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Rerun: Let the iPhone 4 rumor mill begin…

With the iPad out the way where oh where can the Mac rumor focus go – to the next-gen (so-called 4G) iPhone, that’s where, and Bloomberg last month began this speculative gold rush, claiming the new iPhone (which you got to accept, in the words of Douglas Adams, is going to give us a period of “rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty”) will offer a more advanced camera and may have a touch-sensitive casing.

Goldman Sachs (where Apple COO Tim Cook crooned earlier today) came up with this skinny/guessing, with analyst Robert Chen making the claim one month ago.

The analyst reckons the new iPhone will “feature a new plastic casing similar to that used for Apple’s touch-panel Magic Mouse released last year”.

“The technology may be replicated in the new iPhone to offer touch-sensitive features on the rear of the handset, Chen said.”

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