If you're following the 3G iPhone rumor mill, you might have seen some photos of a glossy black iPhone floating around the Web late last week. I skipped reporting on this one because the "possibly spy photos of the new 3G iPhone" just didn't look that legit to me. Turns out they're not, sorta ? the photos are actually of a current model iPhone housed in an aftermarket plastic case. It could still be that Apple's planning an all-black design refresh for the new model, but I really hope it looks nothing like what we saw last week. Nasty.
More certain, though, are the reports that the new iPhone will get a true GPS chip along with iTunes remote control functionality. The latter rumor comes from The Unofficial Apple Weblog, going off news submitted by everyone's friend, "The Anonymous Tipster." Anonymous dug around the latest iPhone firmware and found some code related to an unreleased app called "iControl," which appears to be an iPhone-based media browser. Looks like iControl, if it's actually developed and released, would be an Apple-built system for using an iPhone to connect to a computers media library for navigation and playback. No word on whether the system would use WiFi or cellular networks, if it would support PCs as well as Macs, or you know, if it actually, really, seriously exists. But it sounds good to me.
June 9th is the day everyone's pointing to for the launch of iPhone version 2. But then again, nobody really knows just yet.