Man, if I had a dollar for every leaked piece of iPhone 2.o news, rumor, or haphazard guess that comes my way, then I might actually be able to afford the thing when it comes out this summer. Today, there is a new onslaught of rumors and news, so let’s get started.
First, Apple has been rumored to be looking into, or have already licensed haptic (touch feed back, aka rumble, rumble) for the iPhone and iPod touch models. This would allow key presses or icon selection to give some sort of tactile feedback. Personally, I don’t know if it is necessary. Other devices, such as the Nokia Tube 5800 will be using the technology, so maybe this is Appl’s way of keeping up with the neighbors.
Second, a digitimes.com report is detailing that Foxconn (the manufacturer of the current iPhone) has received orders for over 3 Million iPhones. The first shipments are expected for June. It would appear that this is the first hard core evidence that the iPhone is coming this summer. Incidentally, the report also states that Apple is expecting to ship between 24 and 25 million of the 3G iPhone.
Whoa, that is a lot of the bad boys hitting the street in the next few years. What do you want to bet they still sell out in a matter of days and end up going for millions on Ebay.