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Could There Be A New iPhone On The Horizon?

Mike Musgrove

There's some potentially interesting news rolling out for iPhone owners this afternoon, as Apple gears up to introduce.... something.

The Internet is abuzz that the company will introduce new software for the popular smartphone and possibly some new tweaks at its iTunes stores, including a new tiered pricing system for the iTunes App store where users will have options for searching different types of software by price.

As the iTunes store works now, it tends to be the cheapest pieces of App software that climb to the top of the most-downloaded lists at iTunes. Some developers are hoping a new tiered pricing structure would help bring attention to software priced, say, in the $5 range or higher.

Some iPhone users are hoping to see a new "copy and paste" functionality on the device-- where you could, say, copy some text off a Web site and paste it into an e-mail. In a recent episode of his Diggnation podcast, Digg founder Kevin Rose predicted that iPhone will support this feature after today's release of the iPhone 3.0 software.

And that's what the real buzz is about. Some analysts are predicting that some new tweaks to the software development kit provided to App developers suggest that a new iPhone is on the way; some expect a new device by this summer.

The Apple event is at 1 pm, eastern time.

By Mike Musgrove  |  March 17, 2009; 10:50 AM ET  | Category:  Mike Musgrove
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