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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. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Am I the only one NOT expecting a new iPhone this summer? All these rumors are pretty baseless and most of the "hardware" that is being said to be in the new phone has just released/introduced to the public/press. I don't know how Apple does things but hardware revisions are not a simple thing that you get done in a couple of months. The 3G started development just as the year began around 6 months after the 2G was released. If all these "rumors" are true then Apple has one hell of development team to get new hardware and have it set on a phone in less than 6 months.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      This is just repeats of rumours and speculation that has been floating around in this and other forums for a while.
      Nothing new here.
      The lack of video APIs in FW3.0 would suggest that video is not on the agenda.
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      front facing camera and im happy.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      Am I the only one NOT expecting a new iPhone this summer?
      Yes

      Do you think Apple would miss out on giving all the people who got the original iPhone on a 2 year contract something to upgrade too?
      Not sure what it will have - a better camera? more storage (removable?) front facing camera? OLED screen?

      All rumours but I'm sure they will release something - probably at the same time they release FW 3.0
    1. jwcrash's Avatar
      jwcrash -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      Am I the only one NOT expecting a new iPhone this summer?
      Nope - you're hardly alone. But people LOVE to speculate...and that's all that's going on here.

      Bottom line: Not a solid fact in sight.

    1. istorm's Avatar
      istorm -
      i want Flash and Autofocus camera. That would be nice.
    1. pizzahugger's Avatar
      pizzahugger -
      AppleInsider | iPhone 3.0 listings show four all-new iPhone, iPod touch models

      Pretty Interesting Stuff! I wonder what July will bring!

      Quote Originally Posted by aboudiiiiii View Post
      If over 90% of the rumors leaked are true, we prob. won't even need jailbreak anymore
      explain?
    1. XChrisX's Avatar
      XChrisX -
      Honestly, I'm completely satisfied with my phone now and even more so once 3.0 gets released. However, I'd love to be able to leave Pandora running while I surf the web. If a new phone is released, I'm sure I'll get that one too, granted I don't have to pay $600 or anything ridiculous just because I signed a 2 year contract with the 3g. I hate upgrading my phone so often but apple makes it so hard not to with each phone upgrade haha.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by nave3d View Post
      yessssss
      doubt its true though...
      I was thinking the same thing... but then look what we get in 3.0 This may be the year that all our dreams come true. I think it has something to do with the storm being released
    1. ALL DAY's Avatar
      ALL DAY -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      This is just repeats of rumours and speculation that has been floating around in this and other forums for a while.
      Nothing new here.
      The lack of video APIs in FW3.0 would suggest that video is not on the agenda.
      I'm fairly sure your theory on the API's is wrong as the dev 3.0 firmware has a ton of features that aren't yet implemented into it but are confirmed to be coming... Someone feel free to correct this if you know I'm wrong.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Why would they create a new phone for the 1st generation users to move up to? They already have one...the 2nd gen. I could see them releasing one next year for the 2nd gen users to upgrade to.

      They probably already have 2 or 3 versions they are working on for future releases anyways.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ALL DAY View Post
      I'm fairly sure your theory on the API's is wrong as the dev 3.0 firmware has a ton of features that aren't yet implemented into it but are confirmed to be coming... Someone feel free to correct this if you know I'm wrong.
      Yeh Apple said over 100 new features and they've only showed and implemented about 10 or so in the 3.0 beta.

      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      Why would they create a new phone for the 1st generation users to move up to? They already have one...the 2nd gen. I could see them releasing one next year for the 2nd gen users to upgrade to.

      They probably already have 2 or 3 versions they are working on for future releases anyways.
      Because the contract for many 1st gen users who never upgraded to the 3G version finishes around or before the new iPhone comes out. Well it depends when you got the iPhone obviously. So when their contract finishes they go out and buy the 3rd gen iPhone.
      Why would 1st gen users upgrade to the 3G version when shops are trying to get rid of the iPhone 3G's before July??? They'd rather upgrade to the 3rd gen.
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      Is it june yet?!?!? I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE!!!
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      Am I the only one NOT expecting a new iPhone this summer? All these rumors are pretty baseless and most of the "hardware" that is being said to be in the new phone has just released/introduced to the public/press. I don't know how Apple does things but hardware revisions are not a simple thing that you get done in a couple of months. The 3G started development just as the year began around 6 months after the 2G was released. If all these "rumors" are true then Apple has one hell of development team to get new hardware and have it set on a phone in less than 6 months.
      Steve Jobs did say in an interview when the 1st gen iPhone was just released that they(Apple) are working on a new iPhone(turned out to be iPhone 3G obviously) and another one after that. So basically they've been working on the 3rd gen for over two years now.
      Well there wasn't much of a hardware difference between the iPhone and iPhone 3G anyway.

      Microsoft are going to also try and comepte against Apple with their new Windows Mobile, I think they've messed the UI up on the new upcoming WinMo, the beehive look is just....weird.
    1. Amraam's Avatar
      Amraam -
      Quote Originally Posted by ifonemaniac View Post
      why is being first such a big deal haha
      I know, its really ******* sad tbh...
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Quote Originally Posted by A.T View Post
      Yeh Apple said over 100 new features and they've only showed and implemented about 10 or so in the 3.0 beta.



      Because the contract for many 1st gen users who never upgraded to the 3G version finishes around or before the new iPhone comes out. Well it depends when you got the iPhone obviously. So when their contract finishes they go out and buy the 3rd gen iPhone.
      Why would 1st gen users upgrade to the 3G version when shops are trying to get rid of the iPhone 3G's before July??? They'd rather upgrade to the 3rd gen.
      Why would shops be trying to ditch the 2nd Gen when all this talk about a new phone this year is pure speculation? I really would like to see a new phone dropped, but then they would have to drop one again next year...then the year after...then the year after. It would make more sense to release it when the 2nd Gen contracts expire.

      I am on a month to month right now using the 2nd Gen and I don't see me renewing a 2 year deal on this phone.

      I don't see them having enough time to slap the new hardware together and have a functional product before a release in July.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      Why would shops be trying to ditch the 2nd Gen when all this talk about a new phone this year is pure speculation? I really would like to see a new phone dropped, but then they would have to drop one again next year...then the year after...then the year after. It would make more sense to release it when the 2nd Gen contracts expire.

      I am on a month to month right now using the 2nd Gen and I don't see me renewing a 2 year deal on this phone.

      I don't see them having enough time to slap the new hardware together and have a functional product before a release in July.
      Read my post above about how the 3rd gen iPhone has been in development for over 2 years.
    1. carlos.michell's Avatar
      carlos.michell -
      I think they do it to keep people on contracts the whole time.
    1. hardskies's Avatar
      hardskies -
      I hope this new iphone can be jailbroken if not ital jus be Junk like the 2g ipod was for awile :P On another note if this thing did have a multi core GPU i would buy one jus to have it because it would run like an iphone should.
    1. carlos.michell's Avatar
      carlos.michell -
      Quote Originally Posted by XChrisX View Post
      Honestly, I'm completely satisfied with my phone now and even more so once 3.0 gets released. However, I'd love to be able to leave Pandora running while I surf the web. If a new phone is released, I'm sure I'll get that one too, granted I don't have to pay $600 or anything ridiculous just because I signed a 2 year contract with the 3g. I hate upgrading my phone so often but apple makes it so hard not to with each phone upgrade haha.
      Apple is a beast. They know what to say that will turn you on. MAN I FEEL LIKE SCREAMING.