View Poll Results: Will there be a 3rd gen iPhone in 2009?
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- 03-18-2009, 12:08 PM #26
I think we will still be seeing a new iphone release this summer. This event seemed to be more about filling in the holes in the current phone, not about showing off the new things. I think the next event will show new hardware, with new features that are exclusive to that hardware being shown at the same time.
- 03-18-2009, 12:38 PM #27
It is kind of hard to see why they would need new hardware for anything in the 3.0 software. With so much new stuff it is nearly like getting a brand new phone. Really the only things they need hardware changes for are video recording (probably add a memory card slot for video storage since they say it kills the NAND Flash in the iPhone) and a better/faster/multi-core processor for background processes. But judging from the way Apple talked about those things lately I don't see it happening.
More likely is a 2.5 generation iPhone and minor changes to the iPhone 3G. Change the back to matte finish and increase storage capacities.
This would also be good for me because then by the time the real new iPhone comes out in 2010 I will be ready to upgrade from AT&T.
- 03-18-2009, 01:40 PM #28
- 03-18-2009, 01:59 PM #29
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- 03-18-2009, 02:21 PM #31
Oh, another reason for not releasing a new iPhone in June/July '09...
iPods are in complete control of Apple, but iPhones have to do with Apple and cellular carriers around the world. So maybe there is no point in upgrading the iPhone until the new 4G networks are deployed worldwide...maybe by June/July of 2010? This is actually the main reason I've turned to the Bad Ash side of things
Oh, this would also make the new name for the 3rd gen iPhone easier and what a lot of non technical people are calling it...iPhone 4G
Funny, 2g iPhone = 3G network and then 3g iPhone = 4G network
- 03-18-2009, 04:34 PM #33
Personally, I'm not crazy about the prospect of having to upgrade/change my phone every year...every 2 years, fine, but annually? Gets kinds pricey. And the 3G hadn't even reached it's full potential (3.0 hasn't arrived yet). But that's just me. Of course, if a new one DOES ship this summer, I'll look at the specs/features and see if it's worth upgrading. Otherwise, I'm perfectly happy with my current 3G model (right now).
- 03-18-2009, 04:41 PM #34
I just bought a 16 GB iPhone on 3/1/09... I am pumped for the software update.. I don't think a new iPhone would be out this year. Maybe they will expand the memory of the current one around the middle of October. I think a new iPhone with new hardware will come out in 2010. If I really thought a new iPhone was coming out this summer, I wouldn't have purchased this phone recently.
What do you make of the BGR rumor of ATT no contract price for phones? Clearing out inventory b/c of a new iPhone 3rd gen?
AT&T bringin’ sexy back, offering iPhone 3G at no-commitment price, no activation : Boy Genius Report
- 03-18-2009, 05:14 PM #36
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- 03-18-2009, 10:13 PM #39
1st gen IPhone owner here
I too, was trying to hold off from buying the 3G IPhone but I have to agree. After watching the Keynote I think there is no new phone coming down the pipeline this year. so I am off to get that new baby on friday!!
- 03-19-2009, 02:05 AM #40
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- 03-19-2009, 09:55 AM #43
No, at least not a true iPhone HD with multicores.
I expect at least 32gb iPhone, but not a real next gen device. Although, then again it doesn't really need to be the iPhone HD to be the 3 gen iPhone. A OLED screen and a better camera would suffice!
- 03-19-2009, 10:29 AM #44
just saw a post on BGR, can't post links yet here's the story:
A report this morning from Australian tech magazine Smarthouse suggests Apple may have selected a series of OLED displays for its next round of handset and netbook screens. According to an unnamed source within the company, initial fruits of the company’s newly awarded display contract with LG will be an entirely new set of OLED screens that will make their way into Apple’s upcoming iPhone and iPod Touch models, as well as a new and often-rumored Apple netbook. The move would certainly go a great length to help somewhat lackluster battery performance, especially considering the variety of added battery-sucking features that were announced at Apple’s 3.0 event this past Tuesday. So what do you guys think about the possibility of a sexy new capacitive OLED display on the inevitable iPhone / iPod Touch models due in June or July?
- 03-23-2009, 12:28 PM #46
Ok, if I've been wrong, I've been wrong... new iPhone announcement in June? Or is this a new lower end device? I like going against the grain sometimes. Makes things interesting. Either way I will say there will not be a physical keyboard...
*After going over the list one more time it's obvious to me that none of the things listed are really anything that we have not heard of before... and coming from someone at AT&T does not give me any more confidence. I dunno...
Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 03-23-2009 at 01:20 PM.
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