Discussion in 'iPhone' started by NJRonbo, Jun 18, 2008.

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  1. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

    Jan 10, 2007
    On July 11th I may be eating a lot of crow for even paying
    attention to this rumor, but I think by the time you are done
    reading this post you will agree with me that Steve Jobs has
    one final surprise for 3G iPhone buyers.

    Go to today's top iPhone Freak Story...


    The article states that if you look at the video demo of the Apple
    phone from WDC you can see what appears to be a smudge or a
    camera on the upper left corner of the phone.

    Here is the video in question. Look closely in the upper left corner
    in the first few seconds...


    Yeah, it looks like a camera in the upper left corner.

    Here is the kicker to the whole thing. Take a look at the new
    Marware cases for the new iPhone....


    See the hole in the upper left corner?

    No doubt we are getting a front facing camera for video chatting.
  2. frosse macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2007
    Oh my god.

    This is unbelievable!!

    ...how you could have missed this rumor for the past decade!
  3. memesmith macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2007
  4. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jan 10, 2007
    Sorry guys. I'll wear the idiot hat on this one.

    I did a search on the first batch of threads and did not
    see this headlined anywhere.

    Sorry if I am regurgitating old news.
  5. danedane5 macrumors member


    Jun 5, 2008
    ...Well...I really just dont know? maybe thats whats in the special box that was sent to At&t stores you know the actual model? when Steve said anything about the camera on the new Iphone he was very short about it and didnt relaly say anything so it could be a surprise who knows..
  6. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jan 10, 2007
    Unless someone really took the time to doctor photos
    with the intent of creating a huge false rumor, both the
    video and the Marware case pretty much confirms that
    the 3G iPhone will have a front facing video camera.

    I don't know how you can walk away from looking at those
    links and think otherwise.

    As I stated, if I am late to the game here, I apologize. Been
    watching iPhone sites carefully and this was the first news that I
    had seen providing the most promising evidence of something
    we previously were not informed of.
  7. Kristijan macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    Even if it is a front facing camera, it doesn't really phase me. Video calling was a huge flop in Australia, nobody uses it. I'd rather they throw some more mega pixels into the back camera...it's something I use, and 5mpx would have been awesome. Heck, I would have even settled from 3.2mpx.

    Still, I'm buying one :)

  8. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jan 10, 2007

    Surprised to learn that.

    Perhaps it's the fact that here in the U.S. cellphone users are just
    beginning to enjoy this feature.

    I would think it would be a huge hit to communicate with each other
    using video, that is, unless it requires cumbersome work to make a
    video call.

    I suppose time will tell as to whether Americans and other parts of
    the world getting this iPhone will really appreciate the feature (if it
    is a confirmed rumor).
  9. memesmith macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2007
    yes it's interesting that video calling never caught on in the I'm either, despite being trupeted during the 3g bandwidth auctions. Probably 'cos the phone companies' charge too much for video calls. Its a big thing in Asia though, possibly as an Asian friend tells me, because Japanese and Korean people use facial expression and para-lanuage in a far more integrated way that use Europeans/Anglo-phones.
  10. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jan 10, 2007
    Well that raises an interesting question...

    What are we going to be charged by AT&T (or other company)
    to use the video calling feature?
  11. Tosser macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    It has been discussed before. Apparently it' just a third proximity sensor.
  12. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jan 10, 2007
    Really. Sigh. That's a bummer to learn.

    Thanks for posting this information.
  13. Tosser macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    No problem.
  14. Padraig macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2005
    Why would they withhold the fact that there was another camera? It's a pretty basic feature of most 3g phones.

    If they are holding something back it's going to be something revoltionary, not something as humdum as video calls.
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