View Poll Results: Will there be a 3rd gen iPhone in 2009?
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Poll: 3rd gen iPhone in 2009? Yes / No
Well Bad Ash has been saying he doesn't think a new iPhone will come out this year and I've been telling him he is crazy for the last couple months, but I think after this 3.0 preview today I've gone from thinking he is crazy to thinking he is probably right
- 03-17-2009, 03:37 PM #2
My eyes lit up when I saw that you started this thread... If they were to introduce a new phone with the power to multitask, etc... new software would have to be included... at least I think so. So... I've said before, and I'll say it again... no major changes this year folks. I'm sure many of you think I am crazy... but that's ok.
- 03-17-2009, 03:40 PM #4
I think since apple made a point to talk about how letting apps run in the background would suck up a lot of battery, they are going to announce a new iPhone in June with some awesome new battery. If you have the new iPhone, then you'll have an extra option in your settings to allows apps to run in the background.
Oh, and I'll always think Bad Ash is crazy
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I'd bet a 32GB version comes out with little other revision. The best case would be a compass with new Gmaps and slightly faster processor, but I really doubt they'll do anything like multitasking for another year and then with a big hardware upgrade. Frankly that would be smart given the economic conditions.
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- 03-17-2009, 11:32 PM #16
I've said all along, Apple will always refresh every year to get the Xmas sales, even if it's just 32GB and red
However, if iPhone 2,1 is real, then it will be at least as different from 1,2 (iPhone 3G) as the second gen iPod touch is from the first gen (volume buttons, etc.)
Hardware refresh FTW!
- 03-17-2009, 11:42 PM #17
Apple has no choice. They HAVE to release new hardware in 2009. All other phone makers are more-less on an annual release cycle. Apple has to do so to remain competitive.
I don't expect the new hardware to be earth shattering. Some minor hardware and UI tweaks, maybe improved camera, memory and flash. Otherwise an evolution of the iPhone 3G much the way iPhone 3G was to the orig.
Not something you have to run out and upgrade to, but something fresh to keep the momentum.
Indicators that there is a new one coming:
1) iPhone 3g refurbish prices have dropped.
2) Some evidence that AT&T is going to have an iPhone 'trade' in credit for those that want to upgrade while still in contract (early upgrade.) What do AT&T be trying to help you upgrade to.
3) iPhone software 3.0 is coming in July, probably will be in sync with a new hardware release.
- 03-18-2009, 12:13 AM #18iPhone Nanite
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Yes, of course they will. They need to introduce a new iPhone every year to keep their steady money flow. But seriously, I have a sneaking suspicion that they will be releasing a new one, in the summer again, with video support. Here are two good reasons:
1. The new model must have the "exclusive" feature like the iPhone 3G had 3G.
2. Apple, Kevin Rose, numorous sources are saying no video because the current phone has issues and cannot fully support it. The new phone can be tweaked for video.
3. I WILL BE BUYING IT!
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- 03-18-2009, 09:47 AM #20iPhone Newbie
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Here is my dilemma... my wife is begging for an iPhone and I have a 3G I purchased last September. I have been pushing her off with the "new iPhone likely in June" rumors so I could buy the new model and give her my current phone, but now I am not so sure.
I guess it probably makes sense for me to wait and see and come summer bite the bullet if I have to.
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- 03-18-2009, 12:36 PM #22
Also, the Rose diggnation video, he says something like, no background apps, but they will come at some point. He seemed to hesitate so maybe he knows more and doesn't want to give it all away yet.
With that said, I still don't feel confident anymore that we will see a new iPhone this year. I think they could break their normal cycle and release one before June of 2010 though.
- 03-18-2009, 12:56 PM #24
I don't think there will be a new iPhone this summer. I think they'll wait until next year when the early 3G adopter's contracts are up. I think the fact that MMS and A2DP will not work on the original iPhone is just a ploy by Apple to get those original iPhone owners to upgrade to the 3G and spend that extra $10/mo. on data.
I will still be waiting until July to see if I'm wrong and a new iPhone does come out, but even if I'm right, I'll still be buying a 3G. 3.0 has given the iPhone everything I kept my BlackBerry for.