Mossberg Confirms, New iPhone Coming Next Week

Reading Walt Mossberg's review of the Palm Pre is amusing, because Mossberg obviously has the next iPhone and can't talk about it. Read between the lines: He's straining to compare the Pre to the un-announced iPhone on his desk. He wants to do it so badly. But he can't, because that would steal Apple's thunder.

When you're suffering from a case of NDA-itis that badly, it's no surprise when things slip out around the edges. In this case, Mossberg confirmed that Apple will indeed release an iPhone next week. And did I mention that he probably has it?

"I'd note that the new iPhone to be unveiled next week will have lots of added features that could alter those calculations," he writes.

Wording is important here. He couches many of his other iPhone predictions in "I expect" or "rumor" language: "I expect to see an iPhone with up to 32 gigabytes of memory, video recording, a higher-resolution camera, a compass, and greater operating speed. Plus, there are persistent rumors that Apple will announce at least one iPhone at a drastically lower price than $199."

But the first sentence is declarative, definitive: that new iPhone is to be unveiled next week. Not "expected to" or "rumored to." We'll be there at the WWDC on Monday morning at 10 AM PT, and we'll be liveblogging.

[via GearLog]

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