3G, Thinner, Better Battery Rumors, And More

In the final week before Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference, the rumor mill appears to be ramping up. Over the weekend, we posted a few interesting possibilities on Page 2, including rumored specs and prices as well as new claims from Kevin Rose of a low end $200 iPhone to be introduced.

Today, Cult of Mac's Leander Kahney posts some "unconfirmed" information from "a major software publisher". The specs claim the usual 3G and GPS support, along with either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Unique to his report, however, are claims that the 3G iPhone will be 22 percent thinner and have better battery life.

A thinner design is contrary to long circulating rumors and possible leaked case designs that depict a thicker iPhone. It's also quite hopeful that despite adding 3G, GPS and reducing the size of the unit, that battery life will actually improve. Kahney's report also claims the iPhone would come in at $200 after subsidies, possibly corroborating Kevin Rose's claim of a low end $200 iPhone.

Kahney is a respected author and recently wrote a well received book on Steve Jobs called Inside Steve's Brain. That being said, he has labeled his report as "unconfirmed". Apple has been known to seed fake information about upcoming products to confuse the rumor mill. At this point, the most consistent information about the next iPhone has been on the inclusion of 3G and GPS.

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