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New iPhone rumor confirms 4G LTE connectivity, double the RAM and a built-in NFC chip

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New iPhone rumor confirms 4G LTE connectivity, double the RAM and a built-in NFC chip
We’ve heard plenty of rumors about the next iPhone and those will only intensify as we approach the September-October time frame when everyone expects the new iPhone to launch. But one thing that probably isn’t true is that the new iPhone is already in production.

The other thing is that we are once again hearing the the sixth-gen iPhone will feature 4G LTE connectivity and get a bump up from the 512MB of RAM memory on the current one to 1GB. Also, a near-field communication (NFC) chip will be built in the device.

An inside source for BGR revealed some interesting details around the whole process of an iPhone making it to retail shelves.

Allegedly, first iPhone go through a series of “engineering verification tests” (EVT), and once they clear those they enter the “design verification test” (DVT) phase. Only then, the handsets hit the production lines.

So, the new iPhone hasn’t started production just yet, according to BGR’s source, but it’s entirely possible that Apple is making engineering samples.

Here’s a couple of other interesting facts about previous iPhones as well:

  • The Verizon-branded iPhone 4 made it to the EVT2 phase in mid-November, hit EVT3 in the last week of November, and finally got to DVT2 at the end of December. 
  • The iPhone 4 that was lost in a bar in San Francisco was actually in DVT stage. 

But the big news is that we have one more piece of evidence that the new iPhone will have LTE, more RAM and NFC, and that’s great, isn’t it?

source: BGR

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posted on 18 Jul 2012, 09:41 8

1. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


looks purrrrty...lol

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 10:29 6

22. MeoCao (unregistered)


Wow, 1 more row of icons, so cool!

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 11:41 4

45. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


lol .... u just like it coz of row of icons .... lol

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 12:24 2

68. Ohrules (Posts: 327; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


i think he's being sarcastic

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 12:14 2

59. APPLE_R0YALLY (banned) (Posts: 73; Member since: 08 May 2012)


We thank Apple yet once again...!® We
rejoice that....!

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 18:14 5

170. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


What's with the '®' after EVERY SENTENCE?
People with no intelligence drive me INSANE. Please leave.

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 09:47 23

3. script_writer (banned) (Posts: 56; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)


Playing catch up with everybody (*coughs* android)

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 09:48 22

5. guest (Posts: 338; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


Wow LTE dual core 1 gb ram and a 4" screen welcom to 2011!

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 10:12 5

17. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


Once they said that iPhone doesn't need a bigger-than-3.5" screen..

Once they said that 512mb RAM is enough for the iPhone, unlike Android..

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 14:06 1

121. JessJess (unregistered)


They said that was the case forever and ever and ever and ever? Let's get real for a moment.

FWIW they said 3.5" was the sweet spot for using a phone with one hand. The increase in size is height only - so that is not disrupted.

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 22:35 4

223. Schuler2828 (Posts: 59; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


They say 3.5" is a sweet spot for one handed use lol, I'm 13 and can use my Samsung Galaxy S3 with a case on it with one hand and it feels completely fine.

posted on 21 Jul 2012, 09:16

251. thedarkside (Posts: 654; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


dont worry dude... jessjess is an idiot.

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 20:59 2

209. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


yeah exactly. Times change. 3.5inches was indeed the perfect size. but that was a while ago, this is now.

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 09:52 5

6. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


how does a rumor confirm something?

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 10:58

34. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Was wondering the same thing.

"This just in, Crystal Ball predicts economic collapse in near future."

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 11:19 2

39. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


iThink apple leaked the crappy iP5 we see all over the net and maybe, just maybe have something up their sleeves, ya know so people will go wow when they really reveal it because currently the iP5 is circa 2011 in just about every way... Apple, as much as iDislike them as a company and the way they choose to do business, simply cannot be making another blah iPhone, not after the rise of the Android.. iHope this is it, iLaugh if it is but iHave my iDoubts

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 09:52 6

7. clevelandiskindacool (Posts: 37; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)


Spec sheets are purely selling points but a great phone has usability and satisfied customers. I can take the sub-android specs as long as its a good user experience.

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 10:42 3

25. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


With android users it's all about specs. Specs alone don't make a great device, an evidenced by google finally admitting how laggy android has been and implementing acceleration into jellybean.

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 22:36 1

224. Schuler2828 (Posts: 59; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Were's your proof that they said that?

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 10:47

243. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


YouTube Aaron's gs3 30 day challenge.

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 10:42 1

27. Quezdagreat (Posts: 428; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


sounds like a iphone to me

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 12:18 2

63. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Exactly sheep get excited about specs only. If I have lower specs, but a better performing phone then who's the one making the right decision.

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 12:56 5

90. GENARAL-LEVY (banned) (Posts: 34; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


go enjoy ur Bmw 320 while Android
is enjoying the M3

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 13:52 3

115. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1743; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Maybe try Jellybean before you make that assessment. Project butter is a total game changer

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 21:01 1

211. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Jellybean isn't exactly what I'd call widespread and accessible. Very few models have it and even fewer are going to get it. Sooo....yeah

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 09:57 6

10. wsucoug13 (Posts: 164; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Sounds like Samsungs specs from November 2011.

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 10:04 6

13. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


Haha, the 4G will make those customers confused, "isn't the 4G model was released before the 4S?"

And I bet there will be people calling this iPhone 5G..

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 10:14 2

19. Quezdagreat (Posts: 428; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


yes the 4th generation model was released before the 4s

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 10:42

26. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


dude, I know that.. The thing is, many call that the iPhone 4G, in case you can't read my comment above.

And if this 6th gen iPhone, which most probably called the iPhone 5 (or will it be "The New iPhone"?), has 4G connection, then they will confuse it with the so-called "iPhone 4G", which is actually the 4th gen iPhone called the iPhone 4..

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 18:46 1

187. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


that's nothing a Samsung lawyer could not distinguish in court between an ipad and a galaxy tab...

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