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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. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      BoyGenius is rarely wrong but not a lot in there apart from confirming that there will be a new iPhone and it will be released in June (in time for the 2nd anniversary of the first iPhone).
    1. Liam-11292's Avatar
      Liam-11292 -
      Whats the next iPhone going to be called??
      4G?
      They should think of something more original!
      What should they call it?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Liam-11292 View Post
      What should they call it?
      Tarquin.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Quote Originally Posted by Liam-11292 View Post
      Whats the next iPhone going to be called??
      4G?
      They should think of something more original!
      What should they call it?
      It would be the 3rd Gen. The G in the 3G relates to the band used for high speed data transmissions, but it is actually the 2nd Gen phone.

      I think they should call it the iPhone iThree.
    1. adsonjustin's Avatar
      adsonjustin -
      Sweet. This is so exciting. 
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      It would be the 3rd Gen. The G in the 3G relates to the band used for high speed data transmissions, but it is actually the 2nd Gen phone.

      I think they should call it the iPhone iThree.
      The G in 3G stands for 'Generation'
      It is the third generation of standards for mobile phones.
      The first were analogue then came GSM/CDMAOne which were 2G network standards then came UMTS/CDMATwo which are the third Generation standards.

      Confusingly the first iPhone used GSM and the second generation iPhone used third generation technology. It is very unlikely that the third iPhone will use fourth generation network technology.

      Whatever it is called I am sure people will get confused, so I'll stick with Tarquin
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      The G in 3G stands for 'Generation'
      It is the third generation of standards for mobile phones.
      The first were analogue then came GSM/CDMAOne which were 2G network standards then came UMTS/CDMATwo which are the third Generation standards.

      Confusingly the first iPhone used GSM and the second generation iPhone used third generation technology. It is very unlikely that the third iPhone will use fourth generation network technology.

      Whatever it is called I am sure people will get confused, so I'll stick with Tarquin
      Um yeah. That's what I said
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      Just to debunk something said earlier, a multi core processor would not drain the battery more, it would actually make the battery last longer.

      So multicore+bigger battery = much longer battery life

      And with the solar panel patent it could be interesting.

      With regards to video calling, it can only be used over the 3g network. I find the biggest problem with the iPhone 3g is maintaining a steady 3g data connection. This is not Apples fault, this is O2's fault in the UK. Other countries may not experience this problem but i do here.

      Therefore, my bigges upgrade for the iPhone 3g would be for O2 to strengthen their 3g network to the point where it was usable pretty anywhere in the country, not flaky, but a steady 3g connection throughout - then video calling could actually be used with day to day life.
    1. adsonjustin's Avatar
      adsonjustin -
      sweet awesomeness.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by reeko View Post
      Just to debunk something said earlier, a multi core processor would not drain the battery more, it would actually make the battery last longer.
      Does the multi core processor use less power than a single core one then? Even if one core is running background processes?

      Quote Originally Posted by reeko View Post
      it can only be used over the 3g network. I find the biggest problem with the iPhone 3g is maintaining a steady 3g data connection. This is not Apples fault, this is O2's fault in the UK. Other countries may not experience this problem but i do here.
      My connection on T-Mobile is fine. When my contract expires next month I was thinking of going PAYG on O2 but yesterday I got a colleague to run Speedtest on his with full signal and he was getting 530kbs on O2 - I was getting 1400+ on T-Mobile. With what you've just said I might have to revise my decision. Is O2's 3G network really that flakey?
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      Yes running multiple cores if more energy efficient than running a single core.

      O2's 3G network is terrible. Often, when i have full bars of 3g signal and go into safari or something, i will drop down to edge speeds (which are always reliable). I travel nationwide with work and it is the same everywhere.

      I find in major cities i.e. London, manchester, the 3g signal is strong enough to flicker up and down but not disappear. Practically anywhere else in the country = flaky 3g signal.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Thanks for the reply. T-Mobile's signal is always reliable and coverage is great - looks like I might have to reconsider.

      Interesting about multi-core processors, I always assumed they used more power - just goes to show you should never assume anything
    1. brett k's Avatar
      brett k -
      I'm guessing fall or winter, I'm in no hurry though, I like my 2g fine.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      It will be released in June.

      Which could, of course, be winter where you are
    1. iMack007's Avatar
      iMack007 -
      I have to agree with Reeko on this issue. I have a T-Mobile contract sim which I gave to my daughter when I bought my 16GB iPhone 3G which comes with a special sim and includes free Internet browsing etc like T-Mobs web&walk. I have been up and down the country and ALL speedtest are ridiculously slow compared to T-Mobs web&walk.

      I rarely get 3G speeds in excess of 350kbps compared with T-Mobs which are always in excess of 1400kbps +

      Even 2G speeds with full bars of signal equate to less than 24kbps most of the time! It's bloody atricious. I'll be switching back to T-Mobile.

      Screw o2's 3G network! It's sheer crap and between Apple and 02 they are trying to force UK iPhone users to be on o2's lacking network.

      Very dissapointed. can you blame me and others for jailbreaking, if only for the sim unlock?

      Anyway, enough ranting lol.
    1. adsonjustin's Avatar
      adsonjustin -
      I'm excited.
    1. spoofdogg's Avatar
      spoofdogg -
      Why do you all get so worked up over a photoshopped image?
      Check with the FCC the ID isn't even processing or in review...

      OET -- FCC ID Search
    1. ChaseSTi's Avatar
      ChaseSTi -
      I cant wait till this comes out it will be EPIC!
    1. adsonjustin's Avatar
      adsonjustin -
      I'm still excited. I keep reading this post over and over. 
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Here it is baby:


      New iphone from Muadib on Vimeo.