- 07-02-2009, 09:33 AM #51
- 07-02-2009, 10:29 AM #52
Yup. New notification system, but that will probably come in 3.0 some time this year because the PNS stacks are a big problem.
Hmm what else... It's likely that there will be a new generation processor, not necessarily more than what There is currently because the 3GS runs perfectly. More ram is probable, I can't see 512mb though.. That's a bit much, but it's unlikely that they would put 386.. It's just a weird number.
If HTC's phones and other big smartphone makers start using 512mb a LOT very soon, apple will next year.
Higher screen res is probable because many other smartphones are going HD (480p), even some dumbphones like the enV touch have 800x480 screens...
Text editing kinda sucks in this little box eh? iWant a TiPB forums app!
- 07-02-2009, 10:36 AM #53
@sting7k if they used an OLED screen it would increase battery life and you could fit a whole other phone in there so you'd bet it's going to be a little thinner and the battery a little bigger. OLED provides advantages Apple just can't afford to ignore anymore.
- 07-02-2009, 12:50 PM #54
- 07-02-2009, 12:55 PM #55
As far as the ram it depends on what HTC phones or other WMobile phones start going too. right now the most I see is about 288MB of system ram. With all of the iPhones apps and entertainment functions it really could use 512mb of sys ram if Apple goes full Multitasking in 2010. I mean just think of running ipod, bluetooth stereo, email, sms, and navagation all at the same time...if you want to keep the iPhones lightning speed it will probably need atleast 386mb-512mb of ram.
I do know the next gen processor from ARM is the A9 dual core on 45nm chip. This would be like having two 3GS processors on one phone, but draw less power than one ARM A8 3GS processor.
Last edited by UTVOL06; 07-02-2009 at 01:07 PM.
- 07-02-2009, 01:14 PM #56iPhone Newbie
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Listing them from features that are most likely to least likely:
1. 5 Megapixel camera
2. Higher resolution OLED screen
3. Bluetooth 3.0
5. 802.11n Wi-Fi support
6. Custom made Apple chips based on ARM's Cortex A9 Multi-core chip design
7. Haptic feedback
8. Front facing camera
That's on the hardware side of things at least. It's pretty obvious they'll bump up the camera specs again next year and I also believe they'll begin to up the screen resolution. The cost of an OLED screen will also probably drop to an affordable price by next year so I'd expect Apple to add it to the iPhone's spec sheet. If it's out in time they'll obviously adapt ARM's A9 chip design for greater horse power and more efficient battery life.
In far as software is concerned:
1. An advanced notifications management solution
2. Innovative form of multi-tasking
3. More multi-touch gestures
4. DVD Quality video recording
5. A preview of your notifications and other apps on the iPhone's lock screen
6. More corporate support
7. A complete revamp of the iPhone's home screen
The first six seem like a given but I'm really hoping they revamp the iPhone's home screen UI. It's beginning to look a little bland and old compared to WebOS and Android (especially HTC's implementation with SETA). So yeah, that's my dream iPhone for next year.
EDIT: lol I can't believe I forgot about 64 GB of storage. Also I don't believe the iPhone will ever get Flash. Aside from the fact that Apple is not one of the manufactures listed to be adding Flash 10 to their phones later this year, it's not needed. In a couple years plug-ins like flash will be obsolete thanks to HTML 5's video tag, and Mobile Safari already supports HTML 5 standards. Flash would lag/crash the browser frequently and lower the user experience of the platform. Owning an iPhone is investing in the future.
Last edited by Suzuku; 07-02-2009 at 01:34 PM.
- 07-02-2009, 03:57 PM #57
- 09-29-2009, 09:43 AM #58