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  • "Significantly Faster Internet Connection" in Future iPhone Model(s)?


    Even after iPhone 3G was launched, internet speeds still remained an issue for many. Silicon Alley Insider claims that the next iPhone will have a "significantly faster Internet connection". It's unclear whether the statement refers to Wi-fi or 3G network.

    At least we're quite sure that iPhone wont be shifting to 4G as even the current 3G network is far from perfect. Based on the statement, they have made some wild guesses.

    * This can't be referring to AT&T's 4G (LTE) network, because that won't be ready for a year or more.
    * This might be referring to faster wifi, and not faster 3G access? (802.11n vs. its current 802.11g/b.)
    * AT&T has repeatedly vowed to speed up its 3G network via updates to the network. Is it possible that the current iPhone can't support those increased speeds?
    * We don't expect Apple to comment, but we've asked.
    * Either way, we hope it's true. At least in New York, the iPhone's pokey 3G speed has been its biggest shortcoming.
    While they don't guarantee if the rumor will be true or not but Electronista seems to have some good news about AT&T's plans for a faster 3G.

    At the same time, AT&T has been trialing 7.2Mbps 3G since late 2008 and should roll out the speedier service this year. The provider has stressed that many of its cell towers can be upgraded solely through software rather than new equipment.

    Current iPhones are limited in hardware to 3.6Mbps 3G and couldn't themselves be upgraded.
    They also report about a new Infenion 3G chip to be launched this year that'd double 3G speeds from 3.6 MB to 7.2 MB while increasing the battery life as well. They also suggest a possible upgrade of the Wi-Fi chip to 802.11n (the ones used in Airport Extreme) from the current 802.11b/g.

    We will soon know what the new Phone will sport but for now, these rumors are quite interesting.

    [Silicon Valley Insider and Electronista]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: "Significantly Faster Internet Connection" in Future iPhone Model(s)? started by sayam View original post
    Comments 39 Comments
    1. jpepster's Avatar
      jpepster -
      The new iphone 3g for release from anywhere between June-September and the Iphone 3g pro(video)between sep-dec
    1. tequilaguru's Avatar
      tequilaguru -
      This is about the iphone's processor, this is the slow component when you browse the internet using wifi or 3G.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by jpepster View Post
      The new iphone 3g for release from anywhere between June-September and the Iphone 3g pro(video)between sep-dec
      Are you getting this info from someplace or is it purely speculation?
    1. mofolo's Avatar
      mofolo -
      Quote Originally Posted by jpepster View Post
      The new I phones will be released near the Holiday season.
      Not to sure on the price. I have been hearing $ 399-$599
      The phones will not be released this summer only the 3.0 software.
      Stop the press! This guy knows everyone about Apple and their future plans!
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jpepster View Post
      The new iphone 3g for release from anywhere between June-September and the Iphone 3g pro(video)between sep-dec
      Hmmm do we believe you!! Well I know there's going to be two iPhones released around July/August. I think everyone already does.
      So you work at Apple? Or have a source?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by A.T View Post
      Well I know there's going to be two iPhones released around July/August. I think everyone already does.
      I certainly don't!

      I believe there will be anew iPhone, probably June/July time.
      The first iPhone was released 29/06/07 - it doesn't take a genius to work out when all those American 2 year contracts run out - I think Apple wouild be missing a trick if they didn't have something for all those people coming out of contract and I don't believe Apple would do that.
      This would also tie in nicely with a 'Summer' release of FW 3.0 - remember 2.0 came out with the 3G iPhone.

      Apart from that I have seen nothing that persuades me that anything else is jus wild speculation (as is the above, of course).

      Do you have anything other than speculation to back up your claims that there will be 2 iPhones released and when?
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Firmware 3.0 shows strings for an iPhone 2,1 and iPhone 3,1. Aswell as an iPod 3,1 and two more unknown devices.
      Currently I think the 1st gen is iPhone 1,1 and iPhone 3G is iPhone 1,2.

      One of them iPhones better have a better camera with flash and a front facing camera for video calling/chat.
    1. BenzoHartt's Avatar
      BenzoHartt -
      I'm really hoping that they wont jack up the prices and allow us to upgrade. :-(
    1. techyogi's Avatar
      techyogi -
      total speculation, but faster internet = verizon EVDO?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by techyogi View Post
      total speculation, but faster internet = verizon EVDO?
      As the iPhone is not on Verizon and is tied to AT&T for the next 3 years there wouldn't be a lot of point.

      My guess is 802.11n
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      all this and its only march... 2 1/2 more months... does anyone know where i can pick up a flux capacitor???
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      Here's my opinion. Anyone with an iPhone and a laptop will notice their laptop loads web pages CONSIDERABLY faster than the iPhone, even if both are using the same Wifi connection with the same connection (a/b/g/n). I assume this has to deal with either the Wifi cards, or the processors ability to build the web pages as they are downloaded. THIS is probably what will be improved.
    1. showkat's Avatar
      showkat -
      pls make the new iphone a bit smaller. the should not exceed 105x55x15.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      So you want a smaller screen? No thank you!
      If they do make it smaller it certainly shouldn't be at the expense of the screen!
    1. runCMD's Avatar
      runCMD -
      ok - smaller screen for those that want less - and a bigger screen for those of us with bigger pockets. Make mine bigger.
    1. Nibbers's Avatar
      Nibbers -
      Apple is scamming us no contract people
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nibbers View Post
      Apple is scamming us no contract people
      Why?
    1. Aqxea's Avatar
      Aqxea -
      I still have the first genereation iPhone and was planning on upgrading to the 3G this summer when the 3.0 firmware is released to the public. Will Apple announce this next generation iPhone ahead of time? I don't want to buy a 3G iPhone in July and then find out a better one is about to be released this year.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      I believe the next iPhone will be released at the same time as FW3.0