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  • Fact or Rumor: New iPhone OS To Be Revealed Next Week

    That's the big news in the iPhone world today. Yesterday we reported that the new iPhone OS could be revealed on January 27th. Now it looks as though the big reveal is a done deal as this information is widely believed to be based on fact more than it is a rumor.

    From PC World

    Fox News posted an article Monday claiming that not only will next week's now-confirmed Apple event play host to the long-rumored tablet unveiling, but it will also see the next iteration of Apple's iLife software on show. Fox's report also claims that Apple will discuss the next iPhone OS update.
    The January 27th event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco could very well surpass everyone's expectations. Making up for the "let down" that some Apple fans reported after last September's event, next week's event is poised to present three "potentially spectacular" items listed above.

    Naturally, the invitations emblazoned with the words: “Come see our latest creation” have everyone whipping out their highest hopes for the occasion.

    The article by Fox News' Clayton Morris is boldly titled "Apple Tablet, iPhone 4 Launch Confirmed for January 27th" (never mind the fact that it's always iffy to "confirm" any new Apple product until Steve Jobs stands onstage with it), and goes on to detail a conversation Morris allegedly had with an Apple source early Monday morning.
    Similar sources close to Apple are saying that the folks in Cupertino may ultimately be more excited about the 4th generation iPhone than the tablet - although that is monumentally difficult for anyone outside of the Apple bubble to comprehend. While it is all but certain that next week's event will live up to the hype surrounding a reveal months in the making, the January 27th extravaganza could very well prove a game changer in more ways than the space on this site will presently allow me to chronicle.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Fact or Rumor: New iPhone OS To Be Revealed Next Week started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 59 Comments
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Quote Originally Posted by willryan42 View Post
      The update will supposedly be available for only the iPhone 3G and 3GS
      iPhone 2G????
    1. clive.weller's Avatar
      clive.weller -
      The only way a new OS or iPhone will get me all exited is if Apple concentrate on completing the system by enabling all the facilities to make the phone work 100% as a phone and worry about the blasted games later on. For instance we still do not have a fully functional bluetooth system yet. I bought the iPhone because I wanted the best phone for the money. It seems I was wrong as I bought a part finnished phone and a games machine with access to iTunes that contains 95% rubbish.
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      The admins Here should strongly consider adding a "rumors" section to the forums

      This isn't news...nor are 90% of things added here they're runors, and 99% of runors are generally BS
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Saw this while watching the premiere of Human Target last night on FOX:

    1. iLaw-One's Avatar
      iLaw-One -
      who cares?
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      Saw this while watching the premiere of Human Target last night on FOX:

      Just an iPhone with a fake photo on it. They always do that in movies/tv shows.
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      i would love to be at the release. its gonna be very interesting what all is brought out.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by M4tt Dam0n View Post
      Just an iPhone with a fake photo on it. They always do that in movies/tv shows.
      Well it had some animation. Yea, its totally fake but I thought I would add to the rumors
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      I want better battery
    1. ikesmasher's Avatar
      ikesmasher -
      Quote Originally Posted by battlecrushr View Post
      I want better battery
      stole the text right out of my hands. xD. I. WANT. BETTER. BATTERY.
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      If it had good bug fixes and all other goodies, I would get this firmware...after it is jailbroken.
    1. feng303's Avatar
      feng303 -
      i really hope some smart person will come up with a jailbreak that is nontethered for those of us running the new bootrom (3GS)....i mean, tethered jailbreak isn't that bad, but still kinda annoying huh? hopefully it'll be possible for 4.0.

      Actually, is there any new headway into this issue? i googled but no answer.....
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      It's exciting
    1. PhxBlue's Avatar
      PhxBlue -
      The employees at Apple have to sit back and laugh their asses off at what all of you people are saying when they browse tech forums. I bet you they even have user names memorized for their notorious "from outer space" ridiculous conjecture.
    1. The Maestro's Avatar
      The Maestro -
      ^^^ were do you think all there crazy ideas come from?

      I'm a mac and iPhone OS 4 was my idea
    1. SquareWheel's Avatar
      SquareWheel -
      Don't care about the supposed tablet, I want me some new firmware.
    1. stlcaddie's Avatar
      stlcaddie -
      I heard the update is going to change the name from iPhone to Liar HD. I hope it's jailbreakable. LOL
    1. Riviera's Avatar
      Riviera -
      Quote Originally Posted by Raptors View Post
      The admins Here should strongly consider adding a "rumors" section to the forums
      That's actually a great idea.
    1. andygev35's Avatar
      andygev35 -
      Since we're talking rumors, I found this mock-up of a 4G with some speculations as to features, with percentage of probability with each.