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  • 4th-Gen iPhone in Summer 2010?


    Recent hints of an upcoming new iPhone model got a boost today thanks to a terse and enigmatic Tweet from a popular mobile-phone blogger, saying only:
    Foxconn received order for next generation iphone
    Foxconn is the manufacturer Apple uses for the iPhone, as well as for the Mac mini and the iPod line.

    Rumors have been circulating for the past few months about a fourth-generation iPhone being launched in 2010. Just a few weeks ago, an iPhone carrying the hardware designation "3,1" was spotted on the San Francisco Bay Area transit system. An order placed today would result in manufacturing being ramped up on schedule for an early-summer 2010 launch of the device. If this took place, it would fit perfectly into Apple's history of product launches: the original iPhone was released on June 29th of 2007, with the 3G coming on July 11, 2008 and the 3GS on June 19, 2009. References to an "iPhone3,1" were first discovered in iPhone firmware files back in August, and Apple had similarly begun testing the iPhone 3GS (iPhone2,1) in October of 2008, about 8 months ahead of its launch.

    The report comes from Mobile-review’s Eldar Murtazin, the Russian blogger who has had a good history of scoops on new mobile devices. He has, however, no track record when it comes to Apple phones, so it's hard to know how much credibility to place in this report. Murtazin followed up his brief Tweet with another, in reply to a follower, that asserted that the new hardware would support multitasking, further bolstering rumors that the 4G iPhone would be based on a PA Semi processor.

    Following the report, the rumor mill churned with speculation about the new phone. A front-facing camera (for video calls) was a popular idea, along with a 1GHz processor, LTE support and a higher resolution display, possibly OLED... even a hardware QWERTY keyboard. Obviously, at this point, nothing is known and little can be inferred to this sketchy assertion.

    Foxconn is the trade name of the Taiwan based firm Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (Ltd.). They are the largest manufacturer of electronics and computer components worldwide, and mainly manufactures on contract to other companies.

    image via Gizmodo
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 4th-Gen iPhone in Summer 2010? started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 101 Comments
    1. hrag525's Avatar
      hrag525 -
      we all know its coming...and my update will be right on time hehe
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      Lol this is old. These were b4 the 3gs came out
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      IMO , I would love to upgrade from the 3G and hope for improvements , and I would not need the qwerty keyboard feature because I am not a big text fan . I feel if your going to have the time to text someone, just call for christ sake.
    1. blkeagle1's Avatar
      blkeagle1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by home skillet View Post
      daewon song!
      lol.
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      I wait for the specs before commenting on this. I just don't bash about it. Good upgrade for me.
    1. ifonemaniac's Avatar
      ifonemaniac -
      Hopefully no one will commit suicide if a prototype of THIS one is lost...
    1. HayWire's Avatar
      HayWire -
      Doesnt matter, by then ill be rocking the droid on Verizon.
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      So, let me get this straight. The possibility of streaming live video calls (iChat) blah blah blah, which sounds great and all, but isn't at&t already crying over the amount of data streaming as-is and ******** about what a strain it's putting on the network that they're gonna start reconfiguring the billing structure??? Unless they correct the network issues and make it so we can actually use all of this great data etc, I don't even wanna think of how much having the next iPhone will cost as far as "Unlimited (BS my ***) Data Plans" are gonna cost me. :/
    1. sucram6791's Avatar
      sucram6791 -
      its gotta b a huge upgrade to keep me away from an htc sense phone *cough* HD2
    1. Channan's Avatar
      Channan -
      Front facing camera? 1GHz processor? Higher resolution OLED screen? Please Apple! And more RAM while you're at it. Thanks.

      Oh, but please don't give us a physical keyboard. iDon't want. Let the Droid "win" in this category.
    1. A Retired Mod's Avatar
      A Retired Mod -
      Quote Originally Posted by €hR!$ View Post
      Front facing camera? 1GHz processor? Higher resolution OLED screen? Please Apple! And more RAM while you're at it. Thanks.

      Oh, but please don't give us a physical keyboard. iDon't want. Let the Droid "win" in this category.
      ^^^Add 2GB DDR3 RAM....
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      That's phone look really cool.
    1. brianlg's Avatar
      brianlg -
      Quote Originally Posted by bbplayer5 View Post
      Why in gods name would you want it to stay exclusive? You like paying more for a crappy network? You benefit in no way shape or form keeping it on AT&T.
      Haha because I'm stuck with ATT for another year and I'm greedy and dont want everyone else to have one . When I was with Verizon I couldnt wait for a cdma iphone, but not that I switched I don't want it to go cdma (just because I had to switch). So basically I'm just greedy haha
    1. crizzle1321's Avatar
      crizzle1321 -
      Quote Originally Posted by brianlg View Post
      whoa if this happens I'm deft updating
      I hope it stays exclusive to ATT
      iHope they switch over to verizon, especially if were going to start getting charged for our "unlimited" data plan just because at&t can't keep up with the trends!
    1. staterunner180's Avatar
      staterunner180 -
      It so much easier to find a hole in someone's programming then it is to try to plug every single one of them up though. That's what makes out (the 'hackers') jobs so much easier then Apple's. And I doubt that's the new iPhone, that picture has be hanging around since 3G rumors started flying...
    1. fventura03's Avatar
      fventura03 -
      time to sell the 3GS !
    1. modbox14's Avatar
      modbox14 -
      bad news for people who text and drive.

      "hey man what are you up to?"
      "oh nothing just driving to wor*CRASH*"
      x94743782
    1. SubCool's Avatar
      SubCool -
      i cant wait-
      i just hope we can get a solid working Jailbreak before then. I have been stalling to update to 3GS - but this 3G is KILLING ME!!!
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      we get closer and closer every day
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      How on earth did a design concept originally released back in Feb as the upcoming replacement for the 3G and recently re-released as the 4G in the members news section ever make it to the news section?
      Apple have said that they aim to release a new phone every year, this is a concept picture and nothing to do with Apple themselves so what on earth makes this newsworthy?