3G iPhone To Include GPS, Be Only Slightly Thicker

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    Engadget reports that Apple's forthcoming 3G capable iPhone will incorporate a GPS module but be only slightly thicker than the current generation model.

    Engadet's visual description of the device largely mirrors that given by iPod Observer earlier this month that depict a more rounded phone with a glossy black back, but adds that the much-despised recessed headphone jack will be replaced by a jack flush with the device body.


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    Image courtesy iPod Observer
    The 3G iPhone is largely expected to be introduced at this year's WWDC conference, with probable shipping in July.

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  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    I believe it, they need a bigger battery. Though I do think iPhone 1.0 looks better.
     
  3. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    i personally love the all black back. i think this is going to be another great product from apple and i can't wait to see what it actually all entails
     
  4. Eriden macrumors regular

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    Real GPS!! Time for my 1G iPhone to become the property of my wife!
     
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    Whaat?

    I thought this picture was fake/photoshopped?
     
  7. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i don't believe that they'll go with plastic, as that would be a step backwards. they have said several times that they're minimizing the use of plastics in their products, and it shows with the macbook air and imac moving away from it, along with the ipod classic, ipod nanos etc. so this is probably only for demo units or something.
     
  8. lofight macrumors 68000

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    Engadget is just repeating what has been around for a long while...
     
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    I really hope this is a working prototype and not the final product. As apple products tend to go thinner.
     
  10. n8236 macrumors 65816

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    What exactly is, "slightly thicker." It could mean anything.:confused:
     
  11. lofight macrumors 68000

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    Just a little bit. ;)
     
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    Thickness of a phone shouldn't matter much. I'm pretty sure they mean 1-2mm thicker, which is basically unnoticeable.
     
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    I would imagine that it means that if you were to measure the thickness of the 3G iPhone, it would be a measurement that is a small amount larger than the same measurement of the current iPhone.

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    Only if the battery is better too...then it can get a little thicker
     
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    This might mean bigger battery as well !!

    Ho Ho Ho! Christmas in the summer !
     
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    is it me, or does that picture of the 3G iPhone look like Spocks Coffin in Star trek 2 the wrath of Khan?

    "KHHHHAAAAAANNNNNNN!!!"
     
  18. christopher3071 macrumors regular

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    I still think this is a fake leaked by apple in their ingenious propaganda scheme in which they attempt to fool all the rumor sites with fake prototypes. Like said before, the move from metal to plastic makes no sense. Apple has publicly made a stand to move toward more eco-friendly materials. Plastic's out. Look at the iPod and iMac for example.
     
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    I genuinely hope it doesn't look like that. GPS is something i would desire though, more so than 3G capabilities.

    Also... WPA enterprise PLEASE!
     
  21. ryanide macrumors 6502

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    Hopefully the antenna will be better

    and the terrible service may be usable more than 60% of the time...

    VERIZON please!!!
     
  22. rockstarjoe macrumors 6502a

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    It will ship before July... engadget is just trying to cover their ass.
     
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    That shiny plastic will never look as good as when it first comes out of the box. Please no shiny plastic!
     
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    "Slightly thicker" = we're gonna have to have all new accessories.

    Here's hoping Apple puts out the new dimensions of whatever's coming sooner, rather than later, so we don't have to wait months and months for decent cases again.
     
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    Maybe the connection is: enterprise software capabilities, looks like something on the USS Enterprise ?
     

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