Will iPhone 3GS Get 720p HD Video With iPhone OS 4?

We [predicted that the 4th generation iPhone will be capable of 720p HD video](http://sanziro.com/2010/04/17-things-about-4g-iphone.html). This is more or less confirmed by the [sighting of internal preset value in iPhone 4 beta SDK](http://www.macrumors.com/2010/05/05/next-iphone-to-record-1280×720-hd-video/) of “AVCaptureSessionPreset1280x720” where 1280×720 is the resolution of 720p HD video.

720p HD recording is required in order to keep 4th generation iPhone competitive. How about current iPhone 3GS? iPhone 3GS currently records at VGA resolution but it is well known that the camera within the hardware is capable of 720p HD capture. Will iPhone OS 4 be able to unlock this capability? Will we get a surprise gift from Apple?

17 Things About 4G iPhone

If you are curious about the 4th generation iPhone, you probably have read the leak by [Gizmodo](http://gizmodo.com/5520471/the-tale-of-apples-next-iphone) on the next iPhone. The prototype iPhone unit is confirmed real as Apple has sent a letter formally requesting the return of the device. Here is a listing of what we can expect on the 4G iPhone from the Gizmodo leak as well as from other sources and our prediction.

1. Apple is expected to unveil iPhone 4G at its developer event WWDC which is rumored for June 28-July 02. Following the release pattern of past iPhones, it should be out in July. But we might get it in June as AT&T has blocked vacations for staff in June, said to be preparing for the launch of iPhone 4G.

2. iPhone 4G will have new design resembles the industrial look of iPad and MacBook, with a more square tapered corners. The back is flat unlike current models and is made of glass or glass like material. An aluminum border is around the sides, and the power, mute and volume buttons are all metallic. There are now two buttons for volume. And there is a new secondary mic at the top next to the headphone jack, believed is for noise cancellation purpose.

3. iPhone 4G is about 3g lighter, has a battery that is 16% larger than iPhone 3GS. It uses Micro-SIM similar to iPad.

4. There is a front-facing camera, and is obviously meant for video chat. The back camera is noticeably larger than iPhone 3GS and there is now flash. Many expect iChat to be a standard app in 4G iPhone. As for the camera, expect it to be with a 5MP sensor. And the next-gen iPhone will likely capture video in HD 720p format.

5. The screen appears to be slightly smaller than current model. It is rumored to have a resolution of 960×640, double that of current models. Higher resolution per inch means text will looks crispier. We expect there will be great jump in graphics performance compared to current models, as games is crucial to iPhone.

6. We suspect Apple might include RFID sensor into the 4G iPhone. RFID is a near field identification standard that will open to endless possibility of industrial applications for iPhone.

7. Apple is likely to use its custom chipset for the next gen iPhone, similar to iPad where Apple A4 chip is used. We bet the same A4 will make it into iPhone 4G. And judging from the 16% larger battery area reported by Gizmodo, we can expect long battery life will be a feature touted about during the launch.

8. It is a foregone conclusion that the 4G iPhone runs iPhone OS 4.0. Apple released a beta SDK of iPhone 4.0 to its developer early this month. The biggest feature in iPhone OS 4.0 is the ability to multitask apps. This open many possibilities in apps, for example ability to receive Skype calls.

9. There are minor tweaks to the home screen. Double tap on button will display currently running apps at the bottom for scrolling, tap on a app to quickly launch the running app. You can create folders to house your apps, this allows you to have up to 2160 apps on your phone instead of the current 180 apps limit. You are able to set wallpapers for Home Screen background.

10. Mail app will have a universal inbox that display all mails from multiple accounts together.

11. iBooks will be standard app, allowing you to read your iBookstore purchase on iPhone.

12. We suspect Apple will release version of Pages, Numbers and Keynote app for iPhone. Apple will timed it with the launch of the next iPhone.

13. iPhone OS 4.0 supports bluetooth keyboard. So you can expect keyboard docking from Apple and third party vendor that works with the 4G iPhone.

14. It is rumored that there will be integration of contacts in iPhone with your contacts in Facebook.

15. Apple has replaced “Google” with “Search” in mobile Safari search box in iPhone OS 4. There will be lesser Google product branding in iPhone. We expect this trend to continue as the love or hate relationship between Apple and Google is ongoing.

16. Will the next iPhone be called iPhone HD or iPhone 4G? We do not expect Apple to use any “3G” in the product name, as the design is a departure from the last two generations.

17. There will be no Adobe Flash in iPhone. Last generations, this generation and future generations of iPhone.

11 FAQs by Beginners On Programming For The iPhone

![FAQs Programming iPhone](http://sanziro.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/faqs-programming-iphone.png)

There are more than 50,000 apps in Apple’s App Store, many doubt if it is still possible to make money developing apps for the iPhone and iPod touch. If you are exploring programming for the iPhone as an option, the following frequently asked questions by beginners might be useful to you.

###1. What kind of app can be run on iPhone?

You can develop native app to run on iPhone, or you can develop web app that runs on mobile Safari browser on the iPhone. In general, iPhone app refer to the native app. iPhone native app is the only app you can sell on iTunes App Store.

Native iPhone apps are by far the dominant apps on the iPhone with native iPhone touch interface and experience. Many vendor develops native iPhone app for their website, such as Facebook, MySpace and NY Times. On the other hand, popular web apps customize for iPhone include GMail and Flickr.

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Apple Delivers Game Changing Video With iPhone 3GS

![Apple Delivers Game Changing Video With iPhone 3GS](http://sanziro.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/apple-did-right-with-iphone-3gs-video.jpg)

One of the main new feature in iPhone 3GS is VGA video recording. It is crazy to think that Apple is capable of generating so much excitement with a feature that was available 2 years ago in its competitor’s smartphones. So far video recording in iPhone 3GS has received nothing but overwhelming positive reviews. If you follow TechCrunch and its sibling CrunchGear and MobileCrunch blogs, there are no less than six posts touting the video feature of iPhone 3GS (links at end of this post).

Tech product and gadget should always be technological advanced. Not so according to Apple. If Apple were to follow the tech trend, we would get a 8MP camera with 720 HD video recording in iPhone 3GS. If iPhone 3GS has 720 HD video recording, battery life will certainly be impacted. There will be a need for more storage space. iPhone will need higher graphics capability for HD video editing. More bandwidth is required for video upload to YouTube.

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Erase Your Words From iPhone Keyboard Dictionary

iPhone keyboard’s Auto-Correction feature is time-saver and great help for people who are not used to touch typing. iPhone suggests word as you type when the word is not in the keyboard dictionary. You tap the “X” next to a suggested word to reject the correction, and iPhone will add your word into the keyboard dictionary. Your word will then not show up for correction again.

In due course, you have high probability of messing up the keyboard dictionary. For example if you spell “dont” without an apostrophe and reject the suggested correction for a few times, iPhone keyboard will add “dont” into the keyboard dictionary and will not suggest correction for you subsequently.

To erase all the words you added to the keyboard dictionary:

**Settings > General > Reset > Reset Keyboard Dictionary**

![Reset iPhone Dictionary](http://sanziro.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/reset-words-iphone-keyboard.png)

Select “Reset Dictionary” to clear your words and reset the keyboard dictionary to factory default.

Worry About iPhone 3GS Over-Heating Problem?

Reports has been appearing last week that the new iPhone 3GS could be prone to overheating. It remains to be seen if it is due to incorrect usage by users, a design defect on Apple’s part or a common problem to all smartphone devices.

Apple actually posted a support article last modified June 25 that offers tips on [how to keep iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS within acceptable operating temperatures](http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2101).

Operate iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS in a place where the temperature is between 0º and 35º C (32º to 95º F). Low- or high-temperature conditions might temporarily shorten battery life or cause the device to temporarily stop working properly. Store iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS in a place where the temperature is between -20º and 45º C (-4º to 113º F). Don’t leave the device in your car, because temperatures in parked cars can exceed this range.

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Skype for iPhone 1.1 Released

Skype has released the first update to Skype for iPhone since its debut on the App Store on March 31.

New in this release:

* send low cost SMS messages using Skype credit

* ability to access Skype voicemail from your iPhone

* improved dialing help when making call

* additional localization languages: Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish and Traditional Chinese.

URL To Check iPhone 3GS Availability At Apple Retail Store

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Before you head down to Apple store to pick up an iPhone 3GS, make sure you check the availability using the online tool provided by Apple:

[Check iPhone 3GS availability here](http://www.apple.com/retail/iphone/availability.php)

Some stores have reported shortage for certain iPhone 3GS models over the weekend.