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stavtag

macrumors newbie
Sep 13, 2008
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In the right end of the bezel there's a little curve that probably indicates that they have repositioned the headphones jack!It's awesome since the place tha jack is now makes it difficult to use landscape mode when using the headphones.I don't know though wether this change is useful when u hold the phone in vertical position...
 

jamesdmorgan

macrumors newbie
Apr 14, 2005
2
0
London
I'd like it if they removed the silent button from the top left. I always knock it and then can't hear the phone ring. I don't see why its not software driven
 

landyman

macrumors newbie
Sep 8, 2008
3
0
FWIW there is only one small speaker by the 20-pin USB connector. The other one is the microphone.
<sarcasm>
I think what the original poster meant to say was:

Ah yes it makes sense to move the speaker there because when you're using iChat video the phone isnt next to your ear.. so a single louder 'speakerphone' / ear volume capable component makes sense.
</sarcasm>

(plus it would help reduce my sprint friend LOLing about how weak my speaker is on my 3G)
 

iGeRmAn

macrumors regular
May 3, 2009
120
0
Many people seemed to be believe OLED has not been around long enough and is not widely available enough to be used in device like iPhone.

I don't know about the other parts of the world but first ever kind of mass produced OLED was released in 07 in Korea(iriver Clix 2). Also if I remember correctly most product ramp up for OLED was scheduled around 08 so manufacturers can easily meet the demand of the Apple(not to mention reduced demand due to the economic condition). OLED is becoming so widely available in mobile market it is being used in quite a lot of devices especially in Korea and Japan etc... it's just that not may of them make to the other parts of the world seemingly creating the effect that OLED is still 'not' widely available.

Also the Apple signed some sort of contract with LG few months back for display specifically for mobile device(it did not mention OLED). Because of this reason, we cannot quite rule out OLED entirely.

I think major determining factor in using OLED for Apple is whether they have come up with some way to overcome poor legibility. And if they have not, if they are prepared to sacrifice some legibility for the better battery life, then they might use it. Another temptation factor for Apple for using OLED is that it can earn extra volume for other chips and parts as it is slimmer than LCD.

Suggesting the screen will have the same size and resolution, at least it's kind of strange that the new one is listed at 73 $ and the current at 35 $ , don't you think ?

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/ne...gen-iphone-bezel-shows-speaker-color-changes/
 

auggie2k

macrumors member
May 16, 2008
84
0
Ireland
More pictures from the site:

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SydneyDev

macrumors 6502
Sep 15, 2008
346
0
This is the stuff rumors are made of. Seems like it won't be all that different to the current one.
 

iZac

macrumors 68020
Apr 28, 2003
2,246
1,694
Shanghai
The 'fanboy' in me is excited by the potential of losing that tacky chrome bezel.

The sane person in me wonders why a little bit of pastic / metal is news. :rolleyes:
 

drewsky5

macrumors member
Jun 6, 2008
60
5
There will not be an iPhone without wifi. Never(until wifi becomes obsolete and they replace it with something more efficient).

Actually I remember reading that one of the conditions of China Mobile was that WiFi was disabled, so if Apple wants to expand into China, then the WiFi is going to have to be disabled.
 

johnnyjibbs

macrumors 68030
Sep 18, 2003
2,961
119
London, UK
Confirmation that the front-mounted camera is coming (how can it not?!) but I'm not sure about removing the silver bit - the cheap plastic look of the bevel looks similar to the rubbish that most other phones have. Hopefully this is actually a shot of a Samsung or something like that and not of an iPhone.
 

JoeDRC

macrumors 6502
Jul 11, 2008
291
0
UK
In the right end of the bezel there's a little curve that probably indicates that they have repositioned the headphones jack!It's awesome since the place tha jack is now makes it difficult to use landscape mode when using the headphones.I don't know though wether this change is useful when u hold the phone in vertical position...

I doubt it, that would be incredibly annoying in your pocket, or to get in your pocket with a headphone jack sticking out the side.
Not to mention it'd look ugly.




I'd like it if they removed the silent button from the top left. I always knock it and then can't hear the phone ring. I don't see why its not software driven

I'd have to disagree, if it were software driven it'd be a major pain.
I use the silent button all the time, and being able to quickly switch it to silent without having to get it out of my pocket is a major convenience
 

iZac

macrumors 68020
Apr 28, 2003
2,246
1,694
Shanghai
Looking at the bezel, it stops where the base plate is. That might suggest that the bottom half (ie the inch at the bottom that was plastic in the G1 iPhone) might all be a different material. The little hole / circle in the bottom right of the bezel might suggest a round button, which is a common place for landscape camera controls?

Then again, this could always be some exclusive spy shots of .... one of the many Chinese knock-offs.
 

zacman

macrumors 6502a
Jul 11, 2008
625
0
There is one tid-bit..
These screen parts for IPhone Gen 3 could actually be for the low-end [AKA the apparent non-3G, non-WiFi 8-16gb for China market] model..

Not offering 3G for the Chinese market would be a bit stuipid. Last time I was in Beijing (in March) there were Unicom 3G ads all over the city, also AFAIK China Mobile also has 3G in some cities. There were also some news in TV that some other province (can't remember which one) is now also getting 3G coverage and that news was hyped because "you can now even watch TV on your mobile phone!".
 

=MuLti-CeLL=

macrumors 6502a
Jan 14, 2009
532
0
m0biLe
There might be a front cam for taking pics of you and yourself to send with mms. Either way, if there is a front cam, there is no software for video chat yet... from apple at least.... (app store)

Exactly what I was thinking. A front facing camera doesn't necessarily have to be used for video-chat or there will not be one.
 

newyorksole

macrumors 601
Apr 2, 2008
4,508
5,290
New York.
It seems like the same time last year we were getting all this news about parts that Apple ordered and AT&T boosting speeds and iPhone cases being leaked.

This news is definitely a good sign.
 

Chupa Chupa

macrumors G5
Jul 16, 2002
14,834
7,395
Well, you would be video chatting with people that have laptops or desktops. And, I think it is possible that they are doing the front facing cam because apple always does cool stuff like this first. But, there is no software in the 3.0 betas that would allow video chat, ya know? There might be a front cam for taking pics of you and yourself to send with mms. Either way, if there is a front cam, there is no software for video chat yet... from apple at least.... (app store)


Of course maybe there is no video chat capability in the current 3.0 betas b/c existing iPhones can't do video. As such, no reason for Apple to include it at this time. Why spoil a good feature, right? It's entirely possible that new iPhone hardware w/ a back, front, or dual video cam would ship with the video enablers and iChat app.

As far a probable, well, who knows. ATT has been a huge buzz kill when it comes to bandwidth hogging features and apps.
 

hiimamac

macrumors 6502a
Jun 7, 2007
610
0
Boston
Hmmm. It's stories like this that define fan vs. Say Pro Users. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Just saying. But a bezel? News?

Hmmm
Godspeed all. Be safe. Love others. Call your family. Be kind to strangers.
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iPhone Ticker first reported on new "Apple iPhone 3Gen 2009" parts listed for sale at parts supplier ChinaOnTrade.

It can be hard to tell exactly what has changed from just the single part, but iLounge breaks down the changes that they see:The lack of a silver rim could indicate some minor changes to the appearance of the next generation iPhone, though the legitimacy of the parts remain up for debate.

Article Link: Next Generation iPhone Bezel Revealed?
 

nick1024

macrumors newbie
May 28, 2009
7
1
UK
Many people seemed to be believe OLED has not been around long enough and is not widely available enough to be used in device like iPhone.

I don't know about the other parts of the world but first ever kind of mass produced OLED was released in 07 in Korea(iriver Clix 2). Also if I remember correctly most product ramp up for OLED was scheduled around 08 so manufacturers can easily meet the demand of the Apple(not to mention reduced demand due to the economic condition). OLED is becoming so widely available in mobile market it is being used in quite a lot of devices especially in Korea and Japan etc... it's just that not may of them make to the other parts of the world seemingly creating the effect that OLED is still 'not' widely available.

Also the Apple signed some sort of contract with LG few months back for display specifically for mobile device(it did not mention OLED). Because of this reason, we cannot quite rule out OLED entirely.

I think major determining factor in using OLED for Apple is whether they have come up with some way to overcome poor legibility. And if they have not, if they are prepared to sacrifice some legibility for the better battery life, then they might use it. Another temptation factor for Apple for using OLED is that it can earn extra volume for other chips and parts as it is slimmer than LCD.

To add to this, the Nokia 8800 Arte uses an OLED screen and has been out at least a couple of years...although this is a highly premium device. The new Sony X-Series mp3 player also uses an OLED display which isn't that much smaller than the current LCD iPhone display. Apple using an OLED screen for their new iPhone may be more feasible than some of you guys think.

It's very likely that the new iPhone will have a faster processor, more RAM, better camera...all these upgrades will put pressure on the battery. It has been noted that developments in battery technology hasn't been able to keep up with the rapid developments in other areas of the phones hardware such as the processor. This leads me to believe that Apple may include an OLED screen simply because the battery performance without it may be unacceptable. What do you guys think about this?
 

bushido

Suspended
Mar 26, 2008
8,070
2,754
Germany
kinda OT but T-Mobile Germany set a vacation ban starting june 18 bc of a new "product" being released and they even have a converence set up, could it be the launch of the new iPhone? :D
 
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