Today John Gruber weighed in with what he believes the next iPhone will be comprised of. In a nutshell, it's everything we've been hearing recently, faster CPU, more RAM, more storage. However, Gruber believes that the next iPhone's CPU will be the most significant change. He agrees with rumors that it will be increased from 400MHz to 600MHz, but the increase in speed will be greater than you'd assume from a 200MHz jump. Agreeing with today's earlier rumor, Gruber believes that we'll see a next generation CPU in the new iPhone. The difference, as he pointed out, will be similar to the jump from a 486 PC CPU to a Pentium. With that jump will come greater overall performance in launching and switching apps, web browsing, and application performance.
Intel publicly admitted in a statement refuting a comment by one of their mid-level executives that Apple should have used their Moorestown chipset instead of the ARM, saying it wouldn't work due to different power concerns. Now one security researcher says that's not the only reason. There's another, and it's a big one.
An Intel executive was badmouthing the iPhone's ARM processor yesterday, claiming it wasn't powerful enough to run powerful apps and should've been replaced with an Intel chip instead. Now a higher ranking executive has corrected the comment in a public statement issued on the Intel website.