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  • June iPhone Confirmation in AT&T Vacation Block?


    Another bit of evidence emerged this week that the next iPhone will be released in June, as Boy Genius announced that he's "confirmed with multiple AT&T sources that the carrier has now put a block on employees taking vacations in June." The ban is significant, because the only other times they've occurred at the carrier's retail outlets has been for previous iPhone launches.

    Though it's been obscured by the iPad hype, anticipation for the fourth-generation iPhone has been building for some time. Observers expect a power boost - possibly from Apple's new A4 system-on-a-chip - and hopes remain high that a CDMA-capable model will be released that will be able to operate on Verizon's network in the US. A new model this summer is virtually a lock, as Apple has refreshed the iPhone around the same time every year since it was introduced on June 29, 2007, with the 3G arriving on July 11, 2008 and the 3GS on June 19, 2009. Our own Michael Essany broke the news (later picked up by numerous other sites) that Apple had reserved the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts for an event on June 22, 2010. The reservation of the hall where the iPad was announced, on a date which fits perfectly into the pattern, makes for pretty strong circumstantial evidence that this will be the day we see the fourth-generation iPhone (which increasing reports suggest will be named the iPhone HD).

    AT&T first told its employees that they couldn't take vacations from June 15 to July 15, 2008 when the iPhone 3G was released. Similarly, an employee "vacation block" was imposed last year around the time of the 3GS launch. Verizon store employees, however, are apparently free to enjoy sun and fun this summer, so we'll have to see if Steve Jobs announces "one more thing" on June 22.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: June iPhone Confirmation in AT&T Vacation Block? started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      Yay
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      The whole of June seems a bit OTT as the new iPhone wont be announced until the 28th....
    1. iphone8130hak's Avatar
      iphone8130hak -
      Sweet
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      so when do we get the ipod touch?
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      ^The usual time I guess.

      June/July can not come any quicker as the Nexus One is soooo tempting
    1. Excel Wiz's Avatar
      Excel Wiz -
      Can we stop with the Verizon rumors now?
    1. Zeal's Avatar
      Zeal -
      Watch no new iPhone come out.. id lol
    1. extremzocker's Avatar
      extremzocker -
      im gonna be soooo exited when Steve comes out and goes "...the new iPhone"
    1. southfrisco's Avatar
      southfrisco -
      It doesn't confirm anything but it is a good bet.

      My gut tells me...

      Yes - Processor speed increase
      Yes - Storage increase
      Yes - Camera mp increase
      Yes - Updated Google Maps, Camera, Safari and YouTube (to match web site redesign) default apps with possibly more voice command options

      No - Verizon CDMA iPhone
      No - RAM increase
      No - Front facing camera
      No - Larger design with screen
      No - iChat app
    1. adp's Avatar
      adp -
      Quote Originally Posted by southfrisco View Post
      It doesn't confirm anything but it is a good bet.

      My gut tells me...

      Yes - Processor speed increase
      Yes - Storage increase
      Yes - Camera mp increase
      Yes - Updated Google Maps, Camera, Safari and YouTube (to match web site redesign) default apps with possibly more voice command options

      No - Verizon CDMA iPhone
      No - RAM increase
      No - Front facing camera
      No - Larger design with screen
      No - iChat app
      No RAM increase = FAIL
    1. iphone8130hak's Avatar
      iphone8130hak -
      3GS users will have to pay out the a** for it but idc
    1. robotphood's Avatar
      robotphood -
      A ram increase makes more sense than a faster processor. Especially with multitasking in 4.0. But it'd make no sense to not upgrade both to at least keep up with the competition.
    1. bbillh77's Avatar
      bbillh77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post
      so when do we get the ipod touch?
      Its avalible now in a larger model called the iPad
    1. jdm.accord's Avatar
      jdm.accord -
      lol this "news" has been on CNET's site for 3+ days now.

      Quote Originally Posted by iphone8130hak View Post
      3GS users will have to pay out the a** for it but idc
      Not necessarily. AT&T does annual iPhone upgrades if you spend more than $100 per month. So I get annual upgrades since I have my wife on my plan as well. And its the full upgrade. I paid only $199 for my 3GS after paying only $199 for my 3G in '08.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      I cannot wait for the new iPhone! It's going to blow the competition away!

      Edit: I like the "prototype" they say they've found of the iPhone 4G..
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      I hope the HD means that it will have a LED screen like the Nexus 1 .
    1. shadow25's Avatar
      shadow25 -
      Quote Originally Posted by southfrisco View Post
      It doesn't confirm anything but it is a good bet.

      My gut tells me...

      Yes - Processor speed increase
      Yes - Storage increase
      Yes - Camera mp increase
      Yes - Updated Google Maps, Camera, Safari and YouTube (to match web site redesign) default apps with possibly more voice command options

      No - Verizon CDMA iPhone
      No - RAM increase
      No - Front facing camera
      No - Larger design with screen
      No - iChat app
      +1

      The new iPhones will more than likely have the A4 CPU. Not much faster than the current 3G[S]

      Storage, I'd be willing to be there will be 16gb, 32gb, 64gb. Why? Makes business sense, since they can buy shitloads of the same memory for the iPad and iPhone

      Camera is a given

      There might be a RAM increase, but looking at the iPad, its a maybe.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I have 3 lines eligible for an upgrade
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      I am still on my honeymoon with my 2G glad I signed a prenup in case the 4th iPhone causes a divorce!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      lawl