O2 Hints at iPhone 4G Video Calls and Then "Corrects" Itself
U.K. iPhone partner O2 may have dropped a major hint regarding 4G iPhone video calls. Or it may have just made a colossal blunder - one that has since been corrected.
Over the weekend, folks noticed 02's revised tariff listings that included per-minute pricing for iPhone video calls. The moment this listing was discovered, many (and not only the conspiracy theorists among us) began wondering if a major reveal was accidentally spilled - a revelation that the next gen iPhone will serve up video call support.
At present, iPhones and iPods aren't designed for this much-in-demand feature. So, naturally, the O2 listing turned heads and sparked widespread interest - even among those didn't see the listing but heard about it through the grapevine. As soon as 02 discovered the leak - or the error - the UK mobile powerhouse quickly removed the entry and offered a statement of correction.
A spokesperson for 02 has since been quoted saying: "The iPhone section of our website states video calling is charged at the same price as voice calls. We can confirm that this was listed in error. We will be amending our website shortly to clarify this."
While 02 is now working to cover its blunder, many still believe that the company simply revealed too much information too soon, and that the 4th generation iPhone will live up to Steve Jobs' hype by delivering a plethora of much sought-after new features, including the ability to make video calls.
Only time will tell.