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  • Next iPhone July 17th, Rubber Back, OLED Screen, More?
    Now that everything here at MMi is running again back to the news

    If appadvice's source can be believed the next-gen iPhone will be available for purchase on July 17th. There will be major hardware updates across the board as well. Can't tell if this information is real or not as the most of what is mentioned is either common sense or rumors we have already seen and many are doubtful at best. The report, however, does include some new rumors! Your next iPhone could have all of the following:
    • 32GB and 16GB to replace current capacities
      This is a basic upgrade that one would expect with a new Apple product.

    • $199 and $299 price-points to be maintained
      Also expected, subsidization makes the iPhone fairly affordable, helps Apple sell product, take over your life, the world . . .

    • 3.2 Megapixel camera
      As rumored here.

    • Video recording & editing capabilities
      As rumored here. Found in Firmware 3.0 here.

    • Ability to send a picture & video via MMS
      MMS stands for Multimedia Messaging Service. Self explanatory and we already know it's coming due to 3.0 firmware.

    • Discontinuation of the metal band surrounding the edge of the device
      This is new rumor/information.

    • OLED screen
      As rumored here, here.

    • 1.5X The battery life
      This is new rumor/information. It would be great if the battery life was improved. My current 3g requires its nightly charge.

    • Double the RAM and processing power
      New. Apps would run better. Sorry underpowered pre . . .

    • Built-in FM transmitter
      As rumored here.

    • Apple logo on the back to light up
      Now wouldn't that be cool? Light up Apple AND better battery life? Doubtful at best . . .

    • Rubber-tread backing
      “Similar to the back of a blackberry.” If I wanted a rubber blackberry I would buy one -- wish they would go back to metal . . .

    • Sleeker design
      How? That can mean almost anything.

    • Built-in compass
      As rumored here.

    • Revolutionary combination of the camera, GPS, compass, and Google maps to identify photo and inform about photo locations.
      According to the source this is going to be some super information slammed into the palm of your hand feature. Take a picture and the iPhone will use GPS, compass, etc to tell you everything it possibly can about what you just took a picture of using sources like Wikipedia. Hard to believe that this is on its way in a couple months - it took Apple two years to figure out copy/paste.

    • Turn by turn directions
      As revealed here.

    • July 17th, 2009 release date
      A Friday mid July. Just like the last two years of "iPhone Day"

    thx for the tip stocis
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Next iPhone July 17th, Rubber Back, OLED Screen, More? started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 104 Comments
    1. Hackin' Fool's Avatar
      Hackin' Fool -
      With AT&T upgrading to 4G later this year, doesn't it make sense that Apple will have 4G on the new model iPhone along with the touch screen Mac rumored to be coming out next year?
    1. NeoNightmareX's Avatar
      NeoNightmareX -
      ^ We can only hope.
    1. 97vrsix's Avatar
      97vrsix -
      Wish you could just upgrade the radio, like a firmware update.. lol Make it an option to pay for.. lol
    1. franklinromeo's Avatar
      franklinromeo -
      this is so awesome, but im pissed I'm on T-Mobile and its gonna be so long for an unlock if its even possible
    1. RelleR's Avatar
      RelleR -
      Quote Originally Posted by bschucher View Post
      FM transmitter? Why?

      My best possible guess would be to Transmit FM radio waves...
    1. saifeeab's Avatar
      saifeeab -
      apple has been known to let its users down....so i wont be expecting too much this time too. Thats the reason i still stuck with 2G....the 3G was an eyewash at best. well i hope this time they really add some juice to the iphone. But pls. no rubber back cover.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      You can send short distances - eg to your car radio (or at least you can in the UK)
      A rubber back? Yuck!

      Nothing here that floats my boat. I'll probably stick with my 3G.
    1. sactownstar's Avatar
      sactownstar -
      Quote Originally Posted by franklinromeo View Post
      this is so awesome, but im pissed I'm on T-Mobile and its gonna be so long for an unlock if its even possible
      ^ This.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      What makes you think you will have to wait a long time for an unlock?
    1. Johnny Dixwell's Avatar
      Johnny Dixwell -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      You can send short distances - eg to your car radio (or at least you can in the UK)
      A rubber back? Yuck!

      Nothing here that floats my boat. I'll probably stick with my 3G.
      I'm with you. If this is official then nothing really screams out to me. This rubber back is some rubber bullsheet tho.
    1. elsgk2's Avatar
      elsgk2 -
      The less we wish for, the more suprised we'll be.

      I literally lost all hope for slingplayer...
    1. MikesiPhone1983's Avatar
      MikesiPhone1983 -
      for when people are on public transport to listen to the radio, why else do you think? to watch TV? lol
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      I think you are thinking of an FM receiver - an FM transmitter is to transmit radio waves which need to be received by a receiver.
      If the new iPhone has an FM Transmitter but no FM receiver then you would not be able to listen to the radio on it.
      Anywhere.
    1. graytman's Avatar
      graytman -
      unibody case! would be awesome...except i like the whole carbon fiber i dea but imagine that in a unibody type thing

      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      I think you are thinking of an FM receiver - an FM transmitter is to transmit radio waves which need to be received by a receiver.
      If the new iPhone has an FM Transmitter but no FM receiver then you would not be able to listen to the radio on it.
      Anywhere.
      actually the receiver would be the radio which receives any outgoing fm waves...trust me ever tried using some remotes or stuff near a radio just for fun? on am stations lower range you can actually hear the signal from the remote...trust me ive experimented severeal times for hours on end

      EDIT: nvm this comment you meant the iphone wouldnt have radio capabiliteis. but theres rumor that this would double as a receiver too
    1. msb2008's Avatar
      msb2008 -
      love the list of new fetuers they are awosome. just one problem thought; i would have to get rid of my current iphone. dones anyone know how to? lol
    1. LuvMYiPhone's Avatar
      LuvMYiPhone -
      my birthday is in July, maybe somebody will buy me a new iPhone LOL! The new one sounds awesome!
    1. Bleeditout2130's Avatar
      Bleeditout2130 -
      Quote Originally Posted by msb2008 View Post
      love the list of new fetuers they are awosome. just one problem thought; i would have to get rid of my current iphone. dones anyone know how to? lol
      Step 1: Unlock/jailbreak if you have not done so.

      Step 2: Put it on Ebay.

      Step 3: Buy a temporary phone to use for the next two months that you can put your sim card in.

      Step 4: Enjoy upgrading for "free" when the new one comes out


      *The bidding for mine is at $410 on Ebay with 3 days left.
    1. CloudX's Avatar
      CloudX -
      You guys really think they are going to release a new phone, when there's money to be made with new os software? Have you seen how much a 7.6in OLED tv costs? A Kodak one at BB is $999.99.. I doubt we'll be seeing anything but rumors to keep us wanting for at least another year.. Maybe they will release a new phone, it won't have an OLED screen though. That being said my fiance and I would be in line mid July '09 for our new iPhones if they were to be released. LOL
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      They almost certainly will release a new phone.
      Samsung and, I believe, Nokia already have OLED screens on phones so it's certainly not impossible that the new iPhone will.
    1. Ozzyman500's Avatar
      Ozzyman500 -
      Why not make a new iPhone for every new OS?