Speculation on what the January update to the iPhone will involve?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by darkus, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. darkus macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2007
    Well, the only thing keeping me from buying an iPhone yesterday is the fact that macrumors feels the iPhone will be updated in january (based on past update timelines). Even if it is the most minor of updates, what do people think the update will entail?

    I for one think it will be extremly minor if anything at all, atmost i'm hoping to see it get bumped up to 32GB but maybee a processor update to keep up with the 2g touch. Any other ideas?
  2. Foxtrot Oscar macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2008
    Hong Kong
    I'm hoping for a taser option.

    Phone, email, mp3, neuromuscular incapacitation and light saber sound effects all at the same time.

  3. darkus thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2007
    Where have you been, thats already in the App store. I'm talking about new features.. :)
  4. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    u forgot A nuclear power system for your whole house and the Phone :p

    But really, 32GB iPhone 64GB iPod touch thats it
  5. Bernie-Mac macrumors 65816

    Jul 30, 2007
    Sin City, NV
    There will probably be a software update with something worth noticing (Push, MMS, maybe) but i kind of doubt any hardware upgrades.
  6. nickspohn macrumors 68040


    Jun 9, 2007
    A 32GB iPhone.

    And that is the ONLY thing we will see as far as hardware goes.

    Don't listen to anyone else tell you differ. The iPhone will get a make over probably next summer.
  7. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Agreed. And maybe not even this.

    But still...maybe.

    But hey, that's worth waiting for now that we're so close.
  8. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
  9. nickspohn macrumors 68040


    Jun 9, 2007
    Push is.... possible if they have been hiding it from developers for a reason.
  10. Bernie-Mac macrumors 65816

    Jul 30, 2007
    Sin City, NV
    Sorry Mr. Jobs
  11. Poat84 macrumors 6502


    Nov 21, 2008
    Im not expecting anything but newer Appps.

    Maybe different colored iphones but thats it...
  12. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    Processor speeds of 3ghz, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage.

    How does that grab ya?
  13. specify macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2008
    Isn't this what we've been saying about almost every update so far?
  14. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    It's pretty much all we hear now-a-days... :confused:
  15. ruinfx macrumors 6502a

    Feb 20, 2008
  16. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    That would be my guess, although maybe some new colors as well.
  17. orrelse44 macrumors regular

    Nov 15, 2007
    LOL...wouldn't that be a kick in the nuts?
  18. fishkorp macrumors 68020


    Apr 10, 2006
    Ellicott City, MD
    The Touch and the iPhone have the same processor. The CPU in the iPhone is just clocked lower than the Touch to save battery life. They can crank the iPhone CPU up almost 200mhz more without replacing hardware. That can be adjusted with a software update.
  19. Indy21 macrumors 6502

    Mar 24, 2008
    Well, initially I was thinking they may announce 32gb at MW, but only 2 weeks after Christmas? That wouldn't make much sense now would it?

    Unless we just assume most folks that are getting an iphone 3g gift card in their stockings know better to wait until MW.

    I'm gonna say we won't see any hardware upgrades atleast until summer time. Software on the other hand, who knows?
  20. boilermaker52 macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2008
    Price Cut?

    so if there is not a hardware update, will they cut the prices?
  21. emotion macrumors 68040


    Mar 29, 2004
    Manchester, UK
    It's that Nokia and RIM's current strategy re: iPhone :)

    32GB is likely.

    I'm on a revision a iPhone. I can wait until June when the real upgrade arrives.
  22. Ademius macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2008
    Hardware update will probably be a 32 GB iPhone, but I'm much more interested in the software updates.

    Last year (this year ;), getting way ahead of myself) we got the January '08 Update which was 1.1.3. This was huge. I'm hoping for, but not at all expecting an upgrade like that. It would be truly awesome.

    If we get something in the league of last year's updated (fyi including among others: google maps 'locate me' feature, homescreen rearrangement, lyrics, webclips, multiple recipient sms, sms storage bump from 1000 to 75 000 messages)

    Maybe we could get sms forwarding, landscape sms & mail, more bluetooth functionality (e.g. A2DP), sms contacts, exchange contacts via bluetooth. There could also be other small tweaks/minor features. =)

    But at the end of the day, all I really wish for is the long promised Push Notifications.
  23. SouthernMac macrumors member

    Nov 25, 2007
    I've been holding out for the 32gb iPhone, but since it's getting so close to the conference wouldn't there be some manufacturing type leaks like in previous updates?

    I haven't heard any of this. The only evidence so far is wishful thinking.
  24. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Nope. Why? People are buying it at this price.
  25. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Those were all related to blurry photos of molds, cases, or other factory bits and pieces.

    A blurry photo of a 32 GB chip isn't going to look any different than a 16 GB chip. All someone could do is say they "saw a 32 GB chip," and who's going to take that seriously?

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