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  • Another day, another new tidbit on iPhone 3G
    So apparently the latest firmware got leaked/found, this firmware contains some information regarding the hardware its working on, which leads to some pretty down-to-Earth assumptions of what we'll be seeing on Monday. Here's the rundown:

    * Infineon PMB6952 / S-GOLD3 six-band UMTS / HSDPA transceiver (as we'd heard)
    * Murata LMRX3JCA-479 tri-band amplifier (we're assuming for the 3G)
    * Sony SP9T antenna switch for GSM / UMTS dual mode
    * ARM 1176JZF-S - Main CPU (same as in 1st gen iPhone)
    * Skyworks 77427 chip - UMTS / HSDPA tx 1900MHz, rx 2100MHz
    * Skyworks 77414 chip - UMTS / HSDPA 1900MHz
    * Skyworks 77413 chip - UMTS / HSDPA 850MHz
    * Internal build model number: n82ap (1st gen iPhone was model m68ap)
    * UMTS Power Saving option - on or off
    * Hooks for Global Locate Library (GLL), software that handles A-GPS related commands for the host processor

    For those that don't care about the guts and want just the rundown of things:
    1- It has 3G, but it won't work with T-Mobile's 3G (different range)
    2- It doesn't have true GPS, but A-GPS which is better than locate me, but it still uses cell towers to transmit/receive data.

    [via engadget]

    EDIT

    Regarding GPS and 3G:

    3G: T-mobile US (not sure about UK) indeed uses 1700mhz. Thats the "official" frequency of that band, even if it uses 2100mhz also. iPhone will not support 1700.
    A-GPS: Ok, I jumped the shark on this one before realizing what A-GPS really is, user boeselhack explains is below:

    Quote Originally Posted by boeselhack View Post
    in my point of view it has REAL gps.
    a-gps means "assisted gps", look here:
    Assisted GPS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    that means the gps chip is assisted by the carriers networks to get a better and quicker positioning. so i think it's even better than "normal" gps.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Another day, another new tidbit on iPhone 3G started by Happy Noodle Boy View original post
    Comments 21 Comments
    1. kilroy007's Avatar
      kilroy007 -
      first of all, wikipedia is the stupidest site ever, becuase it's not that accurate, and second of all, "3G" kills your battery faster, so why would you want that? the iPhone batter sucks to begin with... it's not like you could just POP in anohter battery into your iPhone whenever you'd like to...