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  • AT&T Exec Confirms iPhone Details?
    According to a report on BGR an AT&T big-shot has confirmed a few iPhone rumors and reveals some of AT&T's plans for the summer. Most of this we already know but the following is supposed to be 100% accurate + wtf netbook?

    • New iPhone announcement around mid-June (duh)
    • New iPhone will be faster and have a more seamless experience unmatched by any device (could be just talking about 3.0, but we think it’s also a new iPhone)
    • U-Verse iPhone application; will allow control of your home DVR (play, pause, rewind, etc.)
    • The annual iPhone launch is “becoming a tradition.”
    • Nothing official is being confirmed, but they said that people should prep for an exciting time this summer.
    • AT&T is said to be working with Apple to create a unified product with an unparalleled experience across all their products and services.
    • Apple’s 3.0 software should tell us where the iPhone platform is going… uh, k?
    • They said customers shouldn’t need to choose from AT&T’s high-end devices because of features, they should choose based on preferences. The gap in capability should be filled with the new iPhone. Ok, bets on slide out QWERTY, autofocus camera, video sharing, blah blah?
    • Seems like the higher speed HSDPA (7.2Mbps) is being hinted at too which should confirm the earlier rumors of the new Infineon chipset.
    • The $99 3G netbook will start selling this summer, and the first one won’t be a Windows OS.
    thanks JazJon for the tip
    This article was originally published in forum thread: AT&T Exec Confirms iPhone Details? started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 98 Comments
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      Exactly. How many iterations of the RAZR are we up to now? 12?
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      Slide out keyboard would be very ugly and stupid on the iPhone. The firmware and OS is made for the multi touch screen anyway. Slide out keyboard feels cheap too.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Quote Originally Posted by silent revolt View Post
      welp this meen i will be seeling my iphone...and never buying another one. If apple is going to release an iphone a year that means they will intentionaly withhold capabilities that should/could be on a current modle to the following year. Instead of driving inovation they are again pilaging there cult like following. First they want to make jailbreak illegal now they want to hold your money hostage every summer. Futhermore, just because apple was first doesnt mean they will be best. Take a look at the Nvidea concept phone. I have been on this forum for like 2 years or somthing crazy, and i have seen alot of ups and downs in people moods but this is the first time i have noticed a zombiefication of you people. Dont blindly fall into another iphone crap shoot, look at the devices offerd by other companies that are comming at the same time as this new iphone and devices that will be comming out shortly.

      Sweet! How much do you want for your phone then?
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      These rumors are getting out of hand. I fully expect in a couple of weeks to hear about how the iPhone turns into a plane and shoot rockets. As for Apple and a possible new phone, I still think that Apple has it REALLY good with their upgradable FW that can add feature. They can skip releasing a phone this year by instead releasing an awesome FW (3.0) that adds TONS of new features. It extends the life of the current phone, minimizes complains of people who don't want to buy a phone only for it being obsolete months after and let's you push out even more units of a phone that's awesome. Then next summer once most 3G's are almost up for contract, release the new model.
    1. A Retired Mod's Avatar
      A Retired Mod -
      Quote Originally Posted by happy noodle boy View Post
      these rumors are getting out of hand. I fully expect in a couple of weeks to hear about how the iphone turns into a plane and shoot rockets.
      roflmmfao
    1. cates044's Avatar
      cates044 -
      I bet a new iPhone is released.. Apple knows that by releasing a new iPhone that many of the 3G owners that are still tied to their contracts are going to run out and pay full price for the new one. It's just more money for them. I thought people were crazy when they ditched their 1st gen iPhone and signed another contract for the 3G. I'm glad I didn't. IMHO nothing about the 3G really "wow'ed" me. Hopefully this new one will.
    1. mrlilguy157's Avatar
      mrlilguy157 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rota View Post
      Won't it be like last June where if you had an original iPhone on your account before the release date you could get the new one at the subsidized price as long as your renewed your contract? That's what I did with mine at least. AT&T was really cool about it.

      If anyone wants a perfectly flawless, white, jailbroken 16GB 3g around June, let me know.

      x2 wouldn't it be the same as last year. All previous iphone holders can get the goodie upgrade price??
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      These rumors are getting out of hand. I fully expect in a couple of weeks to hear about how the iPhone turns into a plane and shoot rockets. As for Apple and a possible new phone, I still think that Apple has it REALLY good with their upgradable FW that can add feature. They can skip releasing a phone this year by instead releasing an awesome FW (3.0) that adds TONS of new features. It extends the life of the current phone, minimizes complains of people who don't want to buy a phone only for it being obsolete months after and let's you push out even more units of a phone that's awesome. Then next summer once most 3G's are almost up for contract, release the new model.
      This is what I was talking about in another thread. It would be foolish for them to release a phone this year.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by m-klass View Post
      What do you guys think our providers will do if were still tied in to the 18 month contract for the iphone 3g?

      I would defo trade up my 3g for a new version after the dev team jailbreak
      They will probably have a price somewhere in between what retail "should" be and what a new 2 year contract price will be. Let's say the new unit will be 200 bucks with a 2 year contract. They will probably make it 300 bucks if you already have a contract and make you resign another 2 years from the point of the new purchase.

      Quote Originally Posted by cpjr View Post
      ^In all honestly, its the same thing every other company does....seriously. If they dont come out with new/better stuff and people dont buy it, their out of business.

      Everyone does it.....Apple is emphasized for us because we're into it. We're on this site, we've got an iphone.

      I have a blackberry also, Blackberry is coming out with several new/better phones this year alone.

      Its simple company propaganda, no different from anybody else......aside from the fact that Apple seems to do it better
      I do believe the poster was reffering to things like apple purposely holding back on things like MMS for so long. yes newer phones do come out, but when a phone claims to be cutting edge, it generally is. let's take the razer for example. When that thing came out it had a high price, but it was also one of the thinnest phones with the nicest screen in its price-range. Apple claims they have the best, and they could, if they didn't hold things back. Nobody would be this excited about 3.0 if we had the basic features that it is now going to provide us to begin with. No company is better than Apple at not giving you what you SHOULD have had at the start until months/years later and then making you actually feel thankful for it. (referring to their phones here, don;t have enough experience with their other products to judge one way or the other).

      Quote Originally Posted by cates044 View Post
      I bet a new iPhone is released.. Apple knows that by releasing a new iPhone that many of the 3G owners that are still tied to their contracts are going to run out and pay full price for the new one. It's just more money for them.
      That is not how it works. Apple gets the same amount of money for each unit sold, period. Contract phones are simply subsidized by ATT. In simple terms, this means Apple is still getting retail (lets say 600 for an 8gb 3G). You (the person signing the contract) pays Apple 200 bucks and the rest is covered by ATT in exchange for having you pay an expensive monthly contract. In the long run, Apple probably makes more on new contracts due to the cut they get of monthly bills, although I am not 100% sure of the figures there...
    1. adrian1480's Avatar
      adrian1480 -
      would like to hear more about the $99 netbook.
    1. smiska2's Avatar
      smiska2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by silent revolt View Post
      welp this meen i will be seeling my iphone...and never buying another one. If apple is going to release an iphone a year that means they will intentionaly withhold capabilities that should/could be on a current modle to the following year. Instead of driving inovation they are again pilaging there cult like following. First they want to make jailbreak illegal now they want to hold your money hostage every summer. Futhermore, just because apple was first doesnt mean they will be best. Take a look at the Nvidea concept phone. I have been on this forum for like 2 years or somthing crazy, and i have seen alot of ups and downs in people moods but this is the first time i have noticed a zombiefication of you people. Dont blindly fall into another iphone crap shoot, look at the devices offerd by other companies that are comming at the same time as this new iphone and devices that will be comming out shortly.
      Why are you here?
    1. DarkDragonAn's Avatar
      DarkDragonAn -
      I'm already being working on slide out keyboard mood for the iPhone and it work and look good you can't even tell the iphone has a keyboard with the new 3.0 SDK it help me to make it work. The only thing I can say is you will have a extra button on the side of the iPhone pop out the keyboard, and is not a apple mood or ideal.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      This is what I was talking about in another thread. It would be foolish for them to release a phone this year.
      LOL - it would be foolish for them not to release one.

      BGR is rarely wrong. the speculation on the keyboard is just that, and probably wrong but if he says he has been told a Mid June release then I would be very surprised if it didn't happen.
      Releasing a phone a year is what I'd expect from Apple - it doesn't mean you have to upgrade though!
    1. BenzoHartt's Avatar
      BenzoHartt -
      I'll be ready for that upgrade in June. I'm gonna get something new if it kills me.lol
    1. knowtheobscure's Avatar
      knowtheobscure -
      Quote Originally Posted by PRC777 View Post
      Man, I'm kinda thinking the DVR remote function is dumb...
      ?????? How can any added function that does not take away from anything else be dumb? You are getting something extra! Dont be mad you aint got cable.... I need an app like this for sure.
    1. uunnzz's Avatar
      uunnzz -
      * New iPhone will be faster and have a more seamless experience unmatched by any device (could be just talking about 3.0, but we think itís also a new iPhone)
      * AT&T is said to be working with Apple to create a unified product with an unparalleled experience across all their products and services.
      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      It is going to be faster. Will help you get nowhere fast. With new faster dropping calls you can't even imagine how many people you can annoy, and how much time you can waste. Cell tower switching will become seamless, all you have to do is wait 10 minutes for the phone to figure out WTF is going on. Unparalleled dropped calls, Unparalleled ****** reception, your experience will be unmatched by any other device, or any other service. Less bars in less places, all while displaying full reception. Oh yeah... and you still have to pay $30 a month for this wonderful "service", and maybe extra for tethering even though its not a service and you already pay for "Unlimited" internet.

      I swear... with how ****** AT&T is sometimes I want to sell my iPhone and get a old candy bar Nokia, and go to T-Mobile, or some other phone and go to Sprint. It seems like everyone I know who has those services gets better reception, faster internet, and better connectivity.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      If you don't like it use someone else - get a N*kia and quit your whinging.
    1. uunnzz's Avatar
      uunnzz -
      Not whining. Just stating the obvious facts that no one wants to admit.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      You have a choice. If you don't like AT&T use someone else. It is not an iPhone problem, it works flawlesly on T-Mobile in the UK for me.
    1. 1hihum's Avatar
      1hihum -
      the funny thing about all that ******** is that you are still with them. Unlock your phone and switch. Then you can see if all of your complaining is truely an AT&T issue, or just cellular limits in general. In my experience AT&T has by long and far the best service in all of the areas that I use my phone.