iPhone 4G UPDATE (rumors)

Source: The Huffington Post.

The iPhone 4G or iPhone HD (whatever it will be called) coule be coming sooner than we thought. Currently it is believed that it will have a June debut. Possibly because of the Gizmodo story? Who knows, but it’s coming. One reason to expect that it could becoming out in June is “AT&T employees have been blocked from taking vacations during the month of June, something that has only occurred during previous iPhone launches,” (Mashable reports). Apple could be poised to unveil the iPhone 4G at WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference). The iPhone 3G and 3GS were unveiled at these conferences where Steve Jobs CEO of Apple Inc. will give his keynote. Now this is not the version for Verizon Wireless those iPhone(s) will be released in Fall of 2010 (The Wall Street Journal reports). I favor this because the previous iPhones (3G and S) were released at this event, also the iPhone is the flagship of mobile apps, what better place for this sure to be amazing device. Jobs is expected to give his keynote June 7, so all this is fast approaching. All of this started when (as the story go’s) an Apple employee lost the new iPhone prototype (at the time disguised as a 3GS) in a bar. When a customer at the bar found it he “half heartedly” tried to return it when Gizmodo (great guys with more money than me) stepped in with a $5000.00 (US) proposal to purchase the device. The deal went through and soon it was all over the Gizmodo blog and news (gotta love comcast.net where I heard about it). Jason Chen and Jesus Diaz were responsible for the Gizmodo post. Mr. Chen received a return request from apple, and later his house was payed a visit by police and or “Apple Agents” where all of his computers and “Tech” stuff were confiscated, Mr. Chen like many of us, is standing by the Journalist Protection law. This won’t work if he is convicted od purchasing stolen property. More info from Macnn. Stay tuned for a story on the Gizmodo iPhone Case, it will be titled Apple becoming “the man”. Now what can we expect out of this new hopefully not dubbed “Magical” device. Well let’s look at the best source so far Gizmodo.

The device:

• Front-facing video chat camera
• Improved regular back-camera (the lens is quite noticeably larger than the iPhone 3GS)
• Camera flash
• Micro-SIM instead of standard SIM (like the iPad)
• Improved display. It’s unclear if it’s the 960×640 display thrown around before—it certainly looks like it, with the “Connect to iTunes” screen displaying much higher resolution than on a 3GS.
• What looks to be a secondary mic for noise cancellation, at the top, next to the headphone jack
• Split buttons for volume
• Power, mute, and volume buttons are all metallic

Changed:

A much higher resolution screen undetermined though as Gizmodo was unable to fully activate the device as Apple remotely killed the device (least we know Find My iPhone works). The device runs iPhone OS 4 (the person who found was able to play with it before it was killed).

How we know it is legit:

Well the easiest. iTunes see’s it as an iPhone in restore mode, though we don’t have OS 4 to activate it. The device also uses Micro- SIM technology, that’s not industry standard. Also all the internal parts are clearly labeled APPLE .

As you can see less round and thinner.

Appearance:

This device looks nothing like any other iPhone. It has a more “industrial design” says Gizmodo. It is a much more modern looking device, following Apple’s new sleek and aggressive look. So why the flat back. Well this phone has it’s junk rammened in it’s trunk, it is a really tight fit, so no room for the curves.

Specs: (from Gizmodo)

The phone measures 4.50 by 2.31 by 0.37 inches. It weighs 140 grams. The 3GS weighs 137 grams on a postal scale (and 135 on Apple’s official measurements). So, in comparison, it’s 3 grams heavier. The battery is 5.25 WHr at 3.7V, compared to the 3GS battery, which is 4.51 WHr at 3.7V. On the back of the phone, it said it was XX GB, but since we were unable to get the phone to a running state, we couldn’t see exactly how large it was.

So this device is radically smaller and to quote Mr. Chen “it feels great in your pants”

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Hope this sheds some light on the device. Stay tuned for more. And NEW follow us on Twitter or watch The Attack of The Twitter pane on the blog,

Special thanks to Gizmodo, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and Macnn.

~Zephaniah Washington
AGRS Administrator.
LearnNavi.org Writer.

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