iPhone rumours gather pace

The winds of speculation and rumour are blowing again, with seemingly clairvoyant analysts piping up from the states with news of Apple’s mooted

The winds of speculation and rumour are blowing again, with seemingly clairvoyant analysts piping up from the states with news of Apple’s mooted iPhone.According to Morgan Stanley analyst Rebecca Runkle, the iPhone will be released in the first half of 2007 and come in two capacities – 4GB and 8GB. Sizewise, she claims it’ll be somewhere between a Nano and a video iPod with a generous 3.5in screen and Nano-esque coloured metal casing (a little like our mock-up, pictured).Rebecca’s predictions match up with those made earlier this month by Digg.com’s Kevin Rose, which some sources have taken as proof that the details are correct rather than just a happy coincidence. The only discrepancy is with the price. While Rebecca claims $600 for the smaller device, and $650 for the larger, Kevin trumps her by suggesting the 4GB model will cost just $250 with the 8GB going on sale at $450. Could the cheaper prices be how much the phone’ll cost when bought through a network? We’ll believe it when we see it.

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