'iPhone 4G' already set for June release?

iPhone 4G on its way...really?
iPhone 4G on its way...really?

Apple is 'reportedly' readying a new iPhone for the summer months, and will apparently call it the iPhone 4G.

This is hardly going to come as a shock to many, with Apple having released a new iPhone every summer for the past three years.

But the news comes from Korean newspaper ETNews, rather than a lonely blogger making up stuff in his or her bedroom, so at least the source seems a little more genuine.

The iPhone 4G will apparently sport a dual core processor, for improved graphics and grunt, which fits in nicely with Apple's strategy of making the iPhone platform as much about gaming as anything else.

Drifting into rumours

Other less likely rumours include a removable and longer lasting battery (the former far less likely than the latter), a front-facing video camera, an OLED screen and an improved camera.

We're going to bet that not all of those features appear on the new iPhone – unless Apple can find some way to spruce up video calling that makes the public actually want to do it, Lord Jobs on high is unlikely to waste space putting the function in there.

And the name is probably just code at best – iPhone 4G would indicate the phone is running on a next-gen LTE network, and that's simply not going to happen with this iteration of the iPhone.

Via Telecoms Korea

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.