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iWish List For The iPhone

A customer looks at an iPhone at an Apple store in Palo Alto, Calif. Many people expect Apple to release a new version of the iPhone on June 8 at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Some people are asking whether Apple will unveil a more economical version of the wildly popular iPhone and whether AT&T, the sole wireless carrier for the iPhone in the U.S., will offer a reduced data plan.

Anticipation is growing leading up to June 8, when Apple is expected to unveil the next generation of the iPhone at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.

Apple has already said it will unveil a new mobile operating new system (3.0) for the iPhone. Kent German, senior editor for CNET says the software update will enable multimedia messaging and stereo Bluetooth, two features on his wish list.

But there are still a number of features that he and other iPhone power users hope Apple will add to any new incarnation of the device, including:

  • Support for Flash video
  • Improved battery life
  • More memory, namely a 32-gigabyte version of the iPhone (It's now available only in 8GB or 16GB.)
  • A faster processor
  • Improved syncing, including the ability to sync outside of iTunes to accommodate the transfer of Microsoft Word documents and other files

For more from the wish list, go to our full story.