Will there be major software developments for the current iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by skeen, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. skeen macrumors 6502

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    With all this talk about a new iPhone next year, will there be major software developments for the current iPhone, in the same way we get software developments for OSX? Will we see 2.0 software? Will software development for the current iPhone cease when the new one is out, or will those software enhancements apply to current iPhones?

    What do you guys think? The iPhone is constantly toted as being very software-based, that is new features simply require new software, so will they actually make use of this, or leave us behind?
     
  2. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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    Apple have just released new firmware for 5th Gen iPods even now the Classic is out, so basically all we can say is "we live in hope".
     
  3. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816

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    Seeing that we're just a few months away from the release of the official SDK, it'd be pretty foolish of Apple to constrain all future software updates to a newer iPhone.

    Especially if the new phone just add 3G and maybe a larger hard drive, there would be no technological reasons that Apple doesn't continue to to update the software on all iPhones.
     
  4. lordgaino macrumors member

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    wow you lot are becoming rather too pessimistic.

    the iphone has been out for barely two weeks in europe and already you are writing it off as obsolete!!!
     
  5. bob5820 macrumors 6502a

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    I think that once the SDK is released there will be quite a bit of development on the current phone. Especially if Apple does some sort of licensing to develop applications like Sony does on the PSP and MS on the X-box. I can't think off any compelling reason why Apple would exclude the current phone, theres too much money still to be made.
     

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