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  • [ RUMOR ] Next iPhone Model to be Released in June

    Emirates Telecommunications - Etisalat, a United Arab Emirates, is getting the iPhone February 15th. What does that have to do with you (uh, if you are not in the UAE)? In the same interview with the Dow Jones when Mark Davis, Program Director for iPhone at Etisalat, announced they'd be getting the iPhone on February 15th, he apparently also said although they were getting this version late than many countries, the

    next version of the device, which is due out in June, will be launched in the UAE at the same time.
    Phil Schiller also hinted at this in an interview with David Pogue after MacWorld, when he said that Apple sticks to annual product schedules, of which the iPhone's is in June.

    Recently, mentions of a new hardware revision have been discovered in the iPhone firmware, reaching back a few firmware cycles.

    Other sites are also wondering what happened to Apple's promised Push notification, and noting that a major hardware revision may be necessary to improve backgrounding ability if Push isn't coming. I'm not sure exactly what they're bsing that on though - Ashikase's Backgrounder has been holding up decently. Improved hardware can't hurt, though.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: [ RUMOR ] Next iPhone Model to be Released in June started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 166 Comments
    1. Kravpahok's Avatar
      Kravpahok -
      Quote Originally Posted by chrishannan View Post
      YES! I'm not alone! That device is the ugliest piece of iCrap I've ever seen. If the new iPhone looks anything like that, I won't be getting it. :/ That is, unless it had twice+ the battery life, at least 32GB, front facing camera for video chat, better rear camera, more RAM, MMS, and a standard APPLE IM app, and I doubt that'll happen.
      After reading a couple pages, I thought I was the only one. That "new" design is UGLY! What's this boxy looking thing. Some of the features are nice, but come on? It sounds like some people would buy anything Apple puts out on the market. As a matter of fact, IF this is true, it seems the design of the iphone keeps getting uglier. The 3G looks like the phone is pregnant with the curve in the back. I like my 1st Gen iphone, now that design is clean. Maybe it's just me and this is my rant.
    1. rel1215's Avatar
      rel1215 -
      Quote Originally Posted by imagine engine View Post
      Apple won't be getting my hard earned cash on another iPhone if they can't at least provide background push, tethering, video recording, copy/paste, multiple attachments for Mail, video call camera, 3 to 5 MP camera with flash, voice command, turn by turn GPS navigation and A2DP. It's been over a year since the first iPhone was released and Apple still is unable to provide features that outside developers have created many months ago but Apple refuses access to their customers. So the only resort is for these same developers to host their apps in Cydia and ask the iPhone community to jailbreak their expensive hardware to get access to these wonderful apps, most of which are provided at no charge.
      ----another hint at an iphone pro.....he's right, the phone is more than capable of all those things but apple holds it back(except tethering, thats thanks to the b@stards at AT&T) we' haven't been getting these features in small increments, so why not an all in one with a more expensive model. all of those features scream business user.

      -not to mention, how pissed would people be if apple strung them along over those features for two years and finally delivered them on a third model that also cost 199/299? it would be a direct slap in the face to the people that have bought both generations thus far. only way we get these features IF they release a new model this year------>iPhone Pro

      otherwise expect a feature update that rivals this years macworld.....blah
    1. Magnum's Avatar
      Magnum -
      ok im sorry but...the new fake, made up, ugly, concept iphone 3rd generation design is HORRIBLE, UGLY, NASTY, AND REPULSIVE!!!!!!! eeewewww...ill stick to my 3G!

      AND COME ON! we arent getting all those features...we will be lucky to get a 3.0 camera and mms...we prolly end up with one or the other...ichat? RIIIIGGGGHHHHTTTT.....we have no choice but to wait till launch day...

      but believe me...i will be out there in line for hours AGAIN...last year i was number 22 in line and had to wait 4.5 hours. 2 hours it was pouring rain....and ill do it all again
    1. Channan's Avatar
      Channan -
      Quote Originally Posted by reeko View Post
      The original iPhone has 2g and 2.5g speeds. It can be called the 2g iPhone, just not the G2 iPhone.
      I always referred to the very first iPhone as 1G, the one with the memory upgrade that came out right after as the 2G, and the newest one as the 3G.
    1. Magnum's Avatar
      Magnum -
    1. dillonsmith9147's Avatar
      dillonsmith9147 -
      when does apple not release a new version, who is suprised, when do they not release a new version of there ipods one year after another
      also when it does some out, 32gb hdd space, 256 ram, 1.5ghz dual core, and verizon version i really wish
    1. nfl46's Avatar
      nfl46 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tylervalo View Post
      A rumor for what It might look like:
      Ohhh, that phone is actually sexy to me! It'll look nice with a case on it.
    1. franklinromeo's Avatar
      franklinromeo -
      Quote Originally Posted by imnew2hu View Post
      I have a original 4 gig 1st gen And I would not trade it for anything....

      3G sure its fast, Sleak and sexy on the 2nd gen Hmmm maybe.. But I was first. I work for ATT retail sales and have had a jailbroken Phone all along. Its the best unit I have ever used and I have caried the 2nd gen as well.

      the first gen was the best just my 2cents worth.
      lmao still on dial up 2?
    1. Magnum's Avatar
      Magnum -
      Quote Originally Posted by franklinromeo View Post
      lmao still on dial up 2?
      lmmfao hahahahaha
    1. pakijawan's Avatar
      pakijawan -
      noofence to anyone,the way apple acts,i seriously will never buy their laptop unless someone makes me.They are seriously too picky.Ok i get it IF cell phone didn't have bluetooth and other stuff which iphone doesn't have only then apple could have released stuff one by one showing new stuff.BUT NO,even a a FREE PHONE HAS BLUETOOTH TRANSFER.Unless iphone brings something really awesome that other cell does not have.I wont buy iphone ,by the way did you check out new nokia phones? :P
    1. jabij1's Avatar
      jabij1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      [B]I think the features list is way off. I don't think they'll have a removable battery.. or a message light. I think the 32GB chip is reasonable, the video capable along with true GPS. But again I don't think they'll add TOO much at once... not their style.
      its called planned obsolescence...economics ftw!! haha
    1. FramedTrash's Avatar
      FramedTrash -
      why do ppl think the new iphone will look any thing like that
      its just some mock up some apple fanboy has knocked up in photoshop
      this is the only thing i dont like about the iphone
      all the fanboys that come with the thing
    1. unfaced's Avatar
      unfaced -
      Okay. So here's my story. I work at a Starbucks in San Jose, CA. And I'm sure that most of you know, San Jose is neighbors with the home of Apple, Cupertino.

      Anyhoo... as I was making a drink on the bar, I noticed someone sitting at the counter at the bar playing with a device that appeared very similar to the iPhone. So I asked what it was and found out that it is the up and coming, next generation iPod touch. And as you know, the iPod touch and iPhone go hand in hand. He claims to be testing it out for a buddy that works at Apple. It looked pretty sweet. A little thinner, with a flat metal backing, similar to the first generation iPhone. But definitely very sleek! Also, it will be available in June/July with a 32GB and a 64GB. They plan by 2010 to have the 128GB model. Now as to the difference between that and the iPhone I'm not sure. But I guess you can imagine. I'm guessing that things can change as far as looks, but who knows? But it looked nothing like that picture in this forum.
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      Front facing camera for video conference please? I think that's too much to ask when they can't even bring flash, let alone cut and paste which doesnt have anything to do with hardware. Damn apple And I know im gonna buy each version of the iPhone.
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      That pic on page 1, sounds to good to be true I guess wait till June to see what really happens...
    1. idolpunk's Avatar
      idolpunk -
      the design on the front page looks nice!
    1. ALL DAY's Avatar
      ALL DAY -
      In all honesty, I hope this model isn't subsidized, if Apple/AT&T can do that...

      The iPhone lost much of it's mystique after the 3G came out because everyone has one now. Sounds selfish or whatever, but another $400 unsubsidized phone would allow us to get away without contracts again and would help the unlocking process along it's way. This is doubtful however because of the 3G's widespread success with contract, which was better for the consumer, Apple, and AT&T. Flame me if you will...

      At least we'll always have jailbreaking... Hopefully.
    1. WingHack's Avatar
      WingHack -
      I'm a bit astonished that noone makes a big deal of the realease in the UAE. As I live there - like millions of expats from all around the world, in case you didn't know - I am looking forward to legal means of getting a new iPhone, considering the black market prices are towering at more than 900 US$... And getting a data package with Etisalat right now, which is not tailored for the iPhone, is not only limiting the phone's many functions but is extremely pricey (and of course you get no customer service whatsoever.)

      Here is the article, for those like me who actually care about the release here!

      Etisalat ready iPhone package for UAE - The National Newspaper

      Cheers from Dubai.
    1. maxwinick's Avatar
      maxwinick -
      Apple and at&t both know exactly what they are doing with the iPhone. First Apple, like it was said before Apple would be stupid to release a device that does everything you want it to do. If they did you wouldn't by the next gen when it came out. Remember the movie What about Bob?, they take baby steps with their products. Now for at&t, they will not sell the iPhone without a contract again. There has been too much success with the iPhone 3G to do that. Customers are locked in for 2 years and have to take a minimum of a $30 data package to have the iphone. That is only helping the revenues at&t in taking in on a monthly basis. To comment on tethering, at&t has to think that anyone who wants to tether with an iPhone would be willing to buy an aircard. That then adds a new customer and, once again increase revenue.

      Lastly, there are two iPhones available, the iPhone and the iPhone 3G, that's it, end of story!
    1. istorm's Avatar
      istorm -
      hopefully the new iphone will support 3G with 1700mhz and 2100mhz band so I can use T-Mobile 3G. Now that would be awesome... lol