1. alphajuliet's Avatar

    I have just been into my local apple store (Leicester) and I was going in to buy the iPhone 3G...

    the apple employee (Hits) advised me to wait as new iPhone is being released "very soon", "around June".

    I asked what the details of this are and he has said all he knows so far is that it will have:

    **5mp camera with flash
    **800x480 screen
    **wireless n

    Excitement lads, hopefully end of June!!!
    01-26-2009 09:23 AM
  2. zukir02's Avatar
    Thats still not enough for me to go out and buy a new iphone. The 32gb is nice but I dont need one that big right now. The camera up grade would be great, can't wait to try it out.
    01-26-2009 09:28 AM
  3. JustinHorn's Avatar
    Apple employees know less about upcoming products than readers of these forums and others like it. So I don't personally believe you or this "apple employee".

    Although some of what you said will most likely be true.

    5mp camrea:
    Maybe, but kind of pointless. More MP means bigger file size. I think they will keep it at 2MP or maybe bump it up to 3, but improve the quality of the picture. MP is not the only thing that matters. Maybe loosen that fixed focus. Flash, I have no idea could go either way, but if I had to guess I would go with no.

    No. Currently at 480-by-320-pixel resolution at 163 ppi. So if anything they would increase the ppi, but not the aspect ratio. 480 / 320 = 1.5 800 / 480 = 1.666...


    Wireless N:
    I could see this, but there are a few reason why this probably won't happen.
    1) Can the CPU handle the extra speed?
    2) Will this put too much of a drain on the limited battery life?
    3) Is there enough room for yet another chip?
    01-26-2009 09:34 AM
  4. Nellybelly333's Avatar
    It's posts like these that are going to haunt me in February when I go to get my iphone...
    01-26-2009 09:39 AM
  5. alphajuliet's Avatar
    hmmmm well this is what he told me, I assumed they would know but I dont understand why he would say that as he just lost a sale, I actually went in intending to buy the iPhone!

    Lets hope he is right as I am now def waiting for this!
    01-26-2009 09:39 AM
  6. Jeremy's Avatar
    I know more than employees at Apple stores... Anyone with a good guess would list those specs. I could see a 5MP camera for sure. By the time the new phone does come out 3.2MP will be old news.

    Take things like this with a grain of salt.
    01-26-2009 09:51 AM
  7. alphajuliet's Avatar
    Hmm ok so as other posts have listed information on the HD version etc, I suppose it would be best to wait until end of June....

    I take it this employee is perhaps a keen viewer of the forums!
    01-26-2009 09:59 AM
  8. Gluben's Avatar
    I'd like to think he's right, and that with the flash 5MP camera comes zoom as well. 32GB would be great, as would a bigger screen. Wireless N not so worried about. The only other major thing would be video recording and calling, ala iChat maybe?
    01-30-2009 08:30 PM
  9. testaccount's Avatar
    eh we don't need a new iPhone. We just need and crave software updates. I doubt there will be an iPhone HD or 3.0. then again Apple can do what ever the hell they want. So who knows.
    02-06-2009 12:23 AM
  10. TheIphoneDude's Avatar
    Pretty Exciting, nevetheless
    02-27-2009 10:16 AM
  11. JustinHorn's Avatar
    Pretty Exciting, nevetheless
    Are you a real person?
    02-27-2009 11:35 AM
  12. aureatenova's Avatar
    Until there's proof I wouldn't get to excited. *shrug*
    02-27-2009 06:59 PM
  13. jhamilton3's Avatar
    As much as I don't want to lump him into the group of employees that claim to have inside info(that really is not true) since they work there..

    I've gotta believe he is in that group..
    02-27-2009 07:46 PM
  14. Voltaic Shock's Avatar
    Here is what I think.

    Better Camera (3.2MP or Above, Not sure about Flash)
    Faster Processor
    16GB - 32GB Models (Not sure if they will keep the 8GB, could help sales)
    Better Screen
    03-05-2009 01:22 PM