When pressed by Albrecht, Rose leaks the above details but often pauses nervously to ponder whether he should send an instant message on his laptop to his contact to verify whether he's allowed to release certain information.
Rose admits that he hasn't seen the operating system but promises that it will be "very cool" and that we will like it.
The Diggnation podcast, which is the latest in a series of leaks about the iPhone, seems to indicate that there may well be a cleverly orchestrated campaign by Apple underway to build tension in the marketplace about the arrival of the new combination music player and phone.
There have been stories about patent filings and orders placed with Taiwanese iPod manufacturer Foxconn. However, the Diggnation podcast is the first evidence of a high profile media person confirming that the Apple device exists, while imparting considerable detail.