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New iPhone Coming in June: AT&T Executives

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Let’s get one thing straight: this summer, there is a very good possibility that a new iPhone will be coming our way. Last time we mentioned about a new iPhone coming in June leaked by an Etisalat news release, plus our most recent Rogers iPhone summer release post.

Couple in the recent preview of iPhone OS 3.0 along with the whole Palm Pre release, and it looks like this summer will be an interesting one. The latest rumor about a “new” iPhone coming our way is courtesy of some AT&T executives, according to the Boy Genius Report. Here is the following “leak” that has been “confirmed” to be accurate (don’t hold your breath!):

* New iPhone announcement around mid-June
* New iPhone will be faster and have a more seamless experience unmatched by any device (could be just talking about 3.0, but we think it’s also a new iPhone)
* U-Verse iPhone application; will allow control of your home DVR (play, pause, rewind, etc.)
* The annual iPhone launch is “becoming a tradition.”
* Nothing official is being confirmed, but they said that people should prep for an exciting time this summer.
* AT&T is said to be working with Apple to create a unified product with an unparalleled experience across all their products and services.
* Apple’s 3.0 software should tell us where the iPhone platform is going…
* They said customers shouldn’t need to choose from AT&T’s high-end devices because of features, they should choose based on preferences. The gap in capability should be filled with the new iPhone. Ok, bets on slide out QWERTY, autofocus camera, video sharing, blah blah?
* Seems like the higher speed HSDPA (7.2Mbps) is being hinted at too which should confirm the earlier rumors of the new Infineon chipset.
* The $99 3G netbook will start selling this summer, and the first one won’t be a Windows OS.

Just a Few Random Thoughts Regarding The Above…

I don’t know what kind of special cigarettes these executives are smoking, but the above info is pretty random to me. The notion that a slide out QWERTY on the iPhone becoming a reality is zero. We all know that Apple does not like buttons and relishes on the simplicity of its product designs.

Earlier when I heard of this story I retweeted it on Twitter. Now regarding the higher speed HSDPA (7.2Mbps), according to Ryan Block from Engadget had something very interesting to say. He mentioned that the “iPhone 3G uses Infineon PMB6952, which has always been capable of 7.2Mbps.” So that kicks this point out the window.

A $99 netbook from Apple? I don’t think anything from Apple even dips below that pricepoint, aside from the iPod Shuffle line up. Will a netbook become the “fourth pillar” to the existing Mac, iPod, and iPhone pillars? We’ll have to wait and see.

Keeping up with iPhone Hardware Will Require a Third Job and Second Mortgage

One last point regarding the above. Can we honestly afford to be upgrading our iPhones every single year if Apple keeps updating its hardware? My iPhone 3G has lasted almost a year and I still thoroughly enjoy it (3.0 will make it even better). Another hardware release could definitely sting our wallets even more, now that Rogers has changed their HUP from 12 to 24 months.

If all of these rumors have been floating around about a new iPhone, it means that Apple is going to release something in the summer, we just don’t know exactly what though. However, one thing for certain is that as we creep closer to summer, just expect the “new” iPhone rumors to get even juicier!

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  • computerglitch

    ***EXTREMELY IMPORTANT**
    Hey guys
    I talked to a customer care rep from rogers about the HUP 24 month deal. This only applies to SMARTPHONES such as Blackberry and Palm. I asked them ..’what about iphone’ and they said its an ‘Apple Product’ and that its not considered as a “smartphone” (oddly enough). So again, i asked him if we could upgrade to the new iphone should it come out after 12 months of the 3g version..and he said “yes since iphone according to rogers is not considered a smartphone” (this status may change however :(…as he warned me ). Can someone please confirm this with another rep? Don’t call tech support, they no NOTHING and EVERYTHING. Customer cause usually handles all the serious problems with the monthly invoices

  • computerglitch

    ***EXTREMELY IMPORTANT**
    Hey guys
    I talked to a customer care rep from rogers about the HUP 24 month deal. This only applies to SMARTPHONES such as Blackberry and Palm. I asked them ..’what about iphone’ and they said its an ‘Apple Product’ and that its not considered as a “smartphone” (oddly enough). So again, i asked him if we could upgrade to the new iphone should it come out after 12 months of the 3g version..and he said “yes since iphone according to rogers is not considered a smartphone” (this status may change however :(…as he warned me ). Can someone please confirm this with another rep? Don’t call tech support, they no NOTHING and EVERYTHING. Customer cause usually handles all the serious problems with the monthly invoices

  • computerglitch

    ***EXTREMELY IMPORTANT**
    Hey guys
    I talked to a customer care rep from rogers about the HUP 24 month deal. This only applies to SMARTPHONES such as Blackberry and Palm. I asked them ..’what about iphone’ and they said its an ‘Apple Product’ and that its not considered as a “smartphone” (oddly enough). So again, i asked him if we could upgrade to the new iphone should it come out after 12 months of the 3g version..and he said “yes since iphone according to rogers is not considered a smartphone” (this status may change however :(…as he warned me ). Can someone please confirm this with another rep? Don’t call tech support, they no NOTHING and EVERYTHING. Customer cause usually handles all the serious problems with the monthly invoices

  • John

    I think you read it wrong. The part about the slide out keyboard looks like boygeniusreport’s comment on on that one point. Also, a $99 dollar netbook is pretty feasible if they force you into a contract. I mean with the cost of netbooks being ~300-400 bucks I can easily see them subsidising the price as long as you get service with AT&T. Also it just says the first one won’t be Windows OS so that could mean a variant of Linux which wouldn’t surprise me. They could be talking about any netbook, not necessarily one from Apple so I’m no sure why it was included in the Apple news.

  • John

    I think you read it wrong. The part about the slide out keyboard looks like boygeniusreport’s comment on on that one point. Also, a $99 dollar netbook is pretty feasible if they force you into a contract. I mean with the cost of netbooks being ~300-400 bucks I can easily see them subsidising the price as long as you get service with AT&T. Also it just says the first one won’t be Windows OS so that could mean a variant of Linux which wouldn’t surprise me. They could be talking about any netbook, not necessarily one from Apple so I’m no sure why it was included in the Apple news.

  • teddyx

    i can’t confirm that but i hope what your saying is TRUE.. because ive been trying to find a buyer for my 3G since that announcement , but my bets are that with the 3.0 release it gets put into the smartphone bracket.

  • teddyx

    i can’t confirm that but i hope what your saying is TRUE.. because ive been trying to find a buyer for my 3G since that announcement , but my bets are that with the 3.0 release it gets put into the smartphone bracket.

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  • StewartK

    Personally, I’ll wait untill my current 3G gets 3.0. There would have to be a BIG feature to make me sell my current iphone.
    If I were on an AT&T plan, and my contract is coming up, and if I had a 2G, yea, Id be tempted, but with a depressed economy…hmmm.

  • StewartK

    Personally, I’ll wait untill my current 3G gets 3.0. There would have to be a BIG feature to make me sell my current iphone.
    If I were on an AT&T plan, and my contract is coming up, and if I had a 2G, yea, Id be tempted, but with a depressed economy…hmmm.

  • Drew

    What ever happened to rumours about an iPhone nano?

  • Drew

    What ever happened to rumours about an iPhone nano?

  • Momin

    HAHAHA that’s what i was saying to X1, the new HUP policy doesn’t appy to the iPhone!!!!

  • Momin

    HAHAHA that’s what i was saying to X1, the new HUP policy doesn’t appy to the iPhone!!!!

  • I will wait till it comes out in june thanks for the info

  • I will wait till it comes out in june thanks for the info

  • Ali

    Ii have heard companies in china have been contracted in development of the new iphone. I have jeard of 5mp camera, video calling and thinner size. But thats about it in terms of new features. I thought apple was going to hold off the new iphone at least for another year tho. I mean look at the sales figures, they have been dropping since december. Iphone was a flop in asia specifically japan. I doubt a new iphone this june. Just 3.0 software…

  • Ali

    Ii have heard companies in china have been contracted in development of the new iphone. I have jeard of 5mp camera, video calling and thinner size. But thats about it in terms of new features. I thought apple was going to hold off the new iphone at least for another year tho. I mean look at the sales figures, they have been dropping since december. Iphone was a flop in asia specifically japan. I doubt a new iphone this june. Just 3.0 software…

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  • h2

    It’s a damn good thing I stuck with my 2G iphone and didn’t bother upgrading to the 3G / Rogers 3 year “ball and chain” plan. Looks like those who jumped on the 3G bandwagon are going to feel the sting when the new and improved iphone comes out this summmer.

  • h2

    It’s a damn good thing I stuck with my 2G iphone and didn’t bother upgrading to the 3G / Rogers 3 year “ball and chain” plan. Looks like those who jumped on the 3G bandwagon are going to feel the sting when the new and improved iphone comes out this summmer.

  • Tom

    Iphones are a disappointment in Asia. If they want to compete, Apple needs
    1) The first official 2 SIM card slots
    2) Bluetooth
    3) Narrower sides
    4) at least 5.0 megapixel
    5) team up with Nintendo

  • Tom

    Iphones are a disappointment in Asia. If they want to compete, Apple needs
    1) The first official 2 SIM card slots
    2) Bluetooth
    3) Narrower sides
    4) at least 5.0 megapixel
    5) team up with Nintendo

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  • Guest

    Thanks man, just what I was looking for. Worked like a charm Thanks so much…

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