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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.

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    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. chrishannan's Avatar
      chrishannan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      The iPhone has push already. Battery is not and has never been an issue. Also, that mockup looks ugly as hell. I'm pretty happy with the 3G and don't see a reason for a hardware change. The one thing I would change is the camera and even then I barely use it. Most of what I want/wish is software related.
      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.
    1. JStraitiff's Avatar
      JStraitiff -
      if they really had an oled screen it would be outrageously expensive
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      The original iPhone has 2g and 2.5g speeds. It can be called the 2g iPhone, just not the G2 iPhone.
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      Crap......guess I'll be standing in line again
    1. franklinromeo's Avatar
      franklinromeo -
      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.
      yea i agree 2g refers the 1st generation speed. not its model
    1. zrease1's Avatar
      zrease1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ghandioncesaid View Post
      Am I the only one that gets annoyed when people refer to the various models as 2G and 3G? 3G refers to connection speed not 3rd generation. The iPhones that came out before the iPhone 3G were the iPhone. There was no associated speed name with it. People are assuming that because some phones came out before 3G they should ultimately be called 2G being the previous generation but they were actually the FIRST generation. So PLEASE if you have a phone with a gray metal back refer to it as iPhone, 1st generation or iPhone EDGE. If you have a phone with a shiny plastic back refer to it as iPhone 3G or 2nd generation.
      Please make it a rule!!!
    1. imnew2hu's Avatar
      imnew2hu -
      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.
    1. Cam23's Avatar
      Cam23 -
      Ehh... I'll stick with my 3G.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by poorman1700 View Post
      why a square home button i mean what device has square buttons???
      The Zune! ROFLMAO
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by reeko View Post
      Didn't mean push, meant background tasks which should have been released a long time ago, as promised, but haven't.

      Battery life sucks on the iPhone, you can't dismiss that. It would become more of an issue with background tasks, which is presumably why we haven't seen this in 2.x as promised yet.

      A newer model with an upgraded battery would be a good platform to launch 3.0, background tasks would be big enough of an advancement to move from 2.x to 3.x, and all in all would be a good enough reason for someone to upgrade.

      Noone really knows right now and it's just my thoughts but it seems pretty realistic. Better than keeping your fingers crossed for some crazy front-camera-ichat-type-thing
      They never promised background tasks. In fact, they said that background tasks is the WRONG approach when dealing with a mobile phone and they chose to go with Push instead for all 3rd-party applications. That way you can get notifications, messages, and updates in real time for any app WITHOUT having it running in the background draining your battery. They've already demoed and presented their push platform in previous keynotes and they HAD mentioned a September '08 release, but that date has come and gone and since then they haven't mentioned push again. In my opinion this is a pretty awesome approach. Instead of having 10 applications running in the background draining your battery, you have 1 service (which wouldn't even count as an app) receiving notifications for all your applications. and since the iPhone already has this service running for e-mail, contacts, and calendar events thanks to Exchange, you really will see no change in your battery life.

      The 3G in my opinion has no battery issues. With wifi off (SBSettings make turning wifi on/off so easy I never forget) and the brightness set to 20-30% (which is plenty imo, and also easy to change with SBSettings) I get 6-9 hours of usage in any given day by the time I hit the 10% warning, which is about as long as my days last so by the time I reach the red I'm back home so I can charge it. And I'm talking 6-9 of almost non-stop music, browsing 40% of the time, and playing games/watching a TV episode the rest, with 5-10 calls during the day.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Not saying I believe it WILL have an iChat camera... but I think if they pulled it off (with decent camera quality) a LOT of people will be getting rid of their previous models for the new one. By a lot I mean EVERYONE! (or at least just me)
    1. AppleIT's Avatar
      AppleIT -
      The model is gross, as I do work for Apple I have to say that it's disgusting . The form of the iphone should be solid (not bricked) and keep it's gloss shine to it.

      For those who get, make a very wise thought before doing so...
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      The Zune! ROFLMAO
      +1
    1. D to the M's Avatar
      D to the M -
      I'm raising the BS flag on all this garbage.
    1. ultimatexpka's Avatar
      ultimatexpka -
      id keep my iphone 2g 1st gen until they actually get something added in there worth upgrading my money phone. When I buy a phone, I look into what I get out of EXTRA from switching my phone to a latest version, i dont get it just because it looks nicer, and its newer. So since the 3g came out, all that was differnet from the 1st was, a 3g internet service, its fatter, easier to break, looks nicer, and gps, i dont think these 5 features are worth upgrading it for.
    1. Kruejl's Avatar
      Kruejl -
      I highly doubt they will go to an OLED screen, as they went with a lower quality screen on the 3G (arguable, but most likely anyway). Status light? Doubtful. Removable battery? Highly Doubtful.

      I'll stick with my 3G unlocked and wait for the prices of the new one to come down, so basically a year from now I might be in the market for one.

      And lets not forget how long it took to get a working unlock solution for the 3G.....6+ months. I wonder how long it will take to unlock the new one? A year?
    1. rel1215's Avatar
      rel1215 -
      you gotta love the whole "what will apple do next" discussions....i don't think that mock up is anywhere close...but how about throwing a new idea out there.....other than appletv, the iphone is the only product apple makes one model for. now i think the iphone nano thing should be put to rest, apple isn't going cheaper than a 199 price point....but how about the iphone pro....the iphone that really makes a charge at the business user. the 3g, regardless of its shortcomings, has the consumer market more than satisfied. Apple seems to just be testing the business market with exchange support. at the same time, rim is vulnerable as the business leader since they've been wasting their time chasing the consumer market and spending boatloads of cash on advertising, and also apple is finally getting headlines here and there about companies integrating macs into their offices....why not put a phone out that helps that enterprise growth continue? Offer it at a higher price point with 16 and 32gig models, throw on an aluminum case from "the brick" and include all the little upgrades the business users clamor for(plus the ichat cam) and you've got a guaranteed hit....not to mention all the non-business iphone fanatics that have "reconciled they'll be buying every new installment of the iphone"
    1. imagine engine's Avatar
      imagine engine -
      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.
    1. NickTuso's Avatar
      NickTuso -
      I hope it looks something like the picture posted. At this point I hate my iPhone because I love switching phones every few months and the iPhone is better than any other phone out right now IMO. I still can't believe the other manufacturers haven't caught up, not even close. Either way sign me up for a new one this summer.
    1. ajl917's Avatar
      ajl917 -
      Well if the iPhone does get a refresh in the summer, I hope it has some worth while changes. Faster processor for push and faster overall and a bettter camera on my list, better battery, but besides that, Im pretty happy with my phone overall. But thinking back, no matter what the changes are, I will probably still be frothing at the mouth when a new one is revealed and will be chomping at the bit to get my hands on one...