iPhone 4G

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by shortlex, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. shortlex macrumors member


    Jul 9, 2008
    Australia, Sydney

    Now I was wondering if they are in the process developing the a next level of the iPhone 3G.

    We have this teacher at my old school that I have graduated about a year ago, he pretty much was the main reason for the massive up grades of all the macs in our school with the new iMacs and Macbooks. He is apparently an ex employee from Apple HQ in America.

    Now I was working today, and a friend of mine who still goes there said that there is a next generation iPhone coming out. It took me awhile to understand that he wasn't talking about the iPhone 3G that got released in Australia, but some newer iPhone that Apple has been developing. He said that it will be released somewhat later this year, maybe at MacWorld 2009, but he said that it's gonna be released in America first.

    What I want to know if anyone knows something about some new iPhone in the works?

  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    There will always be a next gen in development, that's pretty much how product development works. You don't need to be an insider to know that there will be a next generation, and that they're already working on it.
  3. brisweeney macrumors regular


    Jun 4, 2008
    1st gen iPhone last year.....iPhone 3G this year.....im feeling the 3rd gen iPhone could be next year! :rolleyes:
  4. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    I love when people say things to me like, "Oh you got the new iPhone? I heard they're already working on a newer, even better one."

    I always just say, "Well, I'd hope so..."
  5. iWizzard macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2007
    4G will start be roled out in 2012 (random google source) and use 2,6 GHz band. The speed will be 100-1000 Mbits.

    In sweden these permits were licensed out 2008-05-08 and is valid for 15 years.
  6. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
    ATT is updating their 3G network to 20mbp/s next year. I'm sure Apple will release a thinner revision with better casing, a better camera, much better battery life, and a lot more. The iPhone 3G has a 3.5G chip, so you'll be good speed-wise until ATT's 4G rollout in 2010.
  7. MojoWill macrumors 6502


    Jun 13, 2008
  8. Willis macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2006
    Beds, UK
    I agree with MojoWill.

    There's always something newer and better around the corner. Thats life.

    If Apple and the carriers continue to do early upgrades, then whats the problem?
  9. patin22 macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2007
    Las Vegas, NV

    Yes, Apple is currently working on a 3rd generation iPhone. :rolleyes:
  10. JPIndustrie macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2008
    Queens, NY
    This is why I love people.

    "3G, does that mean it has 3 Gigabytes now? Why would I want 3 Gigabytes when the old one had 8?"

    "4G! 4G is the name for the next one!"

    "3rd generation? I thought this was only the 2nd one?"

    You know. I guess the biggest effect of the iPhone is that it moved non-techie people into smartphones. It moved them away from Motorola/Samsung/LG flips to phones that can browse the internet, check email, etc - typical realm of the smartphone. I would liken the same effect to the iPod, how it took people into MP3 Players, even though it wasn't the first MP3 Player at all.

    Ahhh. Noobs. :)
  11. iPaul macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2006
    I would certainly hope that they are working on a better one! No company releases a product and then sits around...they started working on the next one before this one was even announced, I am sure.
  12. DiamondMac macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2006
    Washington, D.C.
    4G is a ways away. It will not be released as quickly as 3G was released from the original, imo

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