Apple's New iPhone Could Be a Handheld Video Conferencing Tool

Thursday, April 22 2010

Consumers can't get enough of their iPhones, and Apple appeals to everyone from tech-savvy teens to top executives with the multifunctional device. But the upcoming 4G version of the smartphone may renew the business world's love of iPhones with its updated social networking and video conferencing features.

Tech blog Gizmodo posted an extensive breakdown of the soon-to-be-released mobile device. The 4G will reportedly have a front-facing video chat camera, a higher resolution display and "what looks to be a secondary mic for noise cancellation at the top," according to the source.

The front-facing camera might mean Apple will have the chance to outshine BlackBerry in the video conferencing solutions market. Moreover, it will mean Mac loyalists will easily be able to have virtual face-to-face meetings with business partners or friends around the world from wherever in the world they bring their phones.

Still, eWeek.com says Apple executives are playing coy about the new phone's features. But CFO Peter Oppenheimer told the news provider Apple was "enthusiastic" about the new multitasking features.

Fingers crossed, video conferencing solutions might soon be in the palm of iPhone users' hands.ADNFCR-3295-ID-19737671-ADNFCR