Don’t forget, today the new iPhone 4G should be announced. I’m hopeful there will be a few other surprises today too!
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Sure enough, MacRumors has it covered, Leaked Photos of Next Generation iPhone.
The images have come in from 2 sources to MacRumors. Of course both sources have submitted the same image.
So far all we can tell is:
- The new model number is A1303
- The phone has a matte black look
- Supposedly the case is made of metal again (did they solve issues with the antennae?)
This seems pretty convincing to me, especially after hearing that the new iPhones may be coming out in June/July with a higher screen resolution.
MSNBC reported on a new $99 iPhone (which has had analysts going crazy). Along with the story were ruminations, by wireless analyst David Chamberlain, that the new iPhone would be releaced possibly alongside the $99 iPhone. It would be the same price as it is now, but feature a higher 720×480 screen resolution (versus the 480×320 of current iPhones). The new screen resolution would also put the new iPhone in running to meet up with Apple’s tablet technology.
Interesting times ahead in the world of iPhone.
As predicted earlier, Apple released iPhone 2.2 firmware update today. I’m stuck without access to my machine, so I can’t update my iPhone, but here’s the description from macrumors.com:
Enhancements to Maps
– Google Street View
– public transit and walking directions
– display address of dropped pins
– share location via email
Enhancements to Mail
– resolved isolated issues with scheduled fetching of email
– improved formatting of wide HTML email
Improved stability and performance of Safari
Podcasts are now available for download in iTunes application (over Wi-Fi and cellular)
Decrease in call set-up failures and call drops
Improved sound quality of visual voicemail messages
Pressing the Home button from any Home screen takes you to the first Home screen
Preferences to turn on/off auto-correction in Keyboard settings
The update appears to deliver all of the expected features that we have detailed over the past several weeks. Other new findings include:
– App Store links in Mobile Safari correctly link directly to the App Store.
– Street view does not appear to be in the iPod Touch
– Tech note on downloading Podcasts in iPhone 2.2
– Netshare still works according to one user
– Emoji troubleshooting and Emoji technote for Japanese customers.
– Security changes found in 2.2.
– Transit directions screenshot
– How to invoke Street View on the iPhone