Rumour Mill : iPhone 3.0 To Feature Video Editing, 802.11n WiFi And More

While the iPhone OS 3.0 beta is all set to be released this summer, blogosphere seems to be red hot with a number of rumours and speculations about the features the new operating system would have.

Fresh set of rumours is indicating that the new iPhone OS 3.0 beta incorporates driver support for Broadcom Wi-Fi chip that may support the high-speed 802.11n Wi-Fi as well as enhanced support for 5GHz Wi-Fi networks.

As of now, iPod Touch and iPhone devices support the 5GHz 802.11a, or 2.4GHz 802.11b/g networks only, compelling users looking for speeds of the standards of 802.11n but compatibility with 802.11b/g networks to establish 2.4GHz compatible networks, which further thwarts the users to deal with the interference from various other networks found in the band.

The speculations, if materialised, would make sense for Apple, as it would enhance compatibility between the iPhone, existing Macbook versions, company’s newly revamped Time Capsule as well as Airport Extreme Base Station.

Along with this, speculations are also rife that the upcoming iPhone model will also include a 3.2-megapixel camera as well as FM transmission and receiving capabilities, which would allow users to transmit their iPhone outputs to car radio.

Furthermore, the upcoming firmware beta of the iPhone is further said to have video scrubbing, clip and editing capabilities.

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Our Comments

As the countdown to the launch of the iPhone approaches, the number of rumours appears to be increasing significantly. Bear in mind though that Apple will try to position its products in a way that it just matches the need of its customers rather than stick to the bleeding edge. A 3.2-megapixel camera will perfectly make sense but not a FM transmitter.

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