iPhone 2G Speculation

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wakerider017, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. wakerider017 macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2006
    US of A
    So guys what do you think the 2nd Gen iPhone has in store for us?

    I will not be buying a 1st gen but I may be interested in a 2nd gen when/if it comes out...

    I know it is VERY early to be talking about the next iPhone as the 1st is not even released yet, but I thought what the heck...

    I though I had heard a few sources saying that Apple was working on a cheaper model...

    Much like the iPod has come down in price from the original...

    So CHAT AWAY! :D
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    I expect 3G with a camera on the front.

    Larger storage, I would say up to 24Gb top end.

    Support for acting as a remote over the network or bluetooth for applecomputers/appleTV. Maybe come with the first gen depends.
  3. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020


    Feb 23, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    My guess would be, 3G and EDGE plus larger storage. I think storage would be the biggest interest.

    I am not saying the common things that people are asking about, like removable battery ... until we see a released version.
  4. wakerider017 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2006
    US of A
    +1 on 3G and more storage...

    The main reason I am waiting is because the current iPhone will be using EDGE
  5. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030


    Apr 14, 2006
    Clemson, SC
    why on earth are we discussing the second revision of a product that hasn't even been released yet? :confused:
  6. chelsel macrumors 6502

    May 24, 2007
    Ideally the next gen would have front-facing video camera (standard on high end phones outside of the USA)... GPS is another plus (already in a few HP Windows mobile phones) and of course, 3G (in most phones over $300 already).

    Fun features...

    fm/xm radio
    laser projected virtual keyboard
    carl-zeiss vario sonnar 5mp camera!!!
  7. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    24 GB is unlikely since NAND doubles... as in 1 -> 2 -> 4 -> 8 -> 16 - > 32 GB.

    I think 3G (HSDPA), front video camera are definitely a go (along with iChat). I also expect/wish GPS, 802.11n, and further software refinements/new applications.
  8. jonathanmc07 macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2007
    it doesnt need to have anything else, as long as it expands to other networks.. cuz jeeze.. i really dont want to have to switch.. bt i guess ima have to..
  9. pr5owner macrumors 65816

    Jun 10, 2007
    if apple wants to be "all that" with technology

    i expect Wifi ABGN, BT 2.1 EDR, 4G (3G is almost out of date, 3.5 G and 4G are ready for production), front facing video cam (like most video capable phones have), 3-4MP camera, infrared to control consumer products like TVs etc, high powered LED flash + flashlight, SDK to be publicly avalible, laser keyboard
  10. pr5owner macrumors 65816

    Jun 10, 2007
    untrue, to get 24GB you have 3x 8GB flash chips
  11. maceleven macrumors 6502

    Wll have 3G, And will be a video phone, and more storage space:apple:
  12. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    The 1st one isn't even out yet...lets see what this one needs fixed first
  13. nickspohn macrumors 68040


    Jun 9, 2007
    Plan on waiting. Because if apple releases a 6th gen ipod (if this isn't considered one) that will be after the iphone.

    Then the iphone 2G will be after that. way after that.

    Probaly late 2008 / early 2009 for the iPhone 2G...
  14. kamiboy macrumors 6502

    May 18, 2007
    Already people are complaining about lack of 3G, GPS and limited capacity. So logically those are the things that will most likely be addressed for 2nd gen iPhone. So I am expecting 3G enabled iPhone with a decent GPS and doubled capacity (8 & 16GB) with possibly better battery in the same shell a year or so from now. The rest of the improvements will likely be in software and programs rather than in hardware.

    As much as I would like to have some of those improvements (16GB capacity) right now I'll be damned if I will abstain from buying one for a whole year just because of it. I'll get the current version ASAP and when the new version comes out I'll get that one too. Life is too short to wait a whole year for something this cool.
  15. darkcurse macrumors 6502a


    Nov 5, 2005
    Sigh, it won't be coming to Asia till next year anyways. So, most prob by the time it arrives it will be the 2nd generation. In that case, I just want 3G and a nice camera. Resolution doesn't matter lol as long as the lens is good :D Oh and having the ability to video chat in iChat would be cool too
  16. Eric1285 macrumors 6502

    Feb 22, 2007
  17. Jeef690 macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2006
    I think Apple will fire out another iphone before the end of the year. Their first million will go pretty fast, based on world interest. Considering the lack of product announcements at WWDC, I would say they are preparing the market for a full on assault on the iphone when it is out. Its not like they havent done something like this before. MBP Merom-> Napa occured in 6 months. Plan on waiting about 5 months for a 3g version due to popular demand.
  18. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    Hypothetically speaking, yes. Practically speaking, no. 3 NAND chips will require additional space and I don't see Apple doing that. None of the existing NAND-based iPods use more than 2 chips. Heck, none of the existing Macs have odd number of RAM slots.
  19. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    I will be getting a 1st gen iPhone, as been stated a lot of the work will be in software form that may or may not have updates. Any hardware issues brought up are not that big to me. 3G would be nice, space would be nice too, but I have my 80G iPod and usually listen to the same few albums. GPS would be great for me and my ol' man to go out caching with. But I think hardware wise the iPhone is solid. I really hope the opening to developers will help make some really killers apps.
  20. darwen macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2005
    California, US
  21. aswitcher macrumors 603


    Oct 8, 2003
    Canberra OZ
    I figure the 2nd Gen phone will be known by the time the 1st Gen hits Oz.

    And yeah, GPS, iChat, 3G, better camera, bigger capacity (16GB), better battery life, BT stereo headphones with controls...

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