Next Generation iPhone Model Revealed in Firmware

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  1. MrFairladyz

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    MacRumors has discovered that Apple's iPhone 2.x Firmware has evidence of the next generation iPhone which has been designated "iPhone2,1".

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    Apple uses these models numbers to distinguish between different hardware models. The original iPhone carries the model number of "iPhone 1,1" while the 3G iPhone is labeled "iPhone 1,2". These numbers do not change for simple storage increases and instead represent functionally different devices. Similarly, the iPod Touch was originally introduced as the "iPod 1,1" and the most recent hardware revision was labeled "iPod2,1". The 2,1 iPod Touch added a speaker, volume controls, microphone support and a much faster processor than the 1st generation model. This new model number can be found in the USBDeviceConfiguration.plist in an unencrypted firmware.

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    Meanwhile, at least one developer has noticed actual "iPhone2,1" models in use based on PinchMedia ad serving reports. (Other numbers blurred out).

    Rumors of the next generation iPhone point to the support of Multi-Core CPUs and possibly Multi-Core GPUs from Imagination Technologies. Apple has been building a team of chip engineers over the past year to participate in their own ARM processor designs that will presumably be used in future iPhones. Schiller previously outlined Apple's natural product timelines and acknowledged that June is the usual timeframe for major iPhone revisions, although storage increases could happen at any time.
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    Yay! New iPhone! Hopefully the dev-team can hold off on the 2G touch JB and the perminent 3G unlock until this baby gets unleashed. This way they can kill three birds at once!
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    I bet the next camera will be amazing.
    I think that they're never gonna make it just a little better, that either it will be like 5.4 mega pixel or it will stay at whatever it is right now.
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    i hope the new iphone has a zoom
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    Probably just going to upgrade the proceser to the same one the 2G touch uses and a better camera maybe.

    Hopefully this one will not be tied to a carrier. I will gladly pay the extra $ if they let me!
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    wasn't there a rumor that there might be a new iPhone coming out for Verizon?
    could this be it...?
    just a guess.
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    I don't think an iphone will ever go to verizon ever. They were the first one asked to carry it and they said no. Plus it means apple would have to build a CDMA phone just for them, not very cost affective for apple.
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    After yesterday's story that we had found evidence of an unreleased iPhone had been spotted in recent firmware as well as ad delivery networks, PinchMedia follows up with what few details they have about the usage of the device.

    - 1st spotting of the "iPhone 2,1" device occured in early October 2008
    - Usage picked up in mid-December 2008
    - A few dozen distinct "iPhone 2,1" devices have been detected
    - Almost exclusively located in south San Francisco Bay Area
    - Both AT&T and Wi-Fi connections

    PinchMedia provides iPhone developers with ad serving and analytic tracking software to embed within iPhone applications. This is how the the iPhone 2,1 devices have been detected. The iPhone 2,1 model is also found in the firmware of the iPhone 2.x firmware releases as we reported yesterday.

    south sf bay- near apple HQ... some apple peepul are testing it!!!
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    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    I would rather buy a normal digital camera.

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    Thanks for the info

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    ooh that would be awesome to have multi-core cpu or gpu.i guessing it would be very hard to jailbreak though

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