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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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  • 21 million (Score:5, Interesting)

    by tom17 ( 659054 ) on Thursday December 24, 2009 @09:49AM (#30543444) Homepage
    Maybe they are only making ~21 million phones like they did with the current generation (according to the article).

    What about the other 20 million cameras you ask? Well surely one facing the user as well as the rear camera, so that you can video call - functionality still lacking from the current lineup.

  • Re:21 million (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Sebilrazen ( 870600 ) <> on Thursday December 24, 2009 @09:56AM (#30543488)

    Good points, however...

    It could also point to allowing the iPhone on another carrier in the US, if they opened it up to Verizon?

  • Re:21 million (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 24, 2009 @10:12AM (#30543556)

    Or cameras for the iPod touch?

  • Cameras .. (Score:3, Interesting)

    by OzPeter ( 195038 ) on Thursday December 24, 2009 @10:35AM (#30543706)
    What about the current generation of iPod touch which is missing the camera - and every man and his dog was expecting it to have one. Or even the tablet that is likely to be coming out next year. Apple does make devices other than the iPhone.
  • by Voyager529 ( 1363959 ) <voyager529@ya h o> on Thursday December 24, 2009 @11:01AM (#30543928)

    [citation needed] for phones taking 12MP photos. Additionally, in the case of camera phones, the true upgrades need to be done on the CMOS sensors, which are terrible in anything but broad daylight. "HD Video" from a camera phone is, as far as I have seen, almost always a joke as well. yes technically it may have more than 480 horizontal lines of resolution, but the quality has always lagged severely behind digital cameras and camcorders, and throwing more megapixels at it isn't the answer. The issue is that everyone wants devices that are smaller, thinner, have longer battery life, and can withstand abuse. Pro photographers and videographers still use huge cameras for a reason.

  • Re:21 million (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Enderandrew ( 866215 ) <[enderandrew] [at] []> on Thursday December 24, 2009 @11:07AM (#30543974) Homepage Journal

    Not to mention global sales.

  • Re:Cameras .. (Score:3, Interesting)

    by OzPeter ( 195038 ) on Thursday December 24, 2009 @11:33AM (#30544186)
    I was in an Apple store the other day and played around with the video camera on the Nano. Then I went and looked at the iPod Touch and noticed that on the back of the Touch (in the same relative position as the lens on the back of the Nano) is a plastic insert the size and shape of the lens on the Nano. I think the rumors of Apple pulling the camera from the current generation Touch at the last moment are probably true. Hopefully the camera will appear soon. I also have no need for an iPhone, but I do for an iPod Touch with a camera.
  • by anethema ( 99553 ) on Thursday December 24, 2009 @12:06PM (#30544482) Homepage
    Agreed. Not only that, but increasing the megapixels while having the same sensor size leads to more noise. I think 3MP is a good sweet spot for phone cameras. Just work on the optics and you could have something usable!

    Especially with "Snappy" for the iPhone (in Cydia) you can bring up the camera app ready to take pictures in under a second.
  • Re:Who Cares? (Score:3, Interesting)

    by mdwh2 ( 535323 ) on Thursday December 24, 2009 @03:24PM (#30546262) Journal

    The point being, we get front page news about mere rumour items for the Iphone (even when the news is trivial anyway - what's that you say? Apple might be planning an Iphone 4 after their 3rd Iphone? My, I was thinking they'd come out with the 5th version first - how shocking!), whilst actual full product releases from other phone companies, despite having much higher market share (e.g., Nokia at 40%; LG, Samsung, Motorola, and RIM are also ahead).

    the next iPhone, which is, believe it or not, a piece of technology

    Right now, it's not a piece of technology, it's a rumour. Products such as the Nokia 5800 however, are, believe it or not, pieces of technology.

    Next thing you know, people are going to start posting recipes to cooking websites!

    If this was a cooking website, it would be like being full of rumours about what you might be able to make with apples, whilst completely ignoring actual receipes involving any other kind of fruit.

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