3G iPhone Rumor Roundup

If you visit Giz with any frequency, you've no doubt read the 3G iPhone will be announced at WWDC. Now I'm stuck deciding whether or not I'm going to buy it when it hits stores. The lack of 3G is what stopped me from buying the first iteration, and with rumors of video conferencing, GPS, and mobile TV, it seems like a no-brainer, right?

When the BlackBerry Bold was announced and began drawing tangential iPhone comparisons, I entertained the idea of buying that instead, because of its tactile QWERTY.

It makes me feel a little better to see Apple scouting for design engineers (even if that hire isn't for the 2nd gen iPhone), because hopefully it means they've been working to improve it. And the supposed thicker size of the phone has me hoping they threw a bigger battery in to compensate for the rumored 3G and GPS. I'm really bad about remembering to charge my gadgets, making me gravitate towards phones I only need to plug in once or twice a week.

So will the new tech specs and open apps be enough to sway me to the Steve side of the cellphone universe? I'll know after June 9th. [iPhone on Giz]