Magnetometer Unofficially Confirmed In New iPhone

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  1. studangerous

    studangerous Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    According to the recent rumor mill the new iPhone may be announced at WWDC 2009, may come in different colors, may have a rubberised back, may have a glowing Apple logo that doubles as a flash and could possibly maybe also make you a cup of tea, or not (okay, I made the last one up).

    What looks to be more or less a dead cert now is that the new 2009 iPhone WILL have a digital compass / magnetometer that will facilitate turn-by-turn GPS to make the Google Maps application a real competitor to paid/subscription GPS systems.

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  2. danneh150

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    Looks rarther interesting.
    Sticking with the touch still I think.
  3. lukeman1850

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    They need an iPod Touch with the camera, even if it's an external attachment for a new iPod with the correct pins for video and pictures, I would still buy that. Get on it apple (Flash would be nice too)
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    Nice!! Interesting...
  5. Split

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    how long did it take apple to bring it abroad after the iphone 3G was released in the US? (for example germany

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    )..or what do u think how long would it take IF they release a new version of the iphone at thee wwdc
  6. BigDaveyJ

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    Pretty sure they were all released the same day. Well, most places. Not sure though
  7. studangerous

    studangerous Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    Apple have previously been heavily involved in negotiating and signing contracts with Telco operators. That's why the iPhone released much later in many countries. This time around it's more likely to be reliant upon the stock of units available. Obviously they'll roll out in US first and hopefully simultaneously in Continental Europe with other already penetrated markets close behind. Saying that I expect units can be picked up on ebay on the day of release, though you may have to pay up for one...
  8. Split

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    alright i was jw if its worth it to buy an 3G now or wait till the 3.0 or w/e comes to europe and then till it gets jailbreaked..
    thanks tho
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    studangerous Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    Given the rumored specs and if you can wait and pay up the extra cash for the new model then I would definitely wait... only a few more months (hopefully) to go before we'll see it on Telco contracts.
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    They should make an iphone nano too.

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