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  • Next iPhone to Come in "Fast" and "Slow" Versions
    In the most recent iPhone rumor via iLounge it appears that Apple is going to be producing two different iPhone models differentiated by data speed.

    The "slow" model will be a 3g phone. The fast model will be an enhanced 3g model supporting 3.5/3.75g speeds. Americans on AT&T will most likely get the enhanced 3g model to support AT&T's upcoming 7.2 Mbps data network. Customers will not get a choice on whether they want the normal 3g or the enhanced version. Versions will be sold based on on country and carrier capabilities. The third model of the phone to be thrown in the mix will be a Chinese version for sale exclusively in China.

    While you wont be able to pick which speed your carrier is offering, you will be able to pick storage size. It is still up for debate whether it is going to be an 8/32GB choice or a 16/32GB choice. We don't think Apple will be offering any 64GB models.

    Finally iLounge also corroborated the rumor that the next iPhone will have a rubber back instead of the cracky plastic. What a shame -- the metal back was my favorite.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Next iPhone to Come in "Fast" and "Slow" Versions started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 43 Comments
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Apple have been negotiating with different Chinese carriers and that article was talking about Unicom who, I believe, use UMTS but they finally settled on one that uses TS-CDMA so will have to produce a separate version for China only (no one else uses TS-CDMA)- that's old news and not a drama.

      All phones will need a chip for 'GSM/edge' as this is the standard GSM chip which 3G falls back to when it can't get a 3G signal.

      The second chip will have to be either 3G only OR 3G/HSDPA and this is the problem - they will have to use 2 different chipsets which, I believe will be more of a problem than it solves. Unless the 3G only chips are a lot cheaper than the HSDPA chips I can't see that it will be worth it.
    1. ReVan's Avatar
      ReVan -
      16GB/32GB AT&T has stopped selling 8GB 3G model's already
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon_PhoneApart View Post

      The current 3G model probably doesn't support some of the new features, such as video recording.
      never heard of cycorder?