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Not actual 4GB iPhone pictured.
The possibility of an iPhone with video conferencing is one that people love talking about. Unfortunately, very few reliable rumors have actually suggested that this is a likely feature in the next generation iPhone. BoyGeniusReport continues this theme with their leak of mobile carrier Fido's 2009 roadmap which they are "very far away from being able to confirm". The documents seem to picture a 4GB iPhone with a feature list that includes iChat Video Calling:
The most notable slide has to do with a 4GB iPhone 3G. While there is a huge disclaimer that the image isn’t the device itself, the slide depicts a 4GB iPhone model that will run for $99 and come with quad-band EDGE, tri-band HSDPA, a 2 megapixel shooter and, believe it or not, iChat video calling (oh hi, front-facing camera).
The site is uncertain about the authenticity of the image and takes on some more significance given today's report from Engadget that the iPhone will come in 4GB to 32GB sizes.

Article Link: 4GB iPhone with Video iChat?
 

itisme1760

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Oct 18, 2008
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I saw this on Appleinsider. Video chat would be nice, but probably only on WiFi. Imagine the battery suckage on this one.

But 4GB?? Apple, WTF??
 
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3282868

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As much as I would love to see a front facing camera for video chat (and self-portraits), I highly doubt it will be in the next iPhone.
 
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1Zach1

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Feb 8, 2008
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So they are going to either 1: Add a front facing camera, yet not up the MP on the other camera which seems really weird 2: Expect people to use the regular camera for video calling....I just don't get it
 
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Andronicus

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Apr 1, 2008
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I don't know if I would use video chat, but I still want a front facing camera.
 
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acearchie

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Jan 15, 2006
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4Gb still seems a bit odd to me....

Oh well only about a week to go until we find out!
 
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Willis

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Apr 23, 2006
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I call fake. I highly doubt Apple will use an iChat feature. I will eat my words if it happens. Till then... fake
 
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dagamer34

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May 1, 2007
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The bandwidth for something like video chat simply doesn't exist right now, especially upload speed which is at a premium.
 
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slapppy

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Mar 20, 2008
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I call fake. I highly doubt Apple will use an iChat feature. I will eat my words if it happens. Till then... fake

Yeah has to be fake. Unless Apple figured out how to extend battery life by way of sucking up your own life force to charge the battery. That would be cool, probably need to drink lots of Gatorade to keep from fainting. :p
 
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andrew0122

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Really. . . I mean . . . Really?!?

Why in the world would they downgrade back to the 4GB iPhone. I mean haven't the prices for flash memory dropped enough for them to at the bare minimum to carry at least 8GB.

I have the 8GB EDGE iPhone and it fills up fast especially with all of the new apps to download. . . UNLESS they are going to go with the rumored difference in software and keep the larger sizes 16 and 32GB versions as the Pro iPhone line. . . I do like the idea of a front facing camera. I really don't think I'd use it personally, but you never know. . .

I know I'm going to get one of the 3rd generation iPhone, but primarily for the fact that they've already said the original iPhone won't be able to send and receive MMS. *(Which REALLY should have been included with the original.) But I also like the idea of an accurate GPS instead of that horrendous cell tower triangulation they use in my iPhone. And Geotagging!
 
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alphatectz

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Nov 20, 2008
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I saw this on Appleinsider. Video chat would be nice, but probably only on WiFi. Imagine the battery suckage on this one.

But 4GB?? Apple, WTF??

If this is true about the iChat camera (front facing camera) the battery life on the new iPhone should be great just to keep up with a lot of new features in the 3.0fw plus the new iPhone.
 
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keenan wolf

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Mar 2, 2008
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not real!

look, its a picture of a first generation iphone. you can tell because theres no black between the edge of the screen and the bezel on the left and right sides.

thats the end of that rumor
 
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Compile 'em all

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Apr 6, 2005
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look, its a picture of a first generation iphone. you can tell because theres no black between the edge of the screen and the bezel on the left and right sides.

thats the end of that rumor

The least thing you could do is read the original post when posting on a thread. It clearly states that the photo depicted is not a new iPhone.
 
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Shake 'n' Bake

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Mar 2, 2009
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Yeah has to be fake. Unless Apple figured out how to extend battery life by way of sucking up your own life force to charge the battery. That would be cool, probably need to drink lots of Gatorade to keep from fainting. :p

Maybe it borrows some technology from the 17'' MBP with the rectangular cells and whatnot.
 
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keenan wolf

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Mar 2, 2008
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The least thing you could do is read the original post when posting on a thread. It clearly states that the photo depicted is not a new iPhone.

its not even an iphone 3G. its an original iphone. why would they put a picture of an original iphone on there? its not real.
 
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Sweetfeld28

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Feb 10, 2003
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So 4GB to 32GB... Does this mean: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, and a 32GB?

If so, maybe what they've been saying on some of the rumor mills, may come true: Limited features deactivated/unlocked with hardware in certain model iPhones?
 
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