I think we're all expecting (and hoping) a new iPhone will be announced at the keynote presentation at WWDC in a few weeks. But the rumors as to what features that iPhone will have are all over the place.
Starting today and through the morning of the keynote, we invite you to guess what the features of the next iPhone will be. The three people with the top scores overall will win some great prizes from Griffin Technology with a total retail value of over $250!
Here's how the contest will work. We've gathered a bunch of the rumors we've heard and read about the new iPhone and put them in a pick list and assigned points to each based on how unlikely we think each feature is. To enter the contest, you guess which ones are correct. You will get points for each correct feature you guess and lose the points listed for each incorrect feature you choose.
Read on for the full list of prizes and more on how to enter.
Let's take a look at an example to see how the points will be scored. Let's say I guess the following 5 features:
Removable battery (24 points)
Increased Battery Life (5 points)
Multitasking for Third Party Apps (20 points)
Front facing camera (20 points)
Auto Focus Camera Lens (11 points)
Of those, let's say that the first 3 are correct. I would get 49 points for the correct ones, but lose 31 points for the other two because in our example those are incorrect guesses. My final score would be 18. So, as you can see, it's probably best to guess on the conservative side to maximize points.
Here's how the prizes will be awarded:
The entrant with the highest score will win the following prizes from Griffin Technology, a total retail value of $210.
[img id="p_powerdock4.jpg"]PowerDock4 - Put an end to family power struggles (literally) with PowerDock. Does your family own a family of iPod or iPhone models? Can you only find one charger when all of you need to recharge? Call a cease-fire with PowerDock, a charging base where every iPod and iPhone in the house can get together to charge its batteries. Just slip your iPod or iPhone into place to safely charge. Models available with two or four Apple Universal Docks built into a single charging base. Substantial brushed aluminum with a grippy rubber base stays put on countertops and desktops. Includes a collection of Universal Dock insert adapters to ensure that every iPod and iPhone in the house gets a place at the table. [more details on PowerDock4]
[img id="p_tunebudsmobile.jpg"]TuneBuds Mobile - Great sound and control, all in one. TuneBuds Mobile combines the powerful lows and crisp highs of Griffin’s TuneBuds comfort earphones with Griffin’s new ControlMic: a high-sensitivity microphone and control module. TuneBuds Mobile give you great sound and one-button control convenience. TuneBuds Mobile's slim headphone/mic plug connects to the headphone jack of your iPhone or iPod, allowing you to talk, listen, or control your music, recordings, and phone calls. [more details on TuneBuds Mobile]
[img id="p_itripautopilot.jpg"]iTrip AutoPilot - Griffin's premium in-car solution lets you play AND control your iPod as it charges. iTrip broadcasts the music from your iPod to an open FM frequency on your car's FM stereo so you can play your tunes through your car stereo's speakers. RDS technology shows song information on your RDS-enabled car radio display. Setup is as easy as pressing a button -- Griffin-exclusive SmartScan technology finds the perfect frequency setting for you. And our new AutoPilot playback control puts a set of iPod play controls in easy reach. You can stash your iPod out of sight in the glovebox or under the seat and still control playback.
[more details on iTrip AutoPilot]
The entrant with the second highest total score will receive the following prizes from Griffin Technology, a total retail value of $55.
[img id="p_clarifi.jpg"]Clarifi 3G case - Clarifi is no ordinary polycarbonate case. That's because, when the details matter, Clarifi's built-in lens gives your iPhone a boost in camera resolution. Slide the Clarifi lens into place over the built-in lens of your iPhone. Your macro and close-up shots are instantly finer in detail, more accurate in color. With Clarifi's lens, your iPhone can image an entire business card with astounding clarity. Slide the lens aside for normal photography. WIthout Clarifi, iPhone requires about 18 inches to focus properly. Slide Clarifi's lens into place and you can move in to 4 inches for crisp detail and great pictures. [more details on Clarifi 3G case]
[img id="p_aircurve.jpg"]AirCurve - AirCurve looks like a simple, elegantly minimal stand for your iPhone. But inside is a coiled waveguide "horn' that collects the sound from the built-in speaker of your iPhone, amplifies it (by about 10 decibels), and projects it into the room. AirCurve's waveguide has been mathematically engineered to deliver amazing amplification -- you'll swear there are full-sized speakers in there. And AirCurve's see-through translucent polycarbonate body lets you appreciate the graceful curves inside that do all the work. [more details on AirCurve]
The entrant with the third highest total score will receive a $15 iTunes Gift Card from 148Apps.
Ready to enter? The contest is open to residents of the US and Canada over 18 only.