New iPhone to launch July 17, full specs leaked?

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Found 19th May 2009
Wired is reporting that a source closely connected to the Apple hardware team is giving out details about the suspected upcoming revision of the iPhone. Among the most important details are a launch date of July 17 (a Friday) and that it will come in two flavors of 16GB at $199.99 and 32GB at $299.99

Full potential leaked spec list below:

* 32GB and 16GB storage (up from the current 16GB and 8GB models)
* $199 and $299 price points to be maintained
* 3.2-megapixel camera (up from the current 2-megapixel camera)
* Video-recording and editing capabilities
* Ability to send a picture & video via MMS
* Discontinuation of the metal band surrounding the edge of the device
* OLED screen
* 1.5 times the battery life of the current models
* Double the RAM and processing power
* Built-in FM transmitter
* Apple logo on back will glow
* Rubber-tread backing
* Sleeker design
* Built-in compass
* The camera, GPS, compass and Google map combined will identify photo and inform about photo locations
* Turn-by-turn directions

The upgrades provide a solid reason to purchase a new one but do not provide any ground breaking features that haven't been seen before in a mobile device.

The FM transmitter is a nice feature but anyone who has tried to stream music to a car radio will tell you that they are nothing short of terrible, especially if you live in a populated area with many radio stations.

It won't be until early June when the world will find out if these specs are true or just another person looking for their 15 minutes of fame; albeit, they do line up nicely with some of the rumors that have been circulating the web.

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At last. the apple logo on the back will glow.

I thought they'd never get round to it! :w00t:

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guv;5265455

At last. the apple logo on the back will glow.I thought they'd never get … At last. the apple logo on the back will glow.I thought they'd never get round to it! :w00t:


I know... thats the USP and upgrade reason sorted right there!

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vibeone;5265469

I know... thats the USP and upgrade reason sorted right there!



The

* OLED screen
* 1.5 times the battery life of the current models

Looks interesting though.

Im assuming they have mentioned cut and paste because they should already be available in the firmware update being released shortly? (Or did I dream that!)

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phatboy123;5265454

you should tell … you should tell BitterWallethttp://www.bitterwallet.com/its-official-no-new-iphone-says-carphone-warehouse/11871


I'll tell them in about a week so they can be a few days behind the times as usual

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guv;5265488

The * OLED screen* 1.5 times the battery life of the current modelsLooks … The * OLED screen* 1.5 times the battery life of the current modelsLooks interesting though.Im assuming they have mentioned cut and paste because they should already be available in the firmware update being released shortly? (Or did I dream that!)


thats software based, and will become available on iphone and iphone 3g when 3.0 is released.

will the camera be any good... 3.2 is pretty garbo right ?

vibeone;5265500

I'll tell them in about a week so they can be a few days behind the times … I'll tell them in about a week so they can be a few days behind the times as usual



yeah on second thoughts it might blow their minds

Not sure this can be true. I thought you had to have a licence for an FM transmitter in the UK?

kipperlynch;5265562

Not sure this can be true. I thought you had to have a licence for an FM … Not sure this can be true. I thought you had to have a licence for an FM transmitter in the UK?



very good point, they are illegal here

still easy to get a hold of though, but i don't see apple supporting it

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why do they find it so hard to put a up to date spec camera in i.e 8 or 12 mega pixels

kipperlynch;5265562

Not sure this can be true. I thought you had to have a licence for an FM … Not sure this can be true. I thought you had to have a licence for an FM transmitter in the UK?



Nah, they have been legal since like 2006

rm13_hammer;5265592

why do they find it so hard to put a up to date spec camera in i.e 8 or … why do they find it so hard to put a up to date spec camera in i.e 8 or 12 mega pixels



Cause then you would have a big chunk sticking out in the middle of the phone, and apple dont do chunky

rm13_hammer;5265592

why do they find it so hard to put a up to date spec camera in i.e 8 or … why do they find it so hard to put a up to date spec camera in i.e 8 or 12 mega pixels



its not all about the pixels, cheapo 8mp cameras are far worse than an old 3.5mp nikon

Jmcb100;5265600

Nah, they have been legal since like 2006



orly, didnt know

phatboy123;5265611

its not all about the pixels, cheapo 8mp cameras are far worse than an … its not all about the pixels, cheapo 8mp cameras are far worse than an old 3.5mp nikon




yeh 2 b fair like the k800i ericssons have a wicked camera which is 3.2mp....

mayb something a lil better than that ...

kipperlynch;5265562

Not sure this can be true. I thought you had to have a licence for an FM … Not sure this can be true. I thought you had to have a licence for an FM transmitter in the UK?


Nah, TomTom's have short range ones so you can play music from your TomTom SD card through your car radio and listen to the directions as well i believe

thomasc123;5265625

yeh 2 b fair like the k800i ericssons have a wicked camera which is … yeh 2 b fair like the k800i ericssons have a wicked camera which is 3.2mp....mayb something a lil better than that ...



yep, ive got that phone

better camera than the new sonyE's

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my current sony ericsson has 5 and is better than my old k800 admittedly in daylight only cos it doesnt have xenon flash
and a big camera doesnt have to make it chunky

i just think they would sell even more (than the tons they do now) if they matched current standards

Awaiting the deals on the current ones now.

5 mega pixels is enough but 3.2 is still rubbish. I just got my 16gb iPhone 3g and in November im cancelling my contract and getting the newest iPhone out ^^ this one! Im giving my gf my 3g aswell :)I hope this is real, wonder what there called it 3g+ mabey???

phatboy123;5265637

yep, ive got that phone :)better camera than the new sonyE's



have rep for agreeing ...

phatboy123;5265637

yep, ive got that phone :)better camera than the new sonyE's



Think everyone's got that phone. Someone's got one wherever I go (even if I exclude the one in my pocket).
Good pics, although starting to show its age now.

I recon I'm gunna get one, probably on release. Could really do with a new phone.

RuthIess;5265653

5 mega pixels is enough but 3.2 is still rubbish. I just got my 16gb … 5 mega pixels is enough but 3.2 is still rubbish. I just got my 16gb iPhone 3g and in November im cancelling my contract and getting the newest iPhone out ^^ this one! Im giving my gf my 3g aswell :)I hope this is real, wonder what there called it 3g+ mabey???



3.5g

rm13_hammer;5265648

my current sony ericsson has 5 and is better than my old k800 admittedly … my current sony ericsson has 5 and is better than my old k800 admittedly in daylight only cos it doesnt have xenon flashand a big camera doesnt have to make it chunkyi just think they would sell even more (than the tons they do now) if they matched current standards



The thing is if they were to add more megapixels to the camera the price of the handset would also have to increase. As some people already see the price of the handset quite high, increasing the price further could reduce the demand of the product.

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The JFK;5265689

The thing is if they were to add more megapixels to the camera the price … The thing is if they were to add more megapixels to the camera the price of the handset would also have to increase. As some people already see the price of the handset quite high, increasing the price further could reduce the demand of the product.



yeah suppose your right there:thumbsup:
this release date is what ive been waiting for as i can upgrade now but im now gonna wait for this

deathtrap3000;5265660

Think everyone's got that phone. Someone's got one wherever I go (even if … Think everyone's got that phone. Someone's got one wherever I go (even if I exclude the one in my pocket). Good pics, although starting to show its age now.



Nice phone, lots of features for the price. Is starting to look old tho.

The JFK;5265689

The thing is if they were to add more megapixels to the camera the price … The thing is if they were to add more megapixels to the camera the price of the handset would also have to increase. As some people already see the price of the handset quite high, increasing the price further could reduce the demand of the product.



apple are clever, can now practically charge whatever they want

tbh they could have made the first i-phone like this, but instead make them crap so they can bring out "new" models every year.

Will get one when its out. You reckon they will release a payg straight away or would i have to wait again or pay extortionate prices.

MarzBarz;5265774

Will get one when its out. You reckon they will release a payg straight … Will get one when its out. You reckon they will release a payg straight away or would i have to wait again or pay extortionate prices.



I recon it will be a long time, around 9 months, before they release a PAYG as that's what happened with the 2G and 3G models.

The JFK;5265814

I recon it will be a long time, around 9 months, before they release a … I recon it will be a long time, around 9 months, before they release a PAYG as that's what happened with the 2G and 3G models.



Daym thats too long ill end up getting one off here or ebay then.

reckon the price of the 3G's will go down much when this comes out? Just curious as ill be looking into selling mine and going onto this one

Daft Punk;5265835

reckon the price of the 3G's will go down much when this comes out? Just … reckon the price of the 3G's will go down much when this comes out? Just curious as ill be looking into selling mine and going onto this one



Not really. Apple have already reduced the price of them in an attempt to clear out all the stock. If o2 stores have any 3Gs left when the 3.5Gs are released they may be willing to reduce the price of the handset but it won't be significant. By the time the 3.5Gs are release the 3Gs will be more or less discontinued.

IMO there will be little benefits from getting a 3G version now or after the 3.5G has been released.

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phatboy123;5265611

its not all about the pixels, cheapo 8mp cameras are far worse than an … its not all about the pixels, cheapo 8mp cameras are far worse than an old 3.5mp nikonorly, didnt know


I don't think its since 2006, but they are defo legal now... upto 5 watt.

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BTW, you have to laugh at the idiots moaning about a 3.2mp camera.

General concensus among photographs and phone-types is that 3.2 is the ideal for camera phones - anything else is a waste.

Remember those silly samsungs with 8mp cameras on them? The N95 with 5mp, and even the n73 with 3.2mp takes better pictures.

its about lens quality. Beyond 1 or 2 mp, megapixels really dont matter on phones - its lens quality more than anything.

vibeone;5265930

BTW, you have to laugh at the idiots moaning about a 3.2mp camera.General … BTW, you have to laugh at the idiots moaning about a 3.2mp camera.General concensus among photographs and phone-types is that 3.2 is the ideal for camera phones - anything else is a waste.Remember those silly samsungs with 8mp cameras on them? The N95 with 5mp, and even the n73 with 3.2mp takes better pictures.its about lens quality. Beyond 1 or 2 mp, megapixels really dont matter on phones - its lens quality more than anything.



+1.

dcx_badass;5265937

4 days after I leave the USA fantastic! :x



Why are you angry? You wouldn't be able to get an iPhone from the US anyway as it's $200 or $300 + taking out a contract and why would you want to take out an American phone operator contract?

JFK, 2G never came out on PAYG did it?

I want the new one but I will only get it on PAYG. Looks likei 'm in for a wait.

I take it this is also going to be CHAINED to o2?

stefor;5266016

I take it this is also going to be CHAINED to o2?


Yep, they have the contract.

look's like o2 maybe selling of the iphone 3g cheap soon as this new phone looms...

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