Chinese Forum Poster Claims Next Generation iPhone Details

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacRumors, May 11, 2009.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    We've been keeping an eye on some reports coming out of Chinese forum Weiphone over the past couple of weeks, and it appears the reports are starting to spread. In early May, a forum poster from the Chinese site posted specs and a screenshot from what is claimed to be the next generation iPhone.

    The image above was uploaded and seems to depict a new iPhone model number "MB717LL" with 32GB of Storage. If the original poster's claims are to be believed, the new iPhone will contain the following features:

    - 600MHz CPU Speed (up from 400MHz)
    - 256MB RAM (up from 128MB)
    - Digital Compass and FM
    - 3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus
    - 32GB size
    - No major changes in battery, screen and external casing.

    As far as we can tell, the original poster has no track record for accurate information, though the Chinese web/forums have been a common source of early photos of recent Apple releases including the unibody MacBook and MacBook Pro casings.

    Article Link: Chinese Forum Poster Claims Next Generation iPhone Details
  2. tMac85 macrumors 65816


    Sep 15, 2007
    in a great place
    id like to see the casing change just a bit. not that there is much room to design much, but none the less.
  3. dissdnt macrumors 65816


    Aug 3, 2007
  4. Ron21 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2007

    I personally think this is the closest so far to what we will see in the near future.
  5. nfl46 macrumors 604


    Oct 5, 2008
  6. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    I think thats very possible. This released probably won't have a ton of changes short of software.
  7. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    Yup, me too. Seems to jive with what we know.
  8. transam7816 macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2008
  9. t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006
    Quick question
    Why is Network another menu?
    Version number - does it check out?
    Carrier as AT&T3.5 ?
    Does the model number of serial end check out?

    Does the current phone work on Chinese carriers? Why wasn't this mentioned? Used on US AT&T then why the 3.5 (3.5G?)

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  10. mikeinternet macrumors 6502a


    Nov 1, 2006
    Oaklnad, CA
  11. actorkid macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2008
  12. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    Sounds like a lame update. I guess no need to upgrade from the 3G then.

    3.2MP for a media centric device...really? 2009?

    The phone supports international languages?
  13. chstr macrumors 6502a


    Mar 25, 2009
    looks like a pretty significant upgrade if true. wonder what it would cost
  14. Ron21 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2007
    The one thing that I'm hoping they will add, apart from those specs, is an OLED screen.
  15. atropos macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2003
    Ottawa, ON; Alhambra, CA
    It looks fake to me

    Isn't iPhone OS need 700mb of storage? :confused:
  16. Ron21 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2007
    MP doesn't matter as long as the optics are good.
  17. chstr macrumors 6502a


    Mar 25, 2009
  18. naeD macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2009
    Makes sense in a way. Maybe a modest update and a drop to $179? Add in a few new apps from Apple, like the previously rumored iMovie app, and I'd be excited.
  19. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    Sounds like a nice amount of RAM(heck my aging Mac is only 1.25Gbs)

    Still a 3.2MP camera is a little weak, I hope we see improved software usage of the camera. Also no new battery is troubling...again, hope software can make it last longer.

    32GB sounds good though!
  20. noodle654 macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2005
    Never Ender
    Sounds good...but it needs a better battery, it can't possibly power all that with the same battery.
  21. papaburgundy macrumors newbie


    Dec 27, 2006
    Edwardsville, IL
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)

    Have to change the case. These tiny cracks I'm getting on the edge of the plastic casing really suck.
  22. jbrandonf macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2008
    I was looking forward to hearing about a battery upgrade. An enhanced processor would mean lower battery with the current solution. Dammit Apple!

    I'm glad that there wasn't a change to design, I won't have to buy new screen protectors or cases.
  23. macduke macrumors G4


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    Hmmm...the Palm Pre uses a 600 MHz ARM Cortex A8 CPU.

    My biggest complaint with this is only 256mb or ram and the lack of a battery upgrade. However, while it is important to realize that this is double the ram in the current iPhone and that this will cut down on a lot of application crashes, 512mb of ram shouldn't be that expensive to produce. In addition, many of the parts will no doubt sport better power efficiency and will therefore run longer on the same battery. Though seeing as the short battery life was the biggest shortcoming listed on JD Power ans Associate's iPhone award, and now that 3.0 is coming out my its my only remaining gripe with the current iPhone, it would be nice to see a 20% bump in battery capacity to get me through my busy day.

    From what I've read online, the newest version of the old bluetooth chipset found in the current iPhone supports FM reception in addition to transmission. So this seems to validate that point to some extent. I hope that this means that we will be able to pair our iPhone's with the FM receiver in our car. Not all of us have bluetooth or new radios that are iPod aux input compatible. Especially college students like me who spend all their extra cash on things like iPhones and women.
  24. Andreios macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2009
    If this rumor is true it would be exactly what I have been waiting for for the iPhone. As much as I love most of the iPhone's features I have wanted it to have a better camera and more storage space and I think this would fit the bill nicely.

    Not too bothered about the Digital Compass and FM tuner, the spec bump will be nice to as long as the battery life won't suffer too much.

    Now all that needs to happen is for O2 and Apple to reduce the pay as you go price by £50 and I would buy one in a heartbeat.
  25. PoitNarf macrumors 65816


    May 28, 2007
    Northern NJ
    Yes, the OS and built-in apps take up approximately 700MB on the flash memory in the iPhone. What's your point? 32GB can contain the iPhone OS just about 46 times over.

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