New iPhone in April? Maybe. Cake mode? Unlikely.


iPhone rumour alert! The new one is coming! In April! Some Koreans just said so! You heard it here (roughly) first!

Yes, according to a couple of reputable sources in Korea, the 4G is on its way and it’ll be chock full of new features, including a dual-core processor, improved graphics, video chat, an OLED display and a removable battery. Removable battery? Surely not?

According to The Register, the reports come from The Korea Times and Telecoms Korea, quoting sources at both Apple Korea and telecoms company KT, the Korean iPhone carrier.

Apparently, the 4G (the G is for ‘generation’) will have two built-in cameras, one front-facing and one back-facing to allow the video chat mode to work. Oddly, the removable battery would be a step away from the latest MacBook, which has a built-in battery, said to increase the number of battery cells that can be contained within the bones of the crate (we’re getting super-technical with the terminology here.)

Odder still, the rumourmongers claim that the 4G will be offered to large corporate clients to test for two months from April, ahead of a full launch in June. We’re adding our own rumours that it will have an edible 'cake mode' and will be able to take x-ray photographs of the insides of snails’ bodies.

Watch this space… or don’t – it’s entirely up to you.


  • Pizza_D_Action
    "....chock full of new features, including a dual-core processor, improved graphics, video chat, an OLED display and a removable battery....." Not sure why a faster processor is needed when its already pretty quick...... improved graphics? fair enough.... video chat.... who the fuck has ever used a phone for a video call? a removable battery... welcome to mainstream mobile-phone-ness *rolls eyes*
  • barry w.
    Its time for love
  • The B.
    How about removing iTunes from the equation, allowing to people to download what they want, geting rid of all the DRM, putting Flash on it, being able to use it as a mass storage device simply by connecting it to your machine, stopping Safari crashing every time you open a page bigger than 10k or try to do something too quickly. That why I'm moving to Google.
  • Apple
    @The Real Bob Eat shit and die little man...
  • Junkyard
    @ Pizza - presumably the faster processor means the iPhone might finally get multitasking. There's not much point having a dual core processor in a phone that can only run one app.
  • The B.
    Wow, I've been flamed by a mactard again, oh woe is me, still, at least this one could spell.
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