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More New Next-Gen iPhone Rumors Abound

The latest round of iPhone rumors have hit and we can’t say we’re surprised to hear that BGR’s “confirmed” information points toward a mid-June release.

While an awful lot of your software wants and needs were met with last week’s iPhone 3.0 preview, so many of you want to see changes made to the iPhone hardware such as a forward facing camera, ARM powered, longer battery life and even a slide out keyboard.

Boy Genius says its info comes from inside AT&T and, while it sounds legitimate, some of his/her information makes us very unhappy bunnies:

  • New iPhone announcement around mid-June
  • New iPhone will be faster and have a more seamless experience unmatched by any device.
  • U-Verse iPhone application; will allow control of your home DVR (play, pause, rewind, etc.)
  • The annual iPhone launch is “becoming a tradition.”
  • Nothing official is being confirmed, but they said that people should prep for an exciting time this summer.
  • AT&T is said to be working with Apple to create a unified product with an unparalleled experience across all their products and services.
  • Apple’s 3.0 software should tell us where the iPhone platform is going (whatever that means)
  • They said customers shouldn’t need to choose from AT&T’s high-end devices because of features, they should choose based on preferences. The gap in capability should be filled with the new iPhone.
  • Seems like the higher speed HSDPA (7.2Mbps) is being hinted at too which should confirm the earlier rumors of the new Infineon chipset.
  • The $99 3G netbook will start selling this summer, and the first one won’t be a Windows OS.

Couple of things that caught our attention. That last bullet -- Uhm, really? Surely that can't be in reference to the fabled Apple netbook, despite the curious "unified product with an unparalleled experience" mentioned. If Apple releases a netbook I will throw a tantrum; unless if it actually releases for $99, then I’ll throw a party. I’ve bought pants that cost more. Also, BGR is betting on slide out QWERTY. For me, that’s a deal breaker right there as the touch screen works perfectly fine, although I doubt that Steve Jobs would allow such a change in design philosophy. After all, the new iPod shuffle has no buttons on the device whatsoever.

Boy Genius assures readers that all of the above information is confirmed. With that said, what do you guys want to see with the new iPhone?