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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. A Retired Mod's Avatar
      A Retired Mod -
      ^I wish!!!
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      Quote Originally Posted by andygev35 View Post
      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.




      That's my dream iPhone...
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      That's an awesome mock up! I'd pay bank $ for that
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      I hope it's a fact.
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      Quote Originally Posted by andygev35 View Post
      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.




      Holy **** thats sexy.
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      gimme!
    1. Freerunnering's Avatar
      Freerunnering -
      Quote Originally Posted by A.T View Post
      Hope they show iPhone firmware 4.0, please, please, please let it have a new UI or allow some kind of themeing inc colours and fonts!!!
      we we have that already with jailbreak and i don't want apple to make jailbreaking obsolete!
    1. extremzocker's Avatar
      extremzocker -
      jobs, you are full of wonders (and rumors)
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      How many more threads do we need to spread untrue rumours?
    1. gcastro723's Avatar
      gcastro723 -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      How many more threads do we need to spread untrue rumours?
      yeah, what he said
    1. rockjohn's Avatar
      rockjohn -
      i hope they release a software update same day
    1. B1GMAN's Avatar
      B1GMAN -
      When will the new os be ready to get from itunes
    1. funcritter's Avatar
      funcritter -
      For those thinking the new OS will only be released when the new iPhone is released, 3.0 was released Jun 17, 2009, two days before the 3GS went on sale.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      It was released the day of the announcement of the 3G - the same as the next FW will probably be released when they announce the next iPhone.
    1. funcritter's Avatar
      funcritter -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      It was released the day of the announcement of the 3G - the same as the next FW will probably be released when they announce the next iPhone.
      What was released? It wasn't 3.0 because a simple Gooogle search will tell you 3.0 was released on June 17, two days before the 3GS.
    1. andygev35's Avatar
      andygev35 -
      The Beta was released to devs the day of the announcement.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Memory is a wonderful thing (I did of course mean the 3gS not the 3G)
      They were both announced at WWDC on 9th June 2009 with the FW available on the 17th and the H/w available on 19th.
      See Live blog: WWDC 2009 keynote | Apple - CNET News
      I expect both new FW and h/w to be announced this year at WWDC at the end of June with availability shortly after.

      I could have sworn that I downloaded it on the day but I'm getting old and my memory is going...
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      What everyone seems to be forgetting is this:

      It is quite possible that Apple could push 3G and 3GS users into 4.0 which is not jailbroken.

      This could mean that many many jailbroken iphones will either stop working or have to update to 4.0.
      Then, how long will it be before or if a jailbreak is available. Sorry, but those of us on 3.0 have been waiting quite a while to upgrade to 3.1.2 w/o losing the jailbreak.

      And I'm not talking about the quasi-jailbreak with blackra1n.
      That doesn't even make sense to those of us who don't have access to a laptop or desktop computer during the day when we are using our phones for work related functions.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Apple can't force you to upgrade.

      If you are already on 3.0 JB then you can JB 3.12 with Pwnage, BlackRa1n or the beta RedSn0w 0.9 - none of which will be tethered if you started of on 3.0