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  • Upcoming iPhone to Get Video Recording, More Mega Pixels and Multi-Core Processors


    Since the announcement of 3.0, the upcoming iPhone rumor mill is rolling faster than ever! We recently informed you about an OLED and faster internet in the upcoming iPhone and now the rumor has it that the next iPhone will support an enhanced camera with more megapixels (who say these don't matter ) and finally, video recording capabilities. The current hardware is capable of recording as well (anyone heard of Cycorder? ), but Apple is most likely improving to increase sales of future models.

    The source of this rumor is AppleInsider - and they are quite sure about the tipster who leaked this news. The video recording will be done through a Movie.app that will work similarly to the Voice Memo app announced recently. This rumor is also inline with the newly discovered publish a video feature by Engadget.

    Another rumor states Imagination, creator of the current PowerVR chips used in iPhone 3G, has announced a new multi-core GPU called PowerVR SGX543. The chip can have any number of cores ranging from two to sixteen without any significant changes in the apps, which makes it 'transparent' to the developers. They also support OpenCL - making it a really convenient update for Apple.

    For now, these all are just rumors, but it'd be great to see them come true.

    [via AppleInsider]

    P.S. The GPU upgrade could also be related to the increase in internet speeds announced before.


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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Upcoming iPhone to Get Video Recording, More Mega Pixels and Multi-Core Processors started by sayam View original post
    Comments 112 Comments
    1. carlos916's Avatar
      carlos916 -
      ughh. i wish june was next month so we can all see what happens!!
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by reeko View Post
      that is what is revolutionary about the iPhone - firmware updates that provide new features that, with any other manufacturer, would require a newer updated handset.

      this is exactly what warrants the high price tag of the iphone.
      Agree 100%. Companies like LG seem to release a new phone every other week. I would rather have a new phone once a year with a few firmware upgrades during that year.

      Quote Originally Posted by mikerlx View Post
      I never liked the iphone 3G because of the black and white plastic backs. Thats why i own a 1st generation. It has that Macbook Pro and Powerbook familiar aluminum feel.
      Thats a strange reason not to like a phone. I put a hard case on mine anyways so I could care less what its made of. What if the next phone has all kinds of hardware upgrades but still sports a plastic back? You would still stay with the first gen and miss out on all the benefits because of a plastic back?
    1. tearsanddreams's Avatar
      tearsanddreams -
      im using a BB Bold for the time being. I miss my iphone but the BOLD has push email. i do miss the Safari browser. If a new iphone rolls out ill be sure to buy one !!
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      Quote Originally Posted by tearsanddreams View Post
      im using a BB Bold for the time being. I miss my iphone but the BOLD has push email. i do miss the Safari browser. If a new iphone rolls out ill be sure to buy one !!
      that sure is one thing the bold has over the iPhone - push email.

      i cant wait for the day that push email comes to the iPhone . . . .

      if i ever moved from the iPhone to anything, the one thing i would not miss would be the crappy, crashy safari browser.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by reeko View Post
      that sure is one thing the bold has over the iPhone - push email.
      You are kidding, right?

      Push email works fine on the iPhone with Exchange - a darn site cheaper and easier than BIS!
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      You are kidding, right?

      Push email works fine on the iPhone with Exchange - a darn site cheaper and easier than BIS!
      dude, please. i know. it was sarcasm. the guys reason for moving to blackberry was push email ... go figure
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Just re-read your post.
      never being sarcastic myself I didn't recognise it. Sorry.













      PS - I never understand itr when people believe anything I say
    1. BenzoHartt's Avatar
      BenzoHartt -
      I know these are only rumors but they really know how to get the wheel turning. :-)
    1. JazJon's Avatar
      JazJon -
      Quote Originally Posted by A.T View Post
      I just hope that the new iPhone looks nothing like the back of the one in the pic above!
      So what if it has a better camera and can do video, there are loads of phones on the market that can do that now. Trust Apple to make a huge show off features that have already been on phones for the past 6 years!
      If you read the comments section of this appleinsider article, there is talk of possible 720p HD recording similar to the fip

      Source: Apple's next-gen iPhone has video camera - AppleInsider
    1. ethereal's Avatar
      ethereal -
      MULTICORE?! Awesome! Maybe background capable apps coming soon... Backgrounder is more useful before that! WOOT!
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Except 3.0 does not support background applications....
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Except 3.0 does not support background applications....
      Doesn't mean there won't be a 3.1 or higher beofore the rumored next gen iphone is released. I know... it's a long shot... very
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Apple ruled out background apps due to battery life - and a multi core battery would, I assume, drain the battery even quicker.
      Let's hope the next gen iPhone has a much more powerful battery!
    1. burdell1's Avatar
      burdell1 -
      Please put a camera in the front too for video iChat. It will revolutionize the way we talk on the phone in America (since the rest of the world already has this.)
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Having had video calling since 2003 I have used it twice - it really isn't all it's cracked up to be.
    1. Myque's Avatar
      Myque -
      Dear apple:
      Please please please don't forget a 4X battery, even if you have to let the phone on the same width

      Do it and i will luv you.
    1. JAG2621's Avatar
      JAG2621 -
      Quote Originally Posted by PRC777 View Post
      There just way too many rumors out there...
      I'm sure all of these critical features would suck up the
      battery too, would it? Let's just hope there will be more news
      about a more powerful bsttery.
      Yes a better battery in my opinion would be good. Even a removable would be better so we could keep a spare or two handy.

      Quote Originally Posted by aboudiiiiii View Post
      If over 90% of the rumors leaked are true, we prob. won't even need jailbreak anymore
      Not all the rumors are going to be true by no means and people will still jailbreak for customizing the looks and there still will be apps that the iPhone or appstore will not have.

      Quote Originally Posted by greenleaf187 View Post
      does the rumor say anything about the release date?
      If it falls in line with last year the firmware will be released when the new phone comes out but lets hope for a little sooner
    1. Agye's Avatar
      Agye -
      Sweat. Looking forward to learning more about this. Nice site!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      +1