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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. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Apple have stated that they intend to release a new iPhone every year so they probably will.
    1. Ozzyman500's Avatar
      Ozzyman500 -
      As long as it's not like $600 I will probably buy one.
    1. CloudX's Avatar
      CloudX -
      and those screen sizes are?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Samsung Tocco 2.8" WQVGA so although smaller than the iPhone it's not a million miles away.
    1. CloudX's Avatar
      CloudX -
      oh wow, i didn't think they released a 2.8" OLED on a cellphone already, that shows that it can happen in a relatively expensive iPhone. crazy..
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      A coleague of mine has a Tocco S8300
    1. ModJoe's Avatar
      ModJoe -
      right now i found a picture of new iphone with iChat at Official ZiPhone Blog. iPhone News and Unlocking.,


      and all the other mentioned stuff would be reeeeeeeeeeeally nice.

      I want it ,nooooooooooooow, can't wait anymore
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Yet another pic of what someone thinks the new iPhone might look like. The article was just a re-hash of what has been discussed in this and other forums with the exception of the 17th July date which is actually a bit later than I would have guessed at.
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      I love this part of that "article"

      The seeds of this rumor might be linked to the fact that Apple Inc. might like to follow its tradition of releasing a new iPhone version mid-summer every year.
      Really? Apple has been in the phone business for less than 2 years (2G in 2007, 3G in 2008). I would hardly call that enough of a foundation to say that there's going to be a new one this year.

      I mean, I wouldn't be surprised if there was a new one, but saying "Apple has been releasing a new phone every summer" is absolutely ridiculous.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Apple have stated that they plan to release a new phone every year.

      What I find more surprising is that according to BGR The Chinese variant will be TD-SCDMA - an unproven technology which, although the licence has been granted to China Mobile (China's largest carrier) I believe it has so far only been tested by 60,000 users - hardly exhaustive! It does show that Apple have more faith in this technology that I do
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Microsoft announced today the new Zune HD will have an OLED screen and a 720p HD video output. I hope the new iPhone keeps up
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      I never thought I'd here anyone say that they hoped anything would keep up with the Zune....


    1. benelz's Avatar
      benelz -
      Wow a built in compass
      i cant't wait!!!
    1. Fhadso's Avatar
      Fhadso -
      I will be impressed when they introduce an iPhone with full-on GPS...
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Fhadso View Post
      I will be impressed when they introduce an iPhone with full-on GPS...
      You mean like the 3G does?
    1. Napoleon_PhoneApart's Avatar
      Napoleon_PhoneApart -
      I think he means with full turn-by-turn support.
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon_PhoneApart View Post
      I think he means with full turn-by-turn support.
      You mean like 3.0 will allow and couple of companies already stated to have TbT apps ready?
    1. Napoleon_PhoneApart's Avatar
      Napoleon_PhoneApart -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      You mean like 3.0 will allow and couple of companies already stated to have TbT apps ready?
      That's what Apple hinted at in their 3.0 announcement, if I recall.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      You mean like 3.0 will allow and couple of companies already stated to have TbT apps ready?
      Unfortunately I don't believe that is the case.

      TomTom announced that it worked on the iPhone when the 3G was released but I've heard nothing since.

      ALK showed a PoC of CoPilot running on the iPhone earlier this year but I have not had a beta from them yet so it certainly won't be ready for when FW3.0 is released. I haven't been pushing for it as I don't have FW 3.0 beta but they will let me know as soon as they have anything for testing.
    1. DFOGG551's Avatar
      DFOGG551 -
      Well my source told me which I spoke with today from cingular customer service that the iphone will be out June 19th 2009