Is the Next iPhone Also the Next Apple TV? Will It Get an HD Screen?

By  |  Monday, April 20, 2009 at 8:44 am

A site called PhoneNews.com is reporting that Apple intends to give the next-generation iPhone Apple TV-like capabilities for playing back content on HDTVs. The notion is that they’ll support HD and that there will be a cable and dock that let you connect your phone to a TV and then use an Apple remote to control it, playing back video and audio stored on the phone or on computers on your wireless network. I have no idea whether any of this is legit. (Actually, I see one major flaw in the idea: After you stick your phone in the dock and kick back to watch a movie, what happens when you get an incoming phone call?) But it’s an intriguing idea, at least.

PhoneNews.com also says that it’s “likely” that there will be an iPhone with a higher-resolution screen for HD playback. Sounds like pure speculation. But I hope that the company comes up with a new iPhone model that’s significantly better from a hardware standpoint than current ones. And an iPhone HD with a high-res screen and a camera that’s capable of taking better still photos and capturing video would be a tempting upgrade. The current iPhone display, which was impressively packed with pixels two years ago, no longer counts as a truly high-res screen–several companies are rolling out models with 2.5 times the pixels.

 
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