This is all "rumored" so none of this info is 100% certain:
When: June 9th. 1:00pm EST
Where: San Francisco, CA at the WWDC
Black Glossy Finish
3G - faster internet browsing, broadband like speeds
Note: also rumored is a mini tablet device 1.5x larger than the iphone.
Ooh, a GPS might be included with this one.
I am stunned that Apple is willing to go nearly a month with no product to sell. The iPhone is unavailable at the US and UK online stores, and in most retail stores now. There will be so much pent up demand I expect there will be shortages through most of the summer. There have been announcements made for many new countries to offer the iPhone; that will only add to the demand. I hope the Chinese factory can keep up with production.
The latest developer software hints at GPS capability. It looks like iPhone 2.0 will address many of the deficiencies of the the first model.
If apple does what they did in the past shortages will last for a while. I guess it keeps demand up for a longer amount of time though.
With a new phone and new countries being added, it seems that Apple decided to let supplies dwindle so the factory can stockpile phones for a June 9 US release. There will still be shortages in June due to the pent up demand, but their strategy reduces the number of folks buying phones just before the update. It's better to have impatient customers than disgruntled customers who just bought an outdated phone. Besides, where else are you going to go if you want an iPhone? There really is no competition.
This story from AppleInsider shows more evidence of GPS capability in the new iPhone. It looks like the new firmware includes a geotagging option with the camera. This would require some sort of GPS functionality.
The story is here:
The geotagging thing is pretty sweet. I wonder if one will be able to upload the photos to a website from an application when it is released?
Ooh, a GPS might be included with this one.
The current iPhone can locate you via cell sites now. It is fairly accurate, I hear from a good source that technology is being developed for cell phones to locate you via cell towers with 10 foot accuracy.
The map on the iPhone is a great tool that works well in conjunction with a GPS.
The next one will be interesting to see what changes. The thought of 3G is making me have visions of me standing in line.
There's also rumors that the next iPhone will have a camera on the front (near the earpiece) along with the one on the back.
Before you worry about video conferencing and GPS you had better beg apple to give you a battery that lasts longer than a couple of hours or you can forget either especially the GPS.
Wait for samsung to bring out a clone, it will be a better phone anyway, and not tethered to AT&T.
With my Blackberry Curve.
It has a GPS...and Garmin Mobile works pretty nice on it too.
Are the comments about iPhone battery life from personal experience? Mine has never failed to last all day without problem. It will discharge 80% on rare occasion. I have to remember to plug it in each night, just like every other phone I've had.
I use the WiFi and Edge every day while using the phone for work. Both of the iPhones in my family have good battery performance.
My iPhone battery has lasted days without recharging. I do not use as a business phone (I am semi-retired) but use it for internet, phone calls b/c I gave up my landline long ago, and music and videos. My only gripe with the phone is that the ringer is a little quiet, but otherwise It is the best phone I have ever owned, and I go back to the old brick phones.
One reason given for the original iPhone's lack of 3G capability was its drain on battery life. Screenshots have shown the new firmware gives the option of turning off 3G to extend battery life.
It's reasonable to assume that the more services the iPhone brings the harder it will be on battery life. This is true with all electronic devices; just watch a DVD movie in your laptop and see how much battery life is left at the end.
I have a iPod Touch myself and the battery life seems to be very good on it. I don't use it as intensely as a cell phone though. That is a good point to bring up about the battery life.
Possibly multiple configurations, also shows probable pricing.
thanks for the info
just a few more days and we will know!
Banner photos with "OS X iPhone" and "OS X Leopard" seen at wwdc. Rumors predict OS X 10.6 preview coming to wwdc. (wwdc = world wide developers conference)
The keynote at WWDC is over --
The new iPhone has GPS, and 3G, $200 for 8g, $300 for 16g, rolling out multinational on July 11.
Lots of infrastructure for it as well!
Very good price. Also the data plan is $30 per month
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