The screenshot on the right is from the new iPhone 3.0 beta, and was recently discovered by Engadget Mobile and appears when trying to upload photos up to the cloud via MobileMe. Note how the title bar says “Publish Video” as opposed to “Publish Photos.”
Engadget leans towards believing that it’s a simple typo, while MacRumors, on the other hand, believes it’s a flat out mistake, and that video recording will be a feature in the next iteration of iPhone hardware.
Talk of multi-core CPUs and GPUs suggest the next iPhone could be significantly more powerful than the iPhone 3G. This could pave the way for rumored features such as background processes, and even video recording. While Apple has made no references to a new hardware revision, we feel the timing of the iPhone 3.0 operating system due out this summer provides Apple an easy way to introduce a major hardware revision at the same time.
Can you imagine an iPhone with solid video recording abilities? Can you imagine if video chat on that little device becomes a reality? I remember when back in the day, AT&T sold a landline phone with video chat capabilities for hundreds of dollars. Now, potentially, users can have that same functionality on a tiny little iPhone. Unbelievable.