Well, well, well it looks like we have a new rumor to toss around over the holidays. The rumor comes from a short tweet by Eldar Murtazin, the Editor-in-Chief of Mobile review. The tweet in question?
"Foxconn received order for next generation iphone"
This seemingly innocuous statement would not seem to be of much use if it were not for the history of accuracy that Murtazin has. He has typically been able to get information on upcoming mobile technology months ahead of others. When you add this statement to other "evidence" we do see the likelihood of a new iPhone in 2010. After all just last week the internet was ripe with articles on a new model ID found in the iPhone firmware, and the possibility that a new prototype was at work in San Francisco.
Of course it is all really academic until we have more details. If the next generation iPhone is like the 3G S was then it might be nothing to get excited about. If, on the other hand it is a new innovation then perhaps in the summer of 2010 we will see a new toy from Apple that will dazzle the world. Me I am hoping for the latter.