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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. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      A titanium housing would be nice Or carbon fiber.....
    1. A Retired Mod's Avatar
      A Retired Mod -
      Carbon fiber....would be the way to go.
    1. prozac4312's Avatar
      prozac4312 -
      Any chance of an early upgrade if I bought last year's iPhone on the day it came out?

    1. Fhadso's Avatar
      Fhadso -
      Metal
      Needed
      Now...
      Why couldn't I have waited 9 months?! Now I"m stuck with a 3G for another two years >.<
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by compton,Tx View Post
      I'm so glad I skipped the 3g!!! If half of this is true, it will be more than worth it.
      Same here! My first gen is still working great, however, I'm starting to get the itch to upgrade...
    1. LSZ33's Avatar
      LSZ33 -
      Doesn't matter if at least half of these rumors are true, I will be an owner of one. I cannot wait. Keep it coming. Oh and thanks to everyone who helped to get MMI back up and running.
    1. QaistheLord's Avatar
      QaistheLord -
      Carbon fiber....would be the way to go.
      I agree, that would look sick. I think someone did it, I read it on a blog somewhere - looks tight.
      EDIT: It was a carbon fiber macbook that I saw, not an iPhone...

      I think they mean receiver, cause what could you possibly transmit over FM? That makes NO sense at all. Receive radio signals, ok, but you can't send over FM unless you're licensed aka FCC.
      lol - assuming the iPhone can broadcast more than 10 yards? Imagine if all those $10 FM Transmitters required FCC approval? damn, we'd never get anywhere. You'd need one hell of an amplifier before the FCC gets on your case for broadcasting a few illegally downloaded MP3's..

      Any chance of an early upgrade if I bought last year's iPhone on the day it came out?
      AND
      Why couldn't I have waited 9 months?! Now I"m stuck with a 3G for another two years >.<
      I assume so. They allowed us last year - I bought the originaly iphone (full price) the day it came out, upgraded to the iphone 3g the day it came out (subsidized price), and I assume they will allow current iphone 3g owners to upgrade at subsidized price once again...
    1. norcalmike's Avatar
      norcalmike -
      Will the actual Phone portion get any upgrades ?? LOL

      I love my iPhone but my old Razr V9 had the phone portion beat hands down.
    1. treble26's Avatar
      treble26 -
      DAMN!!!!!! its gonna cost the same thing as my iphone 3G!!!! i wanna toss mine out the window and buy the new one. and finally turn by turn direction. and the picture and video editing would be SWEET! i like editing pics and videos. all though i know that they probably wont have much features to edit.
    1. badass1469's Avatar
      badass1469 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ronfin44 View Post
      I think they mean receiver, cause what could you possibly transmit over FM? That makes NO sense at all. Receive radio signals, ok, but you can't send over FM unless you're licensed aka FCC.
      lol nah im pretty sure they do mean fm "transmiter" because people like to transmit their audio to their fm radio,instead of having to buy a $75-$150 device that does the same thing. And no lol you dont need to be the FCC to transmit radio waves, the FCC are the people that make sure you dont transmit anything illegal, copyrighted tracks and profanity filled tracks and stuff like that
    1. willryan42's Avatar
      willryan42 -
      So because we are able to jailbreak our current devices due to an exploit in the DFU mode, is there a chance that they have patched this up?

      I know that the dev teams will probably find a way no matter what happens :]
    1. toawkanavngthded's Avatar
      toawkanavngthded -
      i really do hope they release it on that date... im so anxious to get this due to the fact i have the 1st gen and it would be pointless imo to upgrate to 3.0 and not enjoy the full features unless i have the 3g... i am also due for an upgrade so hope all works out!
    1. alpawa's Avatar
      alpawa -
      Any news about the posibility of buying one if you bought a 3G within a year? Heard some rumours about this a while ago...
    1. LYRICALDETOX's Avatar
      LYRICALDETOX -
      what about a video conference phone call?
      meaning you can see the other person live via video to whom you are speaking with
    1. Magnum's Avatar
      Magnum -
      Quote Originally Posted by LYRICALDETOX View Post
      what about a video conference phone call?
      meaning you can see the other person live via video to whom you are speaking with
      keep dreamin

      speaking of new screens...do you think we will get the clear ones or the pi$$ yellow ones? any word on updating the quiet speakers?(i would like to hear it when my phone rings in a midly loud place)
    1. Juar3z's Avatar
      Juar3z -
      i read about this a day or 2 ago

      p.s. i hope the rubber backing doesnt get caught in my pocket like the rubber coverings do.... im not 1 for that leather case belt buckle bullsh!t....
    1. Magnum's Avatar
      Magnum -
      Quote Originally Posted by Juar3z View Post
      i read about this a day or 2 ago

      p.s. i hope the rubber backing doesnt get caught in my pocket like the rubber coverings do.... im not for that leather case belt bucklet ********....
      +1
    1. Nimbulan's Avatar
      Nimbulan -
      http://www.modmyi.com/forums/iphone-...wdc-steve.html

      "According to Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster, Apple won't be unveiling any new iPhone hardware this WWDC. In fact, the whole event will be surrounding software ONLY"

      !?!
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      Think I will wait another year when the 64gb comes out with Flash and Sling over 3g , and a easy to remove battery would be nice also .
    1. adp's Avatar
      adp -
      The link to the turn-by-turn navigation states that it will come with OS 3.0. Does this mean that 3G owners can also have this feature? Or is it only for the new iPhone coming this summer?