Those check boxes on your iPhone wish list? The latest rumor says a few of them are covered in the next-generation iPhone.Well, I guess this is plausible. After all, the iPhone has been doing extremely well since it was finally introduced into Korea, so there's good reason to believe that the market for a 4G phone would also be robust. Furthermore, South Korean cell phone consumers tend to have high expectations and strong opinions about such technology, so if there's something amiss with the new iPhone, the Korean market will sniff it out.
Korea Times quotes unnamed, high-ranking executives at KT, Apple's exclusive local partner in South Korea, as saying the iPhone 4G will have an OLED screen, support video chat and -- perhaps most surprisingly -- have a removable battery. It'll also reportedly have a dual-core processor, more powerful graphics and an improved camera. The officials say that KT's corporate clients will get the new phones in April as a "litmus test" before they're provided to local distributors in June.
All in all, a smart move on the part of Apple, if the Korea Times story is true, though it would be weird that they have the scoop.
All this assumes that the 4G network is strong in Korea, about which I have no idea whatsoever. Anyone?