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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. WalkingBird's Avatar
      WalkingBird -
      "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."

      And OS X (wich is what iPhone OS basically is) was never designed to run in low memory conditions....Just look back at the pre Tiger era, that's what everybody complained about "Macs are too slow! Macs are too slow!"

      And on a second thought iPhone OS IS capable of multitasking even the hackers from the Dev-Team have agreed with Apple that iPhone OS is indeed a straped down version of OS X and that their insfrastructure is basically the same....the shell on iPhone OS was not design to do much backgrounding ( your apps that come in the dock are actually backgrounding incase you didn't know)... And that would probably be Apples biggest problem to rewrite the shell to allow at least two more apps in the background and egenier a way to let us choose which apps they are, and which ones we want to close... That would leave us with 6 spots to background, the Palm Pre does 7 I guess 6 is conpetible isn't it?? But that's something that Papá Jobs has to think of if he really wants to make "The best smart phone". And I'm pretty sure a bump of RAM can do the trick of handling 2 more apps in the background... See anything is possible kids you just have to think the old Apple way....Think different

      "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."

      And OS X (wich is what iPhone OS basically is) was never designed to run in low memory conditions....Just look back at the pre Tiger era, that's what everybody complained about "Macs are too slow! Macs are too slow!"

      And on a second thought iPhone OS IS capable of multitasking even the hackers from the Dev-Team have agreed with Apple that iPhone OS is indeed a straped down version of OS X and that their insfrastructure is basically the same....the shell on iPhone OS was not design to do much backgrounding ( your apps that come in the dock are actually backgrounding incase you didn't know)... And that would probably be Apples biggest problem to rewrite the shell to allow at least two more apps in the background and egenier a way to let us choose which apps they are, and which ones we want to close... That would leave us with 6 spots to background, the Palm Pre does 7 I guess 6 is conpetible isn't it?? But that's something that Papá Jobs has to think of if he really wants to make "The best smart phone". And I'm pretty sure a bump of RAM can do the trick of handling 2 more apps in the background... See anything is possible kids you just have to think the old Apple way....Think different
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      The iPhone OS was never designed as a multitasking OS even though it is based on one.
      It has, as I said, limited capabilities.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      People moaning about wishing they had backgrounding is beyond me. Your on an iPhone hacking site but you don't want to use Backgrounder to background apps. To the guy who wants to background Pandora, why don't just get Backgrounder from Cydia, works fine for me with Beejive and Wunderadio.
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Not everyone here jailbreaks surprisingly.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      Not everyone here jailbreaks surprisingly.
      How can you 'ModMyi' if you don't jailbreak?
    1. WalkingBird's Avatar
      WalkingBird -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      How can you 'ModMyi' if you don't jailbreak?
      True.....
      And going back to the subject of backgrounding IT IS POSSIBLE if some hackers (Saurik) managed to get backgrounding to work to a sertain level with little to no documentation on the hard/software what so ever... I think Jobs and the Gods at Apple can really get something worked out with a nice GUI and all...all where asking for here is just a couple or three more than the ones allready run on the background to do the same just with a nice GUI and some options. So when your playing "NFS" and your g-friend calls your progress is not lost.... Or what ever!
    1. btung's Avatar
      btung -
      gosh. all these supposed leaks... ya gotta give it to those folks at Apple. They sure know how to advertise! :}

      backgrounding would be nice. As WalkingBird says, all we need to do is have a lot of people ask in a way that Apple can't refuse, but i think the problem here is that Apple already has a lot of iPhone problems on their hands, what with the AppStore and developers' requests and thinking up new features for the next iPhone and the next and so on, if they add another iPhone problem to the bunch (like backgrounding), they would start getting complaints like "OH NO, MY MAIL APP IS CRASHING! WHY DID YOU HAVE TO ADD BACKGROUNDING!!! NOW I CAN"T PLAY SIMS 3 ANYMORE BECAUSE I'M RUNNING PANDORA AND MAIL AND BEEJIVE IM AND THE SMS APP IN THE BACKGROUND!!!" or something like that, and they would have to deal with those customers. Of course, they could simply have a switch in the settings app to disable backgrounding for all apps, but then some people wouldn't know how to use that switch...
    1. Farrizx's Avatar
      Farrizx -
      i made a concept of the iphone on photoshop based on the info



      OK, did another one with the front and back

    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I bet you are pretty close with that one
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ I saw that one. I hope the iphone gets ichat. That would be cool
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      ^ I saw that one. I hope the iphone gets ichat. That would be cool
      Be careful what you wish for.

      NEW IPHONE - WITH 3G AND VIDEO CONFERENCING / ICHAT*!!!


      *new iphone requires the iphone media bundle, a $60/month value that includes unlimited data, unlimited messages, and unlimited video calls

      Watch AT&T squeeze every possible penny out of video calls if the new phone does them. Oh, and don't forget tethering**!

      ** an extra $15/month
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ I know they will I will gladly pay it tho. I think more like $30 for tethering
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      ^ I know they will I will gladly pay it tho. I think more like $30 for tethering
      I'm so happy I finally qualify for a 15% corporate discount with AT&T through work.
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      ^^^I saw that pic somewhere....oh wait....here in another thread. Lol.
    1. 007vigil's Avatar
      007vigil -
      ^^Ya I meant to post it here not in the other thread. Oops 
    1. viperstarpoint9's Avatar
      viperstarpoint9 -
      I had the corperate AT&T discout untill I got an iphone they told me that with an iPhone that the corperate discount no longer applied. I don't think that will change any time soon.
    1. joeya7x's Avatar
      joeya7x -
      An expansion slot would be great!
      But from all the leaked pictures I've seen.. Not gonna happen =/
      Matte back would be a big improvement, I havn't dropped my phone and
      I have a huge crack on the plastic back... OLED would be nice if prices remain the same.
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      FYI to the latest 2 pictures making the rounds (one posted at the top of this page)



      LEDs don't match. They're fake.
    1. A Retired Mod's Avatar
      A Retired Mod -
      ^fail