updated 01:00 pm EDT, Mon June 4, 2007
Mystery 12th iPhone App
A 12th iPhone program appears to have reached the iPhone, according to a frame-by-frame study of the newly released ads. While distance footage of the iPhone shows the by now familiar 11-icon layout of the Apple device's front menu, one of the close-up shots in the "How-To" ad shows four icons at the bottom -- indicating that an extra icon has appeared higher up in the layout, pushing the remaining icons towards the bottom. The discrepancy is unusual as the ads all appear to demonstrate the actual screen rather than artificial shot overlays. Other ads appear to remain consistent.
Neither Apple nor AT&T has referenced features absent from the front menu first seen in January, suggesting that the official launch of the device will unveil at least one new utility. AT&T has recently implied that there will be more Google apps than the Maps tool known to be included with the iPhone. [via Macenstein]