Make your claim: Which rumors are true, which are false?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by skwoytek, May 31, 2009.

  1. skwoytek macrumors 6502a

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    There's been quite a bit of heated debate about what's coming to the 2009 iPhone(s). Here's one thread we can check for everything when the smoke clears. So make your "for the record" claim - because we can't all be right. Obviously editing your post after something is confirmed voids your claims, I suggest an separate addendum post for updates.

    I've listed most of the 2009 iPhone rumors I could find across the internet and in the forums, add any I forgot to your list.

    Rumors I believe to be true:
    32GB for $299
    16GB for $199
    Faster 3G (7.2Mbit/s dependent on network)
    3.2-megapixel camera with auto-focus
    Extra button for camera.
    Battery indicator with % option.
    Video-recording and editing capabilities
    New non-chrome bezel
    Volume controls on the earbuds
    Integrated Nike+ Sensor
    Built-in compass
    Faster Processor
    More RAM
    Apple logo will be used for flash or video lighting.
    Ear speaker moved to top edge
    Rubber-ish back case
    Wireless video downloads (WiFi only)
    Front facing camera
    iChat on iPhone
    New iPhone and 3.0 in July
    New notification method (More like Pre and android)
    Steve Jobs at WWDC
    Voice dialing (new feature for holding home button)

    Rumors I believe to be false:
    1.5 times the battery life of the current models
    OLED screen
    Built-in FM transmitter
    Apple logo on back will glow
    iPhone Mini
    Beta 5 has all final features
    Higher resolution screen (greater than 480x320)
    True multitasking announced for developers at WWDC
    Final 3.0 released at WWDC
    New iPhone released at WWDC
    New gesture section in home button area.
    iPhone on any other U.S. Carrier (i.e. AT&T only)
     
  2. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    I generally agree with you.

    Rumors I believe to be true:
    32GB for $299
    16GB for $199
    Faster 3G (7.2Mbit/s dependent on network)
    3.2-megapixel camera with auto-focus
    Extra button for camera.
    Battery indicator with % option.
    Video-recording and editing capabilities
    New non-chrome bezel
    Volume controls on the earbuds
    Integrated Nike+ Sensor
    Built-in compass
    Faster Processor
    More RAM
    Ear speaker moved to top edge
    Wireless video downloads (WiFi only)
    Front facing camera
    iChat on iPhone
    New iPhone and 3.0 in July
    Steve Jobs at WWDC
    Voice dialing (new feature for holding home button)

    Rumors I believe to be false:
    1.5 times the battery life of the current models
    OLED screen
    Built-in FM transmitter
    Apple logo on back will glow
    iPhone Mini
    Beta 5 has all final features
    Higher resolution screen (greater than 480x320)
    True multitasking announced for developers at WWDC
    Final 3.0 released at WWDC
    New iPhone released at WWDC
    New gesture section in home button area.
    iPhone on any other U.S. Carrier (i.e. AT&T only)
    Apple logo will be used for flash or video lighting.
    Rubber-ish back case
    New notification method (More like Pre and android)
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Happens all the time.

    General consensus is that what I say is true is false, so I'll say...

    Sizes and prices are right, as is 3G. Better camera; don't know the pixelage/sensor. No extra button for the camera. The percent battery indicator is real. Video is a given. Bezel is probably true, given the manufacturer page. Possibly new earbuds, integrated Nike+, and compass (weird idea).

    Better CPU and more RAM are a given; the logo will NOT LIGHT UP. Ear speaker depends on legitimacy of the bezel seen... RUBBER?! Don't think so.

    Video... maybe. Front-facing camera, no (WHY?! What's the point?!). iChat as a text (audio? :p) client, no video.

    Why did you even PUT "new iPhone"?!

    We might see TRUE backgrounding on the newest iPhone only, no Steve at WWDC. Oh, and PLEASE VOICE DIALING.

    I'm with you on the battery, OLED, FM (SERIOUSLY?!), glowyness, iPhone nano (give it up and buy a dumbphone from someone else), higher resolution screen (App Store invalidates it), gesture selection, and non-exclusivity.
     
  4. Carniphage macrumors 68000

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    I think Beta 5 has all the *developer facing* features.

    C.
     
  5. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Yes.
    Probably not, but we'll see.
    Yes.
    Probably not, since the current phone is capable of this, but Apple didn't include it.
    given.
    We'll see.
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Looking for a paradox of words there... can't find one. :(

    Except for Schiller doing the keynote.
     
  7. keenan wolf macrumors 6502

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    Rumors I believe to be true:
    32GB for $299
    16GB for $199
    Faster 3G (7.2Mbit/s dependent on network)
    3.2-megapixel camera with auto-focus
    Extra button for camera.
    Battery indicator with % option.
    Video-recording and editing capabilities
    New non-chrome bezel
    Volume controls on the earbuds
    Integrated Nike+ Sensor
    Built-in compass
    Faster Processor
    More RAM
    Ear speaker moved to top edge
    Wireless video downloads (WiFi only)
    Front facing camera
    iChat on iPhone
    New iPhone and 3.0 in July
    Voice dialing (new feature for holding home button)
    Built-in FM transmitter
    Apple logo on back will glow
    New notification method (More like Pre and android)
    Rubber-ish back case
    Apple logo will be used for flash or video lighting.

    Rumors I believe to be false:
    1.5 times the battery life of the current models
    OLED screen
    iPhone Mini
    Beta 5 has all final features
    Higher resolution screen (greater than 480x320)
    True multitasking announced for developers at WWDC
    Final 3.0 released at WWDC
    New iPhone released at WWDC
    New gesture section in home button area.
    iPhone on any other U.S. Carrier (i.e. AT&T only)
    Apple logo will be used for flash or video lighting.
    Steve Jobs at WWDC

    Rumors I wish would happen:
    New gesture section in home button area.
    1.5 times the battery life
    Higher resolution screen (greater than 480x320)
    True multitasking announced for developers at WWDC
    Steve Jobs at WWDC

    Thats what i think. tell me what you think
    OLED screen
     
  8. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    haha oops I completely over looked that bit of info. I do think it's unlikely that Steve will be giving the keynote, as Apple should be trying to phase him out so it's not so much of a shock when he's gone, but I don't think it's much of a stretch to think he'll at least say a little something at the keynote.
     
  9. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Shiller: "But there is... one LAST thing..."

    *Steve walks on, deafening applause, announces the MacTablet* :rolleyes:

    Not that that wouldn't be awesome.
     
  10. keenan wolf macrumors 6502

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    i get the update on my phone during class, via twitter,

    *Raises hand, "teacher, i just pissed my pants and i think im gonna cry out of sheer happiness", i run out of the room turn right and head strait for my car, and waits in line at the apple store.* hahaha thats what will happen!
     
  11. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Well it's coming sooner or later, why not next week? :p
     
  12. 1Zach1 macrumors 65816

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    Rumors I believe to be true:
    32GB for $299
    16GB for $199
    Faster 3G (7.2Mbit/s dependent on network)
    3.2-megapixel camera with auto-focus
    Video-recording and editing capabilities
    New non-chrome bezel
    Volume controls on the earbuds
    Built-in compass
    Faster Processor
    More RAM
    Better battery life
    Wireless video downloads (WiFi only)
    iChat on iPhone (IM only)
    New iPhone and 3.0 in July
    Steve Jobs at WWDC

    If I didn't include it I don't think it's going to happen.
     
  13. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    You know what would be a killer feature for the 3.0 firmware? The reflective dock from the first generation iPod touch.
     
  14. Caris macrumors 6502a

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    I'm surprised people believe that there will be a faster 3G, I just don't see it happening.
     
  15. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    I did like that. It was nice differentiation.
     
  16. skwoytek thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's the whole point of the thread. Not to debate about the next iPhone, but to take claim of your predictions.

    Some of us think certain predictions are outrageous, and here's the one stop to check who believed what. So "put your reputation where your mouth is." We'll all know after the smoke clears.

    We know your view on faster 3G = false. Later we can see if you were right or I was right. Any thoughts on the other rumors?
     
  17. Mjmar macrumors 65816

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    Rumors I believe to be true:
    32GB for $299
    16GB for $199
    Faster 3G (7.2Mbit/s dependent on network)
    3.2-megapixel camera with auto-focus
    Battery indicator with % option.
    Video-recording and editing capabilities
    New non-chrome bezel
    Volume controls on the earbuds
    Built-in compass
    Faster Processor
    More RAM
    Steve Jobs at WWDC
    Voice dialing (new feature for holding home button)
    New iPhone and 3.0 in July
    Front facing camera (still iffy)
    New iPhone announced at WWDC

    Rumors I believe to be false:
    Rubber-ish back case
    Apple logo will be used for flash or video lighting.
    1.5 times the battery life of the current models
    OLED screen
    Built-in FM transmitter
    Apple logo on back will glow
    iPhone Mini
    Beta 5 has all final features
    Higher resolution screen (greater than 480x320)
    True multitasking announced for developers at WWDC
    New gesture section in home button area.
    iPhone on any other U.S. Carrier (i.e. AT&T only)
    Integrated Nike+ Sensor
     
  18. beamer8912 macrumors 65816

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    True:

    Better Camera
    Video Capabilities
    Compass
    32GB/16GB
    Battery Indicator

    False:

    Pretty much everything else
     
  19. randomusername macrumors 6502

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    Here's my take on these rumors/speculation about the next generation iPhone...

    Rumors I believe to be true:
    -16GB for $199
    -32GB for $299
    -3.2 megapixel autofocus camera
    -Video recording and editing
    -new, non-chrome bezel
    -Nike+ built-in
    -Faster processor (600MHz+)
    -More RAM (256MB+)
    -Matte casing
    -July 17th 3.0 hardware and software release
    -WiFi downloads
    -New/more colors
    -1.5x the battery life
    -built in FM transmitter
    -next generation iPhone announced at WWDC, not at a separate event
    -Three different versions for different carriers/regions with different radios (AT&T updated 3G, "regular" GSM 3G, China CDMA)
    -multitasking announcement (either say it won't happen any time soon or give a target date for its launch)
    -updated speakers for louder, higher quality sound
    -compass

    Rumors I'm not so sure about:
    -extra button for camera
    -glowing Apple logo
    -speaker on face of the iPhone being moved to the top of the edge
    -new notification method (probably as a 3.x update)
    -Jobs announcing product
    -thinner/more tapered design
    -Verizon iPhone
    -current generation iPhone 3G will continue to be sold by Apple and AT&T with 8GB only and at cheaper price ($99)
    -new shape to bezel (shown in "leaked" photos of bezel)

    Rumors I believe to be false:
    -iChat
    -iWork
    -front facing camera
    -voice dialing
    -OLED screen
    -higher resolution screen
    -iPhone 3.0 hardware and software released at WWDC
    -iPhone Nano/Mini
    -an iPhone with a hardware keyboard
    -gesture area near home button
    -new earbuds
    -stacks/folders in Springboard (maybe as a 3.x update, though)
     
  20. benlee macrumors 65816

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    Rumors I believe to be true:
    32GB for $299
    16GB for $199
    Faster 3G (7.2Mbit/s dependent on network)
    3.2-megapixel camera with auto-focus
    Battery indicator with % option.
    Video-recording and editing capabilities
    New non-chrome bezel
    Volume controls on the earbuds
    Built-in compass
    Faster Processor
    More RAM
    Steve Jobs at WWDC
    Voice dialing
    New iPhone and 3.0 in July
    New iPhone announced at WWDC

    Rumors I believe to be false:
    Rubber-ish back case
    Apple logo will be used for flash or video lighting.
    1.5 times the battery life of the current models
    OLED screen
    Built-in FM transmitter
    Apple logo on back will glow
    iPhone Mini
    Beta 5 has all final features
    Higher resolution screen (greater than 480x320)
    True multitasking announced for developers at WWDC
    New gesture section in home button area.
    iPhone on any other U.S. Carrier (i.e. AT&T only)
    Integrated Nike+ Sensor
    Front facing camera
     
  21. keenan wolf macrumors 6502

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    AT&T already announced it. either way its gonna happen, maybe only the new one will have faster 3G but no matter what its gonna be there.

    http://www.engadget.com/2009/04/20/atandt-likely-skipping-14-4mbps-moving-straight-to-hspa/

     
  22. keenan wolf macrumors 6502

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    I hope your joking right? verizon will not get the iphone until AT&T upgrades to LTE. why? because it would be stupid for apple to make a CDMA iphone that they can only sell in the US... the only way that would happen is if they could also sell it somewhere else. but i think china is the only other place in the world that uses CDMA. and the china market isnt big enough to support a redesigned iphone. even if you add verizon in, there isnt enough of a customer base. plus verizon likes there own firmwares and what not. the iphone is to open source for verizon. ex. Itunes store. verizon has its own music store so this would take money away from them. overall it is not cost effective for apple to build and manufacture another iphone that they cant sell anywhere else but 2 countries.
     
  23. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    I dunno... Scott Bourne on MBW seemed pretty sure it would happen. He has a source too.

    I think it's as silly as you, but it is possible.

    Also: I'm going to bookmark this thread, and after WWDC I think we should tally up our scores on what we were right and wrong about. The winner gets icecream!
     
  24. skwoytek thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    We all know we disagree on what's coming out... There are plenty of thread dedicated to each individual rumor to continue the debate.

    The only point of this thread is so that when Verizon does/doesn't get the iPhone or the new iPhone has/doesn't have faster 3G, we can have a place to say "Told you so!"

    But there's no need to debate it here... We'll all find out soon enough.

    Don't worry, I'll at least bring it to the front page once after the new iPhone is announced. :D
     
  25. keenan wolf macrumors 6502

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    hahaha. kevin rose had a source when he said the new iphone would have 2 removable batterys and 2 sim slots. and expandable memory, among other things. lol. but how about the winner buys me a new iphone. * i hope i dont win*
     

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