iPhone 4: complete coverage

The iPhone 4G will have a removable battery - PROVED TO BE FALSE

We didn't see this one happening and it didn't - Apple is removing removable batteries from its laptops. It was a wish rather than a reliable prediction.

The iPhone 4G will have an LED flash and more megapixels - PROVED TO BE TRUE

AppleInsider reckoned Apple has been hoovering up lots of Philips LED flash components - and by "lots" we mean "tens of millions" - while DigiTimes says Apple has also been shopping for 5 megapixel cameras.

Once again, the Gizmodo prototype backed the rumours up and it was all true.

The iPhone 4G will support 4G mobile phone networks - PROVED TO BE FALSE

This one's been kicking around for a while, but we really didn't see it happening. It's hard enough getting networks to deliver decent 3G coverage; 4G is a long way off yet.

This is a global phone. Is Apple really going to embrace a technology that only reaches about six people worldwide?

The iPhone 4G will have a front-facing camera - PROVED TO BE TRUE

2008 will be the year of videophones! 2009 will be the year of videophones! No! 2010 will be the year of videophones! And so it might be.

A front-facing camera has been rumoured since the very first iPhone, and it's only just turned up. The rumour mill certainly believed we'd see a twin-camera iPhone this year. There's certainly one in the leaked prototype.

The iPhone 4G will feature video chat - PROVED TO BE TRUE

Engadget found a number of people heading to Apple commercial filming (with none other than director Sam Mendes at the helm) which it was told will see a mother and a daughter video chatting through an iPhone 4G. And it was right.

The iPhone 4G will have a new sibling for CDMA networks - PROVED TO BE FALSE

So said the Wall Street Journal. CDMA is the networking technology used by some US operators including Verizon and Sprint. Of course, the AT&T-losing-iPhone-exclusivity rumour has been around as long as the iPhone itself, and it's bound to come true eventually.

The iPhone 4G announcement date is 7 June - PROVED TO BE TRUE

This year's WWDC is earlier than anticipated: June 7-11. And the predictions were right - it has been announced.

Carrie Marshall

Writer, broadcaster, musician and kitchen gadget obsessive Carrie Marshall has been writing about tech since 1998, contributing sage advice and odd opinions to all kinds of magazines and websites as well as writing more than a dozen books. Her memoir, Carrie Kills A Man, is on sale now and her next book, about pop music, is out in 2025. She is the singer in Glaswegian rock band Unquiet Mind.