The rumors about the next-gen iPhone continue
This article contains unofficial information.
Most of this matches pretty closely other rumors coming from the iPhoneApps site, which also informs of a possible release date – July 17. It mentions that the new iPhone may feature an OLED screen, 3.2-megapixel camera, FM transmitter, increased battery life and a glowing Apple logo.
source: MacRumors and AppleiPhoneApps
The new iPhone is now officially announced - you can check the Apple iPhone 3G S Specifications here.
1. Osukaru (Posts: 68; Member since: 02 Jul 2008)
Amazing.... Glowing apple logo...... Amazing..... /Drool (Sarcasm)
4. heavybreathing (Posts: 276; Member since: 26 Feb 2009)
Screen that clicks....oohhhhh /pre (sarcasm)
11. Dood (Posts: 269; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)
Razr with an actual razor...awesome (not sarcasm)
13. Legion (Posts: 397; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
Right on dood! Razr with an actual Razor FTW!! Down with Phonearenas suppresion of free Razr with an actual Razor speech! The revolution is now!
2. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
I would think that a glowing Apple logo would decrease battery life. Just kinda seems like waste of battery life to me in any case. Wouldn't that battery life be better put to use, say, I dunno...MAKING CALLS?
16. E.N. (Posts: 2577; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
The battery on the new iPhone will last 1.5 times as long as the original. I think that should answer your question
23. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Actually, that's speculation bro. Until the unit actually ships, and it's been proven and documented that it lasts 1.5 times longer, then you can talk to me. Until then, you just sound like an idiot spouting off speculation you read from websites. Besides, I haven't had a phone yet that gets the actual battery usage times that the factory claims it will get.
27. E.N. (Posts: 2577; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
So it's not speculation that the iPhone has a glowing logo on the back? Is it not speculation that there is even going to be a new iPhone? You're commenting based on speculation and Im commenting based on speculation. This whole thread is based on speculation. And if there really is a glowing logo on the back, you don't even know if the glowing back logo is powered by the phone's battery or if its just something like glow in the dark paint/plastic. You're probably getting your sources from the same places as I am. And until you hold an actual unit in your hand that has a glowing logo, then you can talk to me.
3. Howtoodo? (Posts: 10; Member since: 19 Feb 2009)
lol glowing apple logo, hmm i wonder is this logo glow will brain wash us all while we sleep. In any case, id like to see apple swap out there intergrated batteries for individual battiers like most other cell phone makers.
25. iff2mastamatt (unregistered)
Yeah, I don't know why this isn't illegal.
5. AZNphoneGeek (Posts: 200; Member since: 15 May 2009)
hahaha glowing logo. hey apple, go 'green' and use glow in the dark paint. all sarcasim aside, it's really a pitty that such a cool device had to come out on such a sad 3G network.
7. Astromanaught (Posts: 46; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)
i didnt know the iphone was on tmobile, or sprint? Just because the iphone (which doesnt get that good of reception compared to other phones) doesnt get service in your mum's basement doesnt mean att sucks. Also as for the glowing logo, why does everyone hate that? in all likelyhood it will be one smaller LED that will light when you miss a call, incoming calls, or the such. Almost EVERY PHONE HAS THIS. Apple decides to put it in the logo, so it looks cool. People need to get over hating phones because they're not PERFECT. They've come to a point where you have to get a phone that is suited for you. They all have cons and pros. no phone is perfect. Cars have been made for over 100 years and there still isnt a perfect car. color tvs have been made for almost 50 years, still not a perfect one of those either. Theres no perfect hiome. theres no pefect store. theres no perfect company. Its about geting whats right for YOU
17. E.N. (Posts: 2577; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
People are just making fun of the logo because there really isn't anything else to make fun of. I mean the glowing logo is not a revolutionary idea but it's not really worth that much attention that it needs to be criticized
24. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Yeah, except usually the flashy LED that shows a person missed a call or has a message is on the FRONT of the phone where the person using the phone can see it...not on the back, where people set there phones down on. Thanks for playing anyway though.
29. E.N. (Posts: 2577; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
This is just based on SPECULATION but I also heard that the logo might double as a camera flash. That would be pretty cool. The flash would have to be extra bright too.
30. Dood (Posts: 269; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)
or on the back, where people set thier phones down so they can spin it really fast to "scratch the record''.
6. driv14 (Posts: 24; Member since: 29 Dec 2008)
its funny how you verizon/sprint/tmobile employees have to look at petty things to complain about when it comes to the Iphone because you guys simply dont have a phone that compares in any way. simple as that... say what you want about the iphone with the new software update that will be released and the features it will add to the functionality there is simply nothing wrong with the device. I'm sure for those of you who sadly live in the middle of nowhere and don't get 3g reception you will cry about the service att offers but in most of California we have great 3G coverage. I don't blame you guys for hating on the iphone, i guess i would also if I got stuck with a carrier that kept trying to release phones that they crown as "iphone killers." the fact that every company is and has been trying to do so says it all.. so keep believing in your blackberry storm and your palm pre but the fact of the matter is that iphone is simply reaching the point where it is untouchable(once the new software gets released and the new version carries flash on its web browser)... sorry chums
8. The Godfather (unregistered)
sad you care more about the phone then the network. turd nothing is more important to any cell phone subscriber than the network it is on. If their phone doesnt get reception, drops all its calls, and doesnt send their messages.....they are walking. Hence why the I Phone still leads the industry in churn percentage. Rock on Zombie, when that one phone you depend on is now on multiple carriers, lets see what your comeback will be then. I have no problem in outselling any ATT rep with the most basic of phones when it comes to killing the i phone, I have been killing it for years.
10. driv14 (Posts: 24; Member since: 29 Dec 2008)
are you kidding me? you have to be by far the one user on this site who says the most ridiculous things of all so I don't even pay attention to what you have to say. your a moron.. and you dont outsell the iphone period.. it just doesn't happen.. we see multitudes of people coming in trying to get away from verizon just for the iphone so thats that say for your point? one of the biggest reasons that people leave verizon for att is for the iphone and Verizon knows it... thus they continue to try and find phones to outsell it but it just isn't happening is it? ya didnt think so.. not only can you not even find a phone to try and match up with the iphone you dont even have the best blackberry on the market.. the blackberry bold.. so you guys are real screwed.. moron
15. Legion (Posts: 397; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
If you dont pay attention to what he says then why, praytell, did you just write up a angry paragraph long response to what he said?????? Right.
18. E.N. (Posts: 2577; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
I kind of know what he means though. The Godfather does say some smart things but a lot of the time they are so dumb that you tend not to really pay attention to his supposed facts and some of the things he says I don't really take seriously. What he said about killing the iPhone with the most basic phones was really kind of stupid.
19. Legion (Posts: 397; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
Point taken, however I believe what Godfather meant to say was, " have no problem in outselling any ATT rep with the most basic of phones. When it comes to killing the i phone, I have been killing it for years." not " have no problem in outselling any ATT rep with the most basic of phones when it comes to killing the i phone, I have been killing it for years." He just missed a period. :)
20. t-won50 (Posts: 25; Member since: 18 Jan 2009)
Legion at least you never miss out on dudes!!!!!!!!!!
22. Legion (Posts: 397; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
Yeah but I am usually agreeing with Dood about the awesomess of the Razr with an actual Razor.
26. iff2mastamatt (unregistered)
No one likes the Godfather because she's a turd
28. E.N. (Posts: 2577; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
I got what he meant the first time, but it still sounds pretty stupid. Maybe he's comparing his Verizon sales to any At&t rep's sales. But if he's doing that then that has to do with killing At&t and not the iPhone. But if he meant that he can outsell the iPhone with the most basic of phones, then that's what makes him sound really lame.
31. Dood (Posts: 269; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)
this is true. Legion showed me the error of my ways about the razr with an actual razor. Now I believe it to be superior to my Curve with the actual e-mail.
34. theman10 (Posts: 93; Member since: 16 May 2009)
SPRINT is the Best!!! End of discussion. Iphone's app.'s are unbeatable, right now. GO PRE!!! But it is common knowledge that ATT or just GSM in general blows. Peace.
9. bigfanboyred (Posts: 141; Member since: 17 Jan 2009)
regarding the 3G network... i live in southern cali, & a few people that i work with always gey missed called when they're in the facility. they leave & they have to come back because they missed the call. & i had heard that lawyer was trying to sue at&t becausethey never had 3G IN THE CITY!
32. trentsinmypants (Posts: 323; Member since: 29 Jan 2009)
please, for the love of god, explain to me this Razr with a Razor thing. I feel so left out :(
33. sonisoe (Posts: 386; Member since: 06 May 2009)
for the sake of talking, whats so great about the "new" iphone ?... faster processor bigger RAM, htc magic has a processor running at 528MHZ (ok slightly below than the new iphone), but bigger RAM of 288. its hardly news. and what i still dont get is that how easily excited we are by apple for something that are pretty standards on other phones.... dont get me wrong i believe the iphone OS is very powerful the best in the market, but apple don't push it further to make it a real powerhouse and yet we are still forgiving.... its incomprehensible that it took em almost 2 yrs to do the most basic functions ie. copy paste, forward sms, sending/receiving business card (through MMS instead of SMS, so it'll be slightly more costly for us), phone as a modem, etc etc that i'm sure you would know more. watch-out from early reviews on the final product, Pre already seems a much much better phone than the iPhone... its because they're pushing the OS to the limit....