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  • iPhone Rumor Roundup for WWDC 2009


    It's that time of year again. June is iPhone month, and WWDC is just a few days away. There's so many rumors about upcoming iPhone shizz its become a jungle of confusion. I submit to you this - the iPhone Rumor Roundup. Be your own judge.

    Shots of the Next iPhone's Back Cover Leaked

    Macrumors and iPodObserver got some pictures showing a matte back, that is believed to be in the next iPhone.

    Leaks by AT&T Executive

    An AT&T exec seems to have leaked many details about the upcoming iPhone.

    FM Features

    New Wi-fi chip traces found in 3.0 beta that has a mode number of a Broadcom chip, which features Bluetooth 2.1, Less power consuming 802.11n technology and even FM transmitter functionality

    Video Recording, Better Camera and Multicore Processors

    OLED for next iPhone

    LG might be supplying Apple with OLEDs for future iPhone model.

    Significantly faster iPhone

    iPhone might sport an Infenion 3G chip and has some 3.5G capabilities or maybe 802.11n wi-fi technology.

    Magnetometer for the next iPhone

    A hidden setting menu in the Setting apps shows off some magnetometer preferences.

    HD Features

    Apple clears out old cable inventories, probably making way for HD cables.

    Video Recording and Video Editing features

    Some hidden design elements of video recording and editing discovered.

    iPhone models to be differentiated by Software

    An analyst expects the iPhone models to be separated by software rather than hardware.

    Next iPhone to go Nike+

    Some leaked iTunes menus show some Nike+ options for the iPhone.

    Rubberized back, OLED screen, better camera, more capacity and lots of more stuff

    Next iPhone and iPhone 3G looks alike

    Some "icons" found in the latest 3.0 SDK shows some icons for next gen iPhone, which looks exactly like iPhone 3G icons but are suspected to be just placeholders.

    Upcoming iPhone Bezel and Screen Leaked, On sale

    A Chinese retailer selling some bezel and and screen which they claim to be from next gen iPhone.

    "Fast", "Slow" and CDMA iPhone options

    Next iPhone to have three models with different communication chipsets - 3G, 3.5G and CDMA for China - worst part being the carrier making choice for you.

    iPhone Coming in FOUR Capacities

    New iPhone to come in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacities.

    Upcoming iPhone to Have Faster processor, More Battery and OLED

    Next iPhone Photos shot

    Some guy claims to have got the iPhone next gen and posted a few (extremely bad quality) pics for it which shows off magnetometer, auto focus, video recording and some more stuff.

    New iPhone Pictures Leaked, from Apple Online store

    This rumor from iSpazio contains some shots by Mr. Blurrycam, supposedly from another unpublished page - this time from the Apple Online Store - which has some shots of the new iPhone.

    In-call multimedia exchange features

    New patents granted to apple reveals some new in-call functions like multimedia sharing.

    Is "iPhone Video" the next?

    iPhoneIndia Blog has got some shots from an anonymous tipster that lists an iPhone Video on AT&T support site, supposedly from an unpublished page.

    3D Graphics Chip and better network

    Kotaku got a tip about next iPhone sporting a 3D gaphics chip, 3.5G capabilites and improved bluetooth.

    Cheaper iPhone for WWDC

    Financial Times claims that a cheaper iPhone will be released as soon as Monday.

    Next gen iPhone Back listed for Sale

    Luna Commerce selling back piece which it claims belongs to the next iPhone. These look the same as the ones leaked by MacRumors before.

    Do tell us if we missed anything cool
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone Rumor Roundup for WWDC 2009 started by sayam View original post
    Comments 173 Comments
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      First!!!!

      All I want is the Apple logo to shine, I don't care about anything else!!! Sooo many patents and none of them have been implemented.
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Quote Originally Posted by A.T View Post
      First!!!!

      All I want is the Apple logo to shine, I don't care about anything else!!!
      #firstfail ...
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by sayam View Post
      #firstfail ...
      lmao
    1. rockjohn's Avatar
      rockjohn -
      thats back of the new iphone looks ******* bunk :}
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      Improved battery life might be the best for my needs . I wish they had a removable battery instead .
    1. BecomingxInsane's Avatar
      BecomingxInsane -
      Apple really does know how to give it's customers what they want. Slowly and over lots of time of course.

      From the looks of it, this is going to be a really nice phone. I personally love photography, and always have my phone on me, so I would love the improved camera. Don't get me wrong, the current camera isn't that bad, and it is only a phone, but it's just a little too slow and can ruin some shots if you shake alot like I do. The native video recording capabilities sound nice too.

      It's too bad I just got my 3G back in January.. =/
    1. dchandler's Avatar
      dchandler -
      Monday cant get here fast enough, even if there isnt a new iphone comming out i just want to know whats going on. I feel like im being left in the dark lol
    1. itb165's Avatar
      itb165 -
      Quote Originally Posted by dchandler View Post
      Monday cant get here fast enough, even if there isnt a new iphone comming out i just want to know whats going on. I feel like im being left in the dark lol
      Totally agree, monday is soooo close but so far away.
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      i just hope they allow upgrades
    1. Riviera's Avatar
      Riviera -
      Quote Originally Posted by itb165 View Post
      Totally agree, monday is soooo close but so far away.
      Is it this coming Monday on the 8th?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      yep Monday the 8th will be the announcement
    1. pcuserforever's Avatar
      pcuserforever -
      did you guys forget A2DP bluetooth?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ Its not a rumor. It works fine
    1. WalkingBird's Avatar
      WalkingBird -
      I just wonder how come no one is asking for multiple app backgrounding??? And very few are worried of a RAM memory upgrade....this would very likely fix all those 30 sec app loading problems, and "The SIMS 3" crashing every 10 mins. Im kinda worried of people only asking the Apple GODS for a lighting up logo...and thats pretty much what where going to be getting
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ I agree. I couldn't give a crap about a glowing logo. We need more ram and backgrounding capabilities!
    1. viperstarpoint9's Avatar
      viperstarpoint9 -
      Did anyone see the first gen/second gen hybrid iPhone with the colored backs? The photos are in the link called Next iPhone Photos shot. I think the colors pictured are the same as the current nano lineup.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      There have been lots of 'designers impressions' of what the next iPhone will look like, some include multi colours a la nano - its not an impossibility but unlikely, no leaks from 'sources' no matter how little creditability they have!

      More RAM is always useful and there are rumours that the next iPhone will have double the RAM.

      The iPhone OS was never designed for multitasking so I doubt if we will ever see full multitasking especially as Apple have stated the battery drain would be too great. If we did then double the memory would not be enough. One of the biggest complaints about WM is how it slows down when lots of apps are open even though it's supposed to manage the memory 'efficiently'. More background like features such as the push notification, is probably the most sensible course for Apple to take.

      Upgrading from a 2G at the end of a contract? Go for the new iPhone.
      Already have a 3G? Unless you really must have the 'latest' I see nothing that makes me want to change. FW3.0 (once it's unlocked) on the 3G is what I'll probably stick with.

      Just my opinion.
    1. ajl917's Avatar
      ajl917 -
      Great rundown! I'm on my phone, so I can't edit it, but you spelled processor wrong. ;-)
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Quote Originally Posted by ajl917 View Post
      Great rundown! I'm on my phone, so I can't edit it, but you spelled processor wrong. ;-)
      thanks edited
    1. XChrisX's Avatar
      XChrisX -
      With true push notifications FINALLY coming, I don't care too much for backgrounding, but would REEEEEAAAAALY love backgrounding on at least the Pandora App. I hate having to close it out and stop the music to respond to a text or email.