newyorksole

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It lists semi-credible iPhone specs.

We know, we know, it's just a week away. But this round of rumored specs for the 3G iPhone comes via Leander Kahney who has deep tentacles in Apple, and should have a solid source BS detector. The two most salient points are that it's 22 percent thinner (mighty specific, but goes against "it'll be thicker" tide) and will be subsidized to hit $200 (backing oft-wrong Kevin Rose's latest blurb). Otherwise mostly standard checklist: 3G, GPS, more storage (16GB and 32GB), better battery life (though prolly not w/ 3G or GPS on). One more week.

http://gizmodo.com/5012362/latest-round-of-semi+credible-3g-iphone-specs-22-percent-thinner


What do you think? I strongly think that Apple would make the phone thinner vs. making it thicker. Just because of one of their latest products, the MacBook Air. It is thinner and brushed with metal. I wouldn't mind a thicker iPhone though, to accomodate a better battery. Guess we'll have to wait and see. Also, the 16GB and 32GB seems credible because with all of the apps coming, we need more storage. And with all of the carriers that will have the iPhone, I think that they will be able to offer subsidies.
 

hobbbz

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I can't wait for the day I can look at my sexy-as-hell 1st gen iPhone and laugh at how clunky it looks compared to whatever's current.

Compare a 1st gen (or 2nd or 3rd) iPod to the current one and think about how awesome the iPhone will be in 5 years.
 
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pavvento

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There must have been some HUGE advancements in one year if they can double the storage, add GPS, add 3G, maintain battery AND make it 22% thinner.
 
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wildcardd

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It basically was the same info that Arn got over the weekend, except it spells out that it is 22% thinner. Their source was a site that got a tip, similar to Arn.

I hope it is not some person just trying to drum up rumors.

Perhaps it is the Apple Misinformation Dept working their magic ;)

Grain of Salt week folks. As stated before "we will know soon enough".
 
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colocolo

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About the Apple misinformation department:

it would be weird for them to spread rumors of a "better" iPhone than the one that actually hits the street, as it would disappoint customers. If the seed fake information, they would play down their product instead of overhyping it.

What I'm saying is that I think this rumor (if it is indeed a rumor and not actual information) did not come from Apple itself.
 
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arn

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I don't see how it can be thinner, better battery AND 3g/GPS. Something has to give.

arn
 
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randomrazor

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what website is the best place to receive updates while wwdc is happening?? I want immediate updates as the iPhone is being disscussed.
 
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extraextra

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what website is the best place to receive updates while wwdc is happening?? I want immediate updates as the iPhone is being disscussed.

Macrumors? They'll have a livepage up. I believe Gizmodo does too, and maybe other sites like appleinsider. I personally just go between Macrumors and Gizmodo.
 
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what website is the best place to receive updates while wwdc is happening?? I want immediate updates as the iPhone is being disscussed.

I usually stick with Macrumors and Engadget side by side; MR is faster, Engadget has more description and bigger pictures.
 
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blakintosh

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I don't see how it can be thinner, better battery AND 3g/GPS

Thats what i thought and i came up with this:

if its thinner and has a better battery it wont have GPS
if it has a better battery and gps it wont be thinner
if its thinner and has gps it wont have a better battery

:rolleyes:
 
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rayward

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There must have been some HUGE advancements in one year if they can double the storage, add GPS, add 3G, maintain battery AND make it 22% thinner.

The battery will be an issue. Talk to anyone with a 3G phone and they'll tell you how fast actually using 3G drains the battery. the new iPhone is supposed to have an option to turn off 3G, which suggests that there's no quantum leap forward in battery technology.

They're simply adding the 3G technology that many have been clamouring for, and giving you fair warning that you'd better not stray too far from a power supply with it fired up.
 
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Chaszmyr

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I don't see how it can be thinner, better battery AND 3g/GPS. Something has to give.

arn

I agree. Kahney's concept sounds like a miracle device, and you know the old saying; if it sounds too good to be true...
 
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SilentCrs

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Apple has been known to seed fake information about upcoming products to confuse the rumor mill

Huh?

"Gentlemen, we shall seed the rumor community with a product BETTER than our own!"
 
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wildcardd

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I don't see how it can be thinner, better battery AND 3g/GPS. Something has to give.

arn

I know, my thin iPod Touch with wifi, drains like a madman. I can't imagine an iPhone (slightly thicker still) that would have better battery management.

Eh...it is the week before the announcement, everyone and their mother will be posting about their "info". 25% will pan out to be true.

Grains of salt time people...
 
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johnnyjibbs

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Oh please let there be 32GB model that doesn't cost the earth. I'm hoping. It's about time they ditched the 8GB anyway.
 
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stagi

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I just want 3g & GPS, that will make me happy. And hopefully $400 :)
 
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Kar98

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There must have been some HUGE advancements in one year if they can double the storage, add GPS, add 3G, maintain battery AND make it 22% thinner.

Flash memory, as usual, has become much cheaper, and GPS chips went from $20 and change for each system to $5.
 
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Daringescape

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I know its off topic, but are there any rumblings of new Macbook Pros?

I am wanting to upgrade, but havent seen anything but iPhone rumors....
 
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