Interesting comment on specs page

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  1. mitchlandry macrumors member

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    Don't know if this has been discussed before, but i just noticed this, and frankly don't remember seeing previously.

    On http://www.apple.com/iphone/technology/specs.html
    1st sentence of fine print "Technical specifications are subject to change."

    Makes you wonder if the specs listed and talked about are what we are really going to see / get with the real deal on the 29th.
     
  2. timmypv15 macrumors regular

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    i think its a good chance that the memory doubles.
     
  3. mitchlandry thread starter macrumors member

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    that would be sweet if memory were to be larger than currently reported.
     
  4. timmypv15 macrumors regular

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    i think thats a good chance, and a good chance the price drops alittle. think about it. they revealed this thing 6 months before launch. they needed a way to keep iPod sales strong before launch. so they say it has "only 4 and 8 gigs" and so people will think "oh the iPod has more memory than that so i'll still buy and iPod" and if the price was anywhere near a video iPod, do you think they would have sold that many iPods in those 6 months?
     
  5. applehero macrumors 6502

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    There will definitely be something that changes, what it will be is anyone's guess.
     
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    Don't get too excited about it, the FCC documents have already been made public, and I don't think anything had changed from what was announced.
     
  8. FreeState macrumors 68000

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    Or GPS (it is after all only 1 chip).

    I have a feeling the training manuals that were leaked were written a while ago and there may be supplemental we do not have. Just a hunch.
     
  9. FreeState macrumors 68000

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    Do you need a new FCC approval if you increase the size of the flash memory? (Im doubting that is the case, only new approvals for something that would actually change the way it communicates with wireless signals etc)
     
  10. applehero macrumors 6502

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    The FCC only cares about the transmission piece of things, they don't get involved with apps, memory size, etc... There's a lot of things that can change, the question is, will any new apps or software changes be included out of the box or require an immediate update? MMS could be added with a software update, no hardware changes required....
     
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  13. timmypv15 macrumors regular

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    mms maybe
    gps maybe
    more memory maybe
    but definitly no 3G...the FCC files only cleared EDGE
     
  14. richdom81 macrumors newbie

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    Hopeful, but I doubt it.

    3G - Meh.. I don't stream onto 8525 currently, so it won't affect me.

    More Memory - Not going to happen, Apple will not intentionally lie about the storage capacity of this device. Only thing I see is some sort of add-on, but that’s not going to happen.

    SDK - This may be a possibility. Apple announced the Safari enabled, perhaps there are some extra goodies Apple will provide via Safari in the future. Safari on windows is the first window...

    I'm not getting the iPhone because I think it has more usable features than my 8525. I'm getting the iPhone because what it can do is far better than my 8525, and I will actually enjoy using this device (hopefully).

    Apple does not have to play the, guess what features this device has, game. What the iPhone does, it can do very well. This ideology has been the trademark of Apple. I'm sure V2 will be just as inspirational.
     
  15. timmypv15 macrumors regular

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    the black part at the bottom of the iphone is really bothering me. i like it and i think it looks good. but i keep asking myself whether it is removable (battery) or not, and i'm hoping it is
     
  16. faustfire macrumors 6502a

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    I really hope they add GPS. With GPS it could take the place of another gadget, those voice navigator thingys. (Dont know what they are called.) GPS would cinch the sale for me, without it Im still on the fence at this point.

    Though Im sure once I have one in my hands I wont be able to resist.:D
     
  17. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I'm thinking that Apple will NOT add any new features to the iPhone that were explicitly denied in the training manual.


    For example, you don't teach all of your employees that the iPhone doesn't have GPS or MMS, and then secretly add it later. I can see it now:
    AT&T rep: Sorry, the iPhone doesn't come equipped with GPS
    Customer: But look, it says GPS right on the box...
    AT&T rep: What? That must be a typo.
    ...Now, as a customer, you have no idea what's going on. ​


    Any features that were never mentioned in the training manual... maybe (although very unlikely).
     
  18. applehero macrumors 6502

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    Even the manual advises that the features are subject to change.
     
  19. timmypv15 macrumors regular

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    i wish they would just tell us already, it's 2 weeks till launch, they should start spilling the beans
     
  20. macaddicted macrumors regular

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    Why? Everyone is talking about it. It wouldn't surprise me, though it would frustrate me, in the least, given the release time, that all the final info isn't released until the 29th.

    I don't think we'll see anything this week (it's thursday after all), perhaps next, though I think it would be ironic if the info came out on the 26th, the final tuesday in June.
     
  21. lilnyc macrumors 6502a

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    But Richdom81,

    With 3G on the 8525 (which I also have), you can send/receive data while using the phone. You can only do the same with the iPhone while connected to wi-fi in a hot spot. Do/would you find that feature useful on the 8525? :)
     
  22. earnjam macrumors 6502a

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    That is just a liability thing. If anything changed (better or worse) for any reason, then they can cover themselves.
     

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