iPhone Video Recording Screen Found


If there were any lingering doubts that Apple would soon bring video recording to the iPhone in one way or another, let them be cast away.

By tweaking a configuration file tucked away in the depths of the iPhone 3.0 SDK, a MacRumors user was able to coax the Camera app to load a slightly different interface. See that slider in the bottom right? I’m pretty sure it’s safe to assume that’s not “Box next to a triangle” mode.

Everyone’s expecting just about positive that Apple will release a new piece of mobile hardware sometime around June/July of this year for the sake of continued tradition, and most of the reasonably believable rumors point at a 3.2 megapixel camera with video support. Apple’s not exactly making a habit of handing out the big features to the old hardware – so you probably shouldn’t count on shootin’ video on your 1st or 2nd gen iPhone (well, without jailbreaking).

The same configuration file also had a few other goodies tucked inside; mentions of an “auto-focus camera”, “magnetometer” (Digital Compass – think Compass Mode on the G1), and “Voice Control”. We can’t wait.