Suggestions that the next-gen iPhone would definitely be getting video calling support have been quashed by carrier O2.
Earlier this week an update on the mobile phone network's website listed video calling among the key features of iPhones, prompting speculation that it would be a function of the forthcoming iPhone 4G.
However, O2 has since rectified the features page on its website which details the various capabilities and key functions of the iPhone, removing the section that claimed video calling was going to be offered along with standard voice calls.
In a press release the firm said:"The iPhone section of our website states video calling is charged at the same price as voice calls.
"We can confirm that this was listed in error. We will be amending our website shortly to clarify this."
The video calling claims were actually applied to all of the smartphones which are part of O2's Simplicity tariff and so the error was more widespread than at first thought.
For now the question of the upcoming iPhone 4G's key specifications remains open to interpretation and speculation, but some believe that the insignificance of video calling in the market so far will have discouraged Apple from including a front-facing camera.
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