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iPhone 4 Rumors Rumble 119

padraic_93 writes "Information has become available which reveals development is underway for the new iPhone 4, as well as suggestions of features and Apple's plans for the phone. A report on PinchMedia, which made repeated use of the term 'iPhone 4,' was cited on the website MacRumors, though the website admitted that such reports can often be forged. The report also made allusions to a 'Corporate Event' planned for June 28th — July 2nd 2010, which have been taken as referring to the next WWDC." A related rumor holds that Apple has ordered 40-45 million 5-megapixel cameras, which might hint at new functionality.
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iPhone 4 Rumors Rumble

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  • Who Cares? (Score:1, Insightful)

    by ChrisMP1 ( 1130781 ) on Thursday December 24, 2009 @09:48AM (#30543440)

    Not to be rude, but really, who cares? Must we have a story every time Steve Jobs sneezes? Yeah, that's what technology companies do — they release new versions.

  • Breaking News! (Score:5, Insightful)

    by ircmaxell ( 1117387 ) on Thursday December 24, 2009 @09:49AM (#30543448) Homepage
    Breaking News! Company plans on updating a successful product line!

    Seriously, why is this news? We all know that a new revision will come down the road at some point. The only "new" information here (for me at least) is the ordering of the 5mp cameras...

    What I found more interesting than what's posted here, is what Engadget reported yesterday:

    The most interesting word, however, comes out of the Silicon Alley Insider, who is quoting a "plugged-in source in the mobile industry" who says that Apple is working with some select app makers on prepping high-res apps to demo on a "new, larger mobile device." []

  • Re:Who Cares? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by magnusrex1280 ( 1075361 ) on Thursday December 24, 2009 @09:58AM (#30543498)
    Really? You're bitching that someone posted tech rumors and/or news to a tech website? I guess I'm not really surprised; Slashdotters always have to cry about something, even when all that's occurred is someone posting an article about the next iPhone, which is, believe it or not, a piece of technology. Next thing you know, people are going to start posting recipes to cooking websites!
  • by magnusrex1280 ( 1075361 ) on Thursday December 24, 2009 @10:01AM (#30543516)
    LOL. In case you've been sleeping under a rock in a different galaxy, here's a quick update: A) Slashdot is about, among other things, technology. B) Apple is a technology company. C) There ARE people who read this site, who are interested in the next iPhone. How dare they post an item about technology on Slashdot. It's completely insane!
  • Re:Breaking News! (Score:3, Insightful)

    by jo42 ( 227475 ) on Thursday December 24, 2009 @10:01AM (#30543520) Homepage

    Rumors of an iTablet/iPad/iSlate have been floating around for months. Nothing new there. Anyone with half a brain would have come to the conclusion that Apple won't be stuck with a 320x480 screen resolution forever either. I formally and publicly predict faster more capable hardware from Apple in the future. Now can I have my $1000 for making a forecast?

  • Development (Score:4, Insightful)

    by whisper_jeff ( 680366 ) on Thursday December 24, 2009 @10:43AM (#30543772)

    ... development is underway for the new iPhone 4...

    I hate to break it to you but development for iPhone 4 was probably underway, oh, about a year or more ago. Heck, development for iPhone 5 features are probably underway right now as well. Apple is, among many things, a very forward-thinking company (like virtually all companies of their size and success) so they are developing many things that are years (plural) away from release.

    In other words, this is news how? Who here didn't already know that development was underway?

  • by samkass ( 174571 ) on Thursday December 24, 2009 @10:53AM (#30543846) Homepage Journal

    When was the last time we had a story about Linus or RMS sneezing?

    You've got to be joking. We heard how RMS thinks MySQL's mixed closed/open source is better than a pure GPL license. We got an article about how Linus should win the Nobel Peace Prize. Just do some searches for Stallman or Linus on Slashdot and you'll get the same drivel you do for jobs.

    Personally, I think rumors about the latest and greatest tech gadgets are Slashdot's bread and butter, and the Apple haters are just infuriated the iPhone remains so popular.

  • Re:Who Cares? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by DaveGod ( 703167 ) on Thursday December 24, 2009 @10:53AM (#30543856)

    To be fair the iPhone is an extremely significant piece of technology, both as a consumer handset and driving forward technological change. True, the new phone probably won't include much in the way of technological breakthrough - or even true innovation, but it will set the standard of the entire mobile phone industry by putting the tech in the hands of the mass market.

    Anyway, if you're the kind of person who reads /. it's kind of expected that when a friend imparts that they intend to buy a 3GS, you should be able to respond "looking like a new one isn't being announced until June, then there's some lead time so yeah no point waiting around for the next one".

  • by onefriedrice ( 1171917 ) on Thursday December 24, 2009 @02:08PM (#30545656)

    Would you say its safari to wait?

    No... I wouldn't.

  • by gad_zuki! ( 70830 ) on Thursday December 24, 2009 @02:26PM (#30545834)

    >?Apple haters are just infuriated the iPhone remains so popular.

    I own a macbook and an iphone and I'm sick of the rumormill. No shit, Apple is updating a successful product? This doesnt need to be on slashdot or anywhere but

    What bugs me is that I dont hear about the new version of WinMo or even that much about Android here. Just iphone. Id love to see a well maintained mobile subsection of slashdot instead of this nonsense. But I suspect enough slashdot readers are more interested in flamewars and self-identifying with products to make these 'articles' popular. I guess I need to goto Ars to actually read about technology without the kiddie angle and poseurs.

  • by mdwh2 ( 535323 ) on Thursday December 24, 2009 @03:26PM (#30546276) Journal

    So the answer to the question is: 10 years ago. That basically supports his point.

    Anyway, I could understand a bias towards Linux, because Slashdot was traditionally a place for supporting Linux and open source in general. Today though it's an Apple forum. Kind of ironic given that this was once a place to support open systems...

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