From all the different quality sources I have gathered intel from it is almost certain there will be a new iPhone that will come with a new iPhone operating system called iPhone OS 3.0 in June. The new iPhone is reported to have a faster processor boasting speeds of ~600Mhz. This is a good ~200Mhz faster than the latest iteration of the iPhone. The new iphone + iphone OS 3.0 is said to perform background tasks and have up to three applications running at once. Also, there are many who think the new Apple+Adobe version of flash will debut in June on this system. Expect double the ram (256MB) and for the top end model double the storage (32GB). People do not think that “copy and paste” will be included but are optimistic about landscape keyboard. They are previewing the new iPhone OS 3.0 on March 17th.
We here at L337Tech have iPhones and appreciate having a small computer in our pockets. However, we do have to jailbreak our phones to be able to data tether (connect to internet through phone) and record video. So when i caught wind of the new phone + OS i was happy/unhappy. Happy because we finally get multitasking and faster opening closing and running of programs. Unhappy because i know i will have to buy this thing for uber amounts of money and then wait for the jailbreak so i can get back my beloved Cydia programs.
Either way its nice to see continued competition for the Smart Phone market. It will only makes things better in the long run. A war between the Pre, iPhone, G1 and others will lead to lower prices and better hardware. But in all honesty i am really just waiting on all the new android phones coming out mid this year (Android Cupcake available April).
UPDATE: The new iPhone (3rd Generation) will be announced at Apple’s WWDC which takes place June 8-12th. The actual phone will go on sale June 17th. I hate how they always show you their new products then make you wait a month before you can buy it. I guess its never too early to setup a tent in front of your local AT&T store. Also its worth mentioning that iPhone OS 3.0 will be formally introduced at the WWDC and will most likely not be available for download till June 17th.
source for iPhone OS 3.0 preview date = Engadget