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Next Gen iPhone Will Help Drive Mobile Video Conferencing

April 20, 2010 - 1 Comment
The reported next generation iPhone. Front-facing video camera is seen on the top left next to the microphone.

The reported next generation iPhone. A front-facing video camera is seen on the top left next to the microphone.

The news that Apple’s next generation iPhone prototype was found sitting on a bar stool in a bar over the weekend has many people shocked and skeptical that this type of an accident could occur. Other iPhone users like me are just ecstatic to see that Apple clearly recognizes the opportunity for mobile video and is designing the next version of what I will call my Christmas present to enable users to easily conduct video calls.

The video conferencing industry grew 15% last year alone and is expected to be a multi-billion dollar industry by 2015. Devices like this new iPhone will play a huge role in driving adoption. A few of the new features reported by Gizmodo that will be critical for opening up the market for video conferencing include a front facing video camera (seen in picture above), a secondary microphone for noise cancellation and better voice clarity at the top of the phone next to a headphone jack and better battery life.

The video conferencing and telepresence community has been anxiously awaiting this type of advancement (I bet many people stranded in Europe this week because of the volcano eruption would have also liked to have someting like this). In fact, there was a recent video demonstration of what TANDBERG Movi, the company’s mobile video software, would look like operating on an iPhone. With the news confirming that the next Apple iPhone will support video conferencing, Movi may be coming to an iPhone near you soon!

Check out the demo video:

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