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  • "New" iPhones in Apple TV Firmware Not So New


    We were pretty excited to find new iPhone product codes in the recently released Apple TV firmware. In addition to "iPhone 3,1" which is the current iPhone 4, there was also iPhone 3,2" and "iPhone 3,3." OMGBBQ! What could they be? Is 3,2 a new Verizon iPhone 4? Is 3,3 an iPhone 5 with shape-shifting liquidmetal mimetic poly-alloy case? The other iPhone bloggers have also been going wild.

    And then we came down to earth and realized it's nothing new. Those descriptors have been around since at least iOS 3.2... or as it was known in those wayback days "iPhone OS." Back then it was assumed that iProd 2,1 was going to be a new iPad, though it has turned out to be the very same Apple TV. iPhone 3,2 and 3,3 remain a mystery, as is the new "unknown" entry in firmware. What could this be? A MacBook running iOS? An iWatch?

    As always, the best advice is to just wait and see, but that won't stop the speculation. It's human nature…

    h/t Matthew Davis for the heads-up
    This article was originally published in forum thread: "New" iPhones in Apple TV Firmware Not So New started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 10 Comments
    1. JimJam707's Avatar
      JimJam707 -
      You can't stop speculation! That's what makes half the news!
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      An iWatch? I'm pretty sure that's called the new nano


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    1. mj0528's Avatar
      mj0528 -
      WOW! I just posted this a couple of hours ago.
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      man we all know that there's always going to be something new from apple, i dont get excited by news anymore.
    1. havoc0351's Avatar
      havoc0351 -
      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      An iWatch? I'm pretty sure that's called the new nano


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      +1
    1. nautical79's Avatar
      nautical79 -
      So.... this is news or what is this whole especulation thing.

      please dont became another messany
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      "OMGBBQ!" Brilliant. I love that.
    1. Aleckloss's Avatar
      Aleckloss -
      So pumped for the future. Though, I bet the liquidmetal alloy isn't going to mean much besides enhanced unibody frames...
    1. zoso10's Avatar
      zoso10 -
      There's no way they'd be dropping codes of new iPhone models already would they?? Too early
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      Raptors called it, a few threads back.

      Its an iBob.

      (Apple's answer to [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Bob"].[/ame] no doubt.)