Next iPhone update?

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  1. mac94102 macrumors newbie

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    When do you guys think will the iPhone be updated again?
    I am debating if I am going to buy the iPhone now. I have to shell out the full price as I am not eligible for the discount yet.
     
  2. IronLogik macrumors 6502

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    2G - June 2007
    3G - June 2008
    3GS - July 2009

    Uh... notice a pattern?
     
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  4. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    So... 2-letter named iPhones come out in June and 3-letter iPhones come out in July...

    Ok, now we just need to figure out what the next one will be called!
     
  5. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    Let's hope for no letters so it comes out earlier.
     
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    The [insert special iPhone symbol] formerly known as.....
     
  8. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    If it has no name how will we know its arrived?

    Quick! Look behind you!
     
  9. aokiqiao macrumors member

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    June/July ... August at the latest

    With this next iphone I hope the shell actually looks different. Although I already think it looks sexy as hell.

    If we see the Apple/AT&T exclusivity deal break this coming year then this iphone might come with EVDO/LTE/GSM capable hardware for Verizon or Sprint...or not if they go with T-Mobile. lol But I would'nt count on it.

    I hope they opt for different colors other than black or white if they do go with a different carrier. Like AT&T gets orange and blue, Verizon Red, Sprint yellow, Tmobile get that what is it...magenta hot pinkish color.
     
  10. IronLogik macrumors 6502

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    Very doubtful. At most we may see GSM chip updates to include the T-Mobile frequency for 3G. LTE is a long ways out and won't be supported in any current hardware.

    Verizon/Sprint is unlikely at this point in time. Just my take on it.
     
  11. aokiqiao macrumors member

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    I thought some unlocked phone users were already using them on Tmobile? I know their gsm frequency is different but would it need a whole different chip? How are they doing it now? lol Im not all techie so I dont know how their doing it.

    I could see sprint being waay out of the picture since their going with that mifi. But Verizon "supposedly" said they were going to have LTE ready in some metro areas in 2010. Or did I read/remember wrong. lol :eek:

    Isn't AT&T going with the LTE technology also?
     
  12. VenusianSky macrumors 65816

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    Can you blame these people for asking? These days it seems that so many people on the internet can predict the future and know everything about anything. :D
     
  13. IronLogik macrumors 6502

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    The current 3G chipset doesn't support all 3G frequencies. So T-Mobile users with unlocked iphones can get Edge but not 3G service.

    LTE beginning to roll out doesn't mean we'll see the iPhone support it. If anything the iPhone has been BEHIND when it comes to actual bleeding edge hardware. 3G wasn't bleeding edge and the iPhone didn't support it until the second generation. I wouldn't expect LTE support until we see widespread adoption of the technology. A rollout that so far as consisted of nothing but press releases isn't really a rollout, it's hype. Only a few major areas will support LTE in the beginning. The rest of the country won't see it until 2011-2012 at the earliest.
     
  14. blancoBronco macrumors 6502a

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    the Internet has spoiled us. it gives us answers to nearly every question instantly, so we think it can even give us answers to questions that are unable to be answered yet.

    is it really that hard to wait until apple's conference in February/March for them to tell us if another iPhone is in the works? we need to just be patient and be thankful for what they have already given us, which is pretty incredible
     
  15. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I would definitely wait if I was you.
     
  16. Lakerfan210 macrumors regular

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    Actually I think it was..

    2g-June 2007
    3g-July 2008
    3gs-June 2009
     
  17. aokiqiao macrumors member

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    Ohhhh I didn't understand that the tmobile unlocks could only do edge. That sucks. Lol

    As for the next iPhone supporting LTE I agree that we won't see it in the next phone. Which I really don't care because I just got my iPhone and AT&T like two weeks ago so I'm going to be stuck for the next two years with them. So if verizon gets it up before then and offers the iPhone I'm not willing to pay the ETF. In fact I'd rather AT&T work on their 3G covereage and dropped call BS before they start worrying about 4G.
     
  18. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Yea, 3G was definitely July 11th 2008...
     
  19. IronLogik macrumors 6502

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    eh. it wasn't the month that mattered so much as the time of year each year.

    I haphazardly threw june or july in. You all knew what I meant.
     
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    I think they're just bored and wanted something to talk about.
     
  21. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    I bought the new 3GSX last Friday.

    If you NEED an iPhone now, buy it. If you can wait until nest Summer, wait.
     
  22. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

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    3Gs: June 2009. It was already for sale 1,5 week after it was introduced (so it was on sale at the 19th of June). 3G was on sale in July.
     
  23. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

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    Or wait next summer for the iPhone 2011.
     

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