Apple to finally improve camera on iPhone?

Is a new iPhone coming soon?
Is a new iPhone coming soon?

Apple is rumoured to be preparing an upgraded version of the iPhone 3G as well as releasing a stripped version for a lower price as well.

An analyst from the Royal Bank of Canada, Mike Abramsky, opened a research note to clients stating that Apple will be rehashing its handsets this summer, with the iPhone 3G gaining an upgraded camera with video recording, a larger flash-based drive and...well, that's it.


Rather confusingly, the same analyst also states that Apple will release another version of the iPhone, a 'stripped-down' option, without the 3G, GPS and a roughly 2MP camera.

Fans of the iPhone (and we've heard there are some out there) might be a bit perplexed by this option, as it seems very similar to the original iPhone, albeit for around £75.

However, the analyst also notes that the move would not represent economic sense, given it would cut 20 per cent on the profit margin Apple currently makes on the iPhone 3G.


While the ins and outs of Apple's strategy are almost impossible, this theory appears unlikely, and a simple tweaking of the iPhone 3G seems a bit unexciting after the past two versions from the Cupertino lot.

Still, TechRadar will do some industry digging to see if this opinion is supported... we'll let you know if we speak to Tim Cook.

Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.