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New iPhone Specs Start to Firm Up

Gordon Kelly


New iPhone Specs Start to Firm Up

Things seem to be slowly coming together...

Today sees the latest - yet most credible - addition to the new iPhone rumours having seen T-Mobile Austria (the country's official supplier) 'accidentally' post a placeholder for "iPhone 32GB NEW" (now removed). Seems rather a giveaway that. Combine this with an 'End of Life' email sent out to Vodafone Australia staff this week listing the iPhone 16GB and everything is snowballing rather nicely ahead of WWDC 2009.

Lastly rumours have dropped away from the outlandish - 64GB edition, iPhone nano, 8MP camera, microSD slot - to tie in closely with the uninspiring iPhone specifications which appeared last week. Namely: 3.2MP autofocus camera, 50 per cent better battery life, an OLED display and faster CPU (up to 800MHz) and twice the RAM. That digital compass also looks to be a cert, along with video recording via firmware 3.0 though talk of an FM tuner has gone rather quiet.

Other elements of common consensus include a new rubberised back with the metal band disappearing around the outside and a 'glowing' Apple logo on the back which sounds like a pointless battery drain and shameless brand promotion/mugger magnet.

Either way - unless Apple decides to hold off a couple of weeks from WWDC - we should have something official in just over two weeks. Furthermore, with these fairly practical but not awe inspiring additions we shouldn't have to wait long for them to appear on shelves...


via AreaMobile.de - T-Mobile notice

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Ollie Williams

May 22, 2009, 6:26 pm

Surely the glowing apple logo could be lit by the same lights that are used in the display therefore saving the power needed for an extra light for just the logo.

Just an observation. I do agree though that it would be theft-tastic!


May 22, 2009, 6:32 pm

It would be nice if Apple shifted the OLED screen onto the iPod Touch. That would nullify one of the two major advantages that the Sony X Series has over the touch - namely the excellent display and its superior sound quality. Now if only iPods sounded better...


May 22, 2009, 6:35 pm

@Ollie possibly, though I suspect there's a fair amount of electronics between the front display and the back of the phone ;)


May 22, 2009, 7:33 pm

@Ollie Williams: that would not really be possible if you have an OLED screen. On OLED screen does not have some kind of lightning, the screen itself consists of thousands of separate LEDs. It would be possible if you have some kind of transparent OLED display, but then you would be able to see in innards of your iPhone and I bet your screen won't be as good. One more side effect, the Apple logo would then simply display what your screen is displaying at that part of the screen. Then comes the fact that, like Gordon said, there are a lot of electronics in between the screen and the back of the device.

All in all, if they would have a lit Apple logo, it would need it's own separate light.

Tim Sutton

May 22, 2009, 11:41 pm

A glowing Apple logo? Gosh. All my worries about apple being style over substance are assuaged.

I am so under my whelm.


May 23, 2009, 2:09 am

Once again Uncle Steve Prepares to own all for the 3rd year running.

God Bless Apple

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