Suggestions that the next iPhone will come in two different spec variations just won't go away. We've had stories of a cloud-based iPhone nano, now we're hearing the Apple handset will come in both “Pro” and “Normal” versions.
That's what the iPhone Download Blog is claiming, based on the simple fact that the variety of components Apple is ordering couldn't all fit in a single handset.
The Apple-loving blog quotes an employee of an unnamed Apple parts supplier as saying Apple is lining up phone components of differing quality, and that clearly there's more than one spec possibility being catered for.
The suggestion, then, is that there'll be two different iPhones hitting the market later this year, though there's no guarantee that all these components are headed specifically for the iPhone itself.
The iPod touch, for instance, certainly contains a lot of components that are also found inside phones, and is certainly due for an overhaul itself.
Our opinion? That we've yet to see truly convincing evidence that Apple is changing its iPhone strategy. That hasn't changed here.