UPDATED: iPhone 3.0: Code References iPhone Gen 3 and 4 Hardware? And iPod touch Gen 3? And iProd 0? iFPGA?
UPDATE: Ars Technica has found references to an iProd 0,1 (iProduct prototype? Could that be the iTablet?) and an iFPGA, which they say may be something to do with "field-programmable gate array" (yeah, us neither). So Apple is either really busy building out their Mobile OS X offerings, or are having a load of fun punkd'ing the blogosphere...
ORIGINAL: We pretty much know there will be new iPhone hardware. Apple is likely always working a generation, two generations, three generations ahead. What we don't know is what and when.
The first iPhone 2G (2007) is references as iPhone 1,1 while the iPhone 3G (2008) is 1,2 -- which indicates it wasn't a significant hardware revision (3G and GPS not significant? Okay!)
The first iPod touch (2007) was 1,2, however the iPod touch Gen 2 (2008) was 2,1 -- which indicates a more significant revision (external speaker and volume controls, Nike+ are significant? Okay again!)
Now BGR is reporting that deep delving into the iPhone OS 3.0 has found references to future models. iPhone 2,1, which we've heard about before, makes it look like Apple has a more significant hardware revision on its way for the iPhone. No idea what that is yet (we've guessed iPhone HD). What's new is a reference to iPhone 3,1(!).
Does this mean there are 2 new hardware models coming? And soon as in this year (2009)? Or will 3,1 follow a year or more after 2,1, like Apple does with iPod models?
Speaking of which, the code also reveals an iPod touch 3,1. Could that be an iPod touch HD? A large size iPod touch iTablet? Or should we quiet our fanboy hearts for a moment?