Now, I think were about six weeks away from the next big thing. At long last, after decades of having to mess with camcorders and cables and PC video editing software and hard drives, my gut tells me Apple will make the iPhone a one-stop studio for recording, editing, viewing and sharing your own videos. Actually, more than my gut.
Ive spoken with a source that is familiar with Apples plans for the next iPhone, which may well be announced at Apples Worldwide Developers Conference in early June. Evidently, shooting video is as easy as it is with a Flip, the ingenious device made by Pure Digital (recently purchased by Cisco). Then theres an iMovie app that lets you quickly save the sections you want, right there on the phone itself. There may also be support for MMS, so the clips can be shared wirelessly with friends. And because of the iPhones relatively large screen, your friends dont have to schlep to your PC or their Facebook page to see that video of your kids or your safari. Just hand them your iPhone.
Evidence of video editing on the iPhone has already been found in beta versions of iPhone OS 3.0 seeded to developers. You can see some of the scrubber graphics below.