Rumor: Full specs and release date of Apple’s next iPhone revealed

Tue, May 19, 2009

News, Rumors

With Apple’s WWDC about 3 weeks away, the rumor mill is in full effect.  According to AppleiPhoneApps, they were approached by someone with connections to Apple’s hardware development team who divulged that the next iPhone model will be released on July 17, 2009. 

This supposed source also dished out the specs of the next iPhone model.  Some of the rumored specs have already been reported, while others are completely new.  So without further adieu, here are the rumored specs of the next-gen iPhone model. 

  • 32GB and 16GB models
  • $199 and $299 pricepoints
  • OLED Screen
  • 3.2 Megapixel camera
  • Apple logo on the back that will light up, similar to Apple laptops
  • Rubber-tread backing
  • 1.5x better battery life
  • Discontinuation of the metal band surrounding the edge of the device
  • Double the RAM and processing power
  • Ability to send picture and video via MMS
  • Video recording & editing capabilities
  • Built-in FM transmitter
  • Turn by Turn directions
  • Built-in Compass
  • Revolutionary combination of the camera, GPS, compass, and Google maps to identify photo and inform about photo locations

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2 Comments For This Post

  1. Odi Says:

    Sorry, the things said in the above list don’t make sense. One of the worst offenders is “FM transmitter”. Anyone who knows the way Apple has worked knows that such an utter gadget (as cool as it is, and it IS cool!) doesn’t make any sense with respect to the Apple master plan. There has to be 100 good reasons for a feature to make it into the iPhone.

    Good luck with that! Instead, expect few changes. Changes you can count on the fingers of one hand. And no stupidities.

    Things that sound like stupidities: The OLED screen, the Apple logo that lights up (Yo, on the laptop, it’s the SCREEN’s backlight that lights up the logo, not an extra bulb!! I hope.), the stupid rubber thing (that was funny)…

  2. Chris Says:

    @odl the FM transmitter rumors come from a chip mostly confirmed to be in the next iPhone which is capable of FM transmission but which is likely not to be used for that purpose. It’s speculation. Considering Apple’s love of the third-party product market, I doubt they’ll kill all the FM transmitter and car hook-up devices. Those add-ons help validate the company’s success.

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