Appleinsider - Apple's next-gen iPhone has video camera

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by str1f3, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. str1f3 macrumors 68000

    Aug 24, 2008
  2. PoitNarf macrumors 65816


    May 28, 2007
    Northern NJ
    Sounds good to me if true. Your thread title could have been a bit more descriptive though.
  3. str1f3 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Aug 24, 2008
    sorry. messed up on that one. lol!
  4. llj1137075 macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Kinda sucks for ppl with 2g and 3g.
    Because everybody knows it's possible with cycorder and stuff.
    I guess there is always jailbreaking....
  5. 1Zach1 macrumors 65816


    Feb 8, 2008
    Northern Va
    So A.I. is saying there will be multiple levels of iPhones in the next update?
  6. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007
    Teamed with all the new model numbers, they seem to be saying so...
  7. The Phazer macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2007
    London, UK
    Video/better camera = good news.

    Possibility that you might have to pick between good 3D gaming performance OR video/better camera = bad news.
  8. Eso macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2008
    I read it that way first to, but I don't think that is the case: "The addition, however, is reportedly just one of several hardware related tweaks...Another, that same person says, will be a significant boost to gaming hardware". That paragraph wasn't written very well.
  9. The Phazer macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2007
    London, UK
    Maybe. Hopefully.

  10. LinMac macrumors 65816

    Oct 28, 2007
    If you hook the iPhone 3G up to Xcode and look at the console messages while using the camera under MMS functions you can see some messages mentioning "etcetcetcVideo" with an error about a missing codec.

    This might be related to video functions.
  11. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007
    Wouldn't it be trippy if one of the models was one with dpad controls on the left and right sides?

    Not saying its going to happen but talk about a game changer to the Sony PSP and Nintendo DS world.

    Edit: of course with the new API that lets devs talk to the hardware, someone just needs to make a dpad that you insert your itouch/iphone into so apple really doesn't have to do it themselves.
  12. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    Considering you can see a live preview of still photos on the current phones and jailbroken apps can record video, this isn't really news. If there's actually software that does it, then yah. But the current phones have video capability. It may be crappy and only through jailbreaking, but it's there.
  13. Keva161 macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2008
    Typical, only upgraded to the 3G 2 months ago.. grr
  14. petermcphee macrumors 6502a


    Aug 20, 2008
    If this is true, it'd be great. I am a Palm Centro user currently, and I have been eager to change to the iPhone. My contract with Sprint expires this fall, so news of impending kick-ass changes to the iPhone whet my appetite. :D
  15. mavis macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3G (white): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.11 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/7A238j Safari/525.20)

    Yeah, that sucks. But you knew the iPhone is on a one year refresh cycle, with the next refresh just three months away. IOW, it seems kind of silly to have bought an iPhone 3G halfway into its life cycle.
  16. str1f3 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Aug 24, 2008
    I wonder if this could potentially replace the flip mino hd? The iPhone easily has the processing power (arm cortex A8?), the disk drive size (32gb?), and potentially the graphics power (new powervr chip?).

    The only "if" would be the quality of the lens (with the flip is just average) and apple putting a little effort into image processing quality to deliver good quality vids similar to the flip, especially in low light.
  17. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007
    Interesting thought. And didn't Cisco just buy the company for around $600 million dollars.


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