iPhone HD Rumors: Next Gen iPhone has "Improved Screen"?

TiPb predicted an iPhone HD way back in October of last year. We've also covered the idea that iPhone 3.0, perhaps only in conjunction with new hardware, will finally give us some much-wanted video-shooting, editing, and sharing goodness. Business Week, however, amid worrying about Hulu and iTunes, snuck in this little nugget about both of the above:

A person familiar with Apple's plans says it's simple to record and edit stunningly sharp video with the device—and then wirelessly send it to friends with a few clicks or watch it on the phone's improved screen.

Okay, so maybe they're just fixing the color temperature again. Maybe they're going OLED. Or maybe we really will see an 800x480 iPhone HD announced at WWDC? Can June seem any further away?!

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9 Comments
  • An improved screen for "sharp video" won't matter if the camera lens isn't improved as well.
  • OLED Please. It uses much less power than other screens and this would solve the power issue from faster processing power, wireless N, etc. It'll still be a tough task to solve all battery issues, but OLED is a step in the right direction.
  • Remember the patents about the combined resistive and capacitive touchscreen that additionally allows iPhones to have branched-out menus if selected an item with a fingernail?
    OLED iPhones is still a better idea than what I have said, but hey, it's possible right?
    Raffy.A
  • you wish...but apple will broke your heart on July.
  • OLED for power savings. Won't a higher resolution break the AppStore?
  • no. if they made a nano it would. it's easier to upscale video than downscale it.
  • "video" as in display of the apps
  • The video you take on cycorder is actialy really sharp and great quality it's just the framerate that sucks
  • since at&t is bumping up their 3g networks to make it go way faster for the new iphone, is the iphone 3g also going to use the new faster 3g networks or is it only the new iphone