Digitimes is reporting... what many others have been rumoring about the next gen iPhone and it's camera. 3.5 megapixels, according to their "market sources" are bound to get bundled in if/when Apple shows off new iPhone 2,1 hardware at WWDC this year.
Okay, my first thought was "finally, they've figured out how to use the iPhone to power optic blasts!", so I was ready to strap one on, grab the rest of the X-Men, and go take down known BlackBerry Storm user, Magneto.
Alas, turns out that while optic blasts didn't make the final release, this new cable does support using the iPhone with a set of Vuzix 3D headgear. With more and more video making the leap to 3D, no doubt this opens the iPhone up to watching those leaps in even more realistic -- and scarier -- ways.
Z. O. M. F. G. And Dieter just wanted to control little lego robots. Humph. This here GeekMyRide so much closer to Skynet and the Matrix and Cylons... and to think our little iPhone will be the elegant, buttery-interfaced controlled to our post-apocalyptic machine overloads. Sweet.
We seen both mobile players, QuickOffice and Docs2Go announce upcoming Word and Excel editing suites for the iPhone, but rumors of the king of the desktop doc jungle, Microsoft itself, entering the space remain just that: rumors. For now. TechCrunch has the latest:
Hackers vs. hackers. FreeHacks vs. AdHacks vs. PaidHacks. Jeremy covered the state of iPhone piracy yesterday, and while the argument over apps rages, the Jailbreak and potential unlock sitch could become just as confusing. Witness the Dev Team's Cat. Bag. Mouse. post which warns against using "unofficial" (according to the Dev Team) versions of, er, the unofficial (according to Apple) iPhone jailbreaking QuickPwn:
The fine folks over at Longtail Studios have been gracious enough to offer up a couple (2) promo codes for TiPb readers eager to get their submission holds on the hot new iPhone game, TNA Wrestling [iTunes Link]:
Dieter managed to score an awesome video walkthrough of the Palm Pre's app launching functionality and a look at some of the apps themselves. We've joked about how the Palm Pre, supervised by the guy who helped build the iPhone, developed by engineers who helped program the iPhone, felt more like a branch of the iPhone sometimes than a linear descendant of PalmOS.
iPhone Live! hits the nets again tonight (Wednesday, April 1) at 8pm EDT/5pm PDT.
Pre-show will start about 10 min. before if you want to drop by early. With iPhone 3.0 Beta 2 being released yesterday, more next gen iPhone rumors coming every day, and WWDC now officially dated, we'll definitely have lots to talk about (maybe over that new Skype app!).