Apple rumors: iPod gets an iPhone-like camera

With all the unsubstantiated rumors buzzing about a new iPhone and its alleged features, it's becoming increasingly apparent that Apple will launch some sort of new or upgraded device very, very soon-perhaps even at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) June 8-12 in San Francisco, or maybe later this summer in a separate announcement.

So what if it's wild speculation? That's what makes it fun.

Today's gossip comes from PhoneArena, which posted a screenshot allegedly from the Best Buy inventory system. The image displays three AT&T phones, each with the cryptic "Project Charlie" codename. The screen grab, reportedly from a "Best Buy insider," is intriguing because the three Charlie phones shown are the only ones not identified by vendor and model name.

The Charlie models are appropriately named Charlie 1, Charlie 2, and Charlie 3. Does that mean Apple will roll out three new iPhone models? One industry watcher, Barclay's Capital analyst Ben Reitzes, believes Apple will launch two new iPhones, a low-end model with less storage, and perhaps a high-end unit with front and back cameras that supports video chat.

Oh, the possibilities.

Yet another rumor is from HardMac, which reports that upcoming iPhone models will have the same shape and size as the current iPhone 3G. It's also claiming that the iPod nano and touch are due for a September refresh, and that both will include a camera, a feature currently exclusive to the iPhone.

Just a few days ago, a forum post on a Chinese Apple website listed what may be the specs to Apple's upcoming iPhone model, including 32GB of storage (up from 16GB), a faster 600MHz processor, 256MB RAM (up from 128MB), a 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus, a digital compass, and an FM radio.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Jeff Bertolucci

PC World (US online)
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Stocking Stuffer

SmartLens - Clip on Phone Camera Lens Set of 3

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Cathy Giles

Brother MFC-L8900CDW

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Featured Content

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?