example would be really convenient.
I believe (hope) an iOS camera will be announced next month and here are some of the capabilities I think they should include.
- GPS for Geotagging.
- Zoom lens. Probably Carl Zeiss.
- Expandable memory for more photos. (They don’t want this in iPod/iPhone products but a camera would be ok.)
- Multi-Touch screen.
- No optical viewfinder. (They ‘d want to push their iOS control.)
- iOS app support.
- Wi-Fi. (How else would it support AirPlay?)
|Apparently I'm not the only one who thought of this.|
That’s my bet. What’s yours?
(UPDATE: There are rumors of an entirely new product line.)