What is upgradeable through Firmware/iTunes?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by EXgemini, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. EXgemini macrumors newbie

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    I know that the iPhone will not have Flash or iChat at launch. Are these programs that can be upgraded through firmware/itunes download at a later time or will I need to buy a completely new iPhone for these amenities?
     
  2. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    Anything software-based can be upgraded via an update. Something like 3G connectivity cannot, unless they have already included the hardware inside, just not enabled it (highly unlikely).
     
  3. marksman macrumors 603

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    Depends.

    A lot of stuff will be capable through software.

    I would suspect both of those would be software based, but there may be hardware issues that limit their ability to implement them.
     
  4. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    All of those will be upgraded, i can assure you.

    The only thing that will never be possible:
    3G
    GPS
    Removable Battery.



    I expect to see a nice / large update for the iPhone next week.
     
  5. PoitNarf macrumors 65816

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    If Apple chooses to support these features, I'm sure it will be in a software update for the original hardware revision.
     
  6. EXgemini thread starter macrumors newbie

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