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Next Gen iPhone Specs "Leaked"

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And so it begins. Today we have the first set of ‘leaked’ specs for the next generation iPhone, set for launch in June of this year.

Macrumors reports that in early May a forum poster from Chinese site Weiphone posted specs and a screenshot he claimed is the next generation iPhone. From what we can see, they’re pretty much in line with what the rumors have been saying. Faster processor, more RAM, better camera and more storage.Credit: MacrumorsCredit: Macrumors

  • Model number MB717LL
  • 600MHz CPU Speed (up from 400MHz)
  • 256MB RAM (up from 128MB)
  • Digital Compass and FM
  • 3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus
  • 32GB size
  • No major changes in battery, screen and external casing.

That said, the last bullet on that list is a little disappointing. The battery life of the iPhone is something almost everyone complains about. For a phone that has more apps than you could shake ten sticks at, the battery life is pretty pathetic and according to these rumors, Apple has no plans to remedy that issue. Lame.
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    Acesopro , May 12, 2009 3:56 PM
    But, real talk: wouldn't the upgraded processor and memory size actually increase the rate at which the battery is used?

    Meaning, it's going to require more recharges than the previous generations of iPhones.
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    jeraldjunkmail , May 12, 2009 4:04 PM
    HTC has been offering phones with these specs for over a year now. Apple sells antiquated hardware at hardball prices. I am not amused...
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    LATTEH , May 12, 2009 3:50 PM
    not bad for a hand held device
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  • 12 Hide
    Acesopro , May 12, 2009 3:56 PM
    But, real talk: wouldn't the upgraded processor and memory size actually increase the rate at which the battery is used?

    Meaning, it's going to require more recharges than the previous generations of iPhones.
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    Tindytim , May 12, 2009 4:00 PM
    I don't see the point in releasing a new product unless the gap in performance is going to be greater than double, it just makes it more difficult and confusing to develop for a specific device.
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    jeraldjunkmail , May 12, 2009 4:04 PM
    HTC has been offering phones with these specs for over a year now. Apple sells antiquated hardware at hardball prices. I am not amused...
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    JMcEntegart , May 12, 2009 4:10 PM
    bustaprDang its all Jane today.


    Is that a bad thing? Don't forget for the guys in the US office, it's only 0910. Give them a chance. :p 
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    frozenlead , May 12, 2009 4:13 PM
    AcesoproBut, real talk: wouldn't the upgraded processor and memory size actually increase the rate at which the battery is used?Meaning, it's going to require more recharges than the previous generations of iPhones.

    Agree. As I remember, the consumption rate of my old Dell axim 90 (624MHz) was massive compared to the 30 (300MHz or so). Course, they're a different architecture completely, but it's the only comparison I've got. That, plus the extra RAM and auto-thisthat features...all adds up to less battery life. Which you still can't replace.
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    cryogenic , May 12, 2009 4:23 PM
    Whenever an iPhone discharges the user is forced to plug it in and then iTunes pops up with the latest "appz" (usually games, farting machines and alike), so I don't see why Apple would want it's customers to recharge less often, or maybe bigger batteries are more expensive and a company that sells overpriced phones can't afford them ...
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    bustapr , May 12, 2009 4:28 PM
    Not a bad thing at all. You do better articles than the other guys.
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    JMcEntegart , May 12, 2009 4:34 PM
    bustaprNot a bad thing at all. You do better articles than the other guys.


    Just making sure. :p 
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    mforce2 , May 12, 2009 4:35 PM
    I think that the processor and RAM will use newer manufacturing techniques so power usage will probably stay pretty much the same.
    Anyway it seems like only a small bump in the specs.
    I'm sure Apple could have improved the battery life a little but probably not by much since there's only so much space for the battery, and lowering the consumption would have ment less performance. Maybe a new screen to use less power ... Anyway I think that while people will be complaining about bettery life and non replaceable battery they'll keep buying the iPhone so it's not a real problem for Apple. Apparently the specs aren't a priority for them either, the new phones out there have 8 MP camera, 1 GHz CPU, HD video recording... Oh well
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    norbs , May 12, 2009 4:37 PM
    AcesoproBut, real talk: wouldn't the upgraded processor and memory size actually increase the rate at which the battery is used?Meaning, it's going to require more recharges than the previous generations of iPhones.


    possible it all depends on the process used to create both processor and ram. kinda like a 45nm cpu uses a lot less power then a 65nm cpu does.
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    norbs , May 12, 2009 4:40 PM
    CryogenicWhenever an iPhone discharges the user is forced to plug it in and then iTunes pops up with the latest "appz" (usually games, farting machines and alike), so I don't see why Apple would want it's customers to recharge less often, or maybe bigger batteries are more expensive and a company that sells overpriced phones can't afford them ...


    huh? what version of the iPhone are you using? Think you got a knockoff... besides that i also have what they call a "phone charger" which i can skip plugging it into my computer.
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    norbs , May 12, 2009 4:45 PM
    jeraldjunkmailHTC has been offering phones with these specs for over a year now. Apple sells antiquated hardware at hardball prices. I am not amused...


    htc has some nice phones like the touch but it's not always about specs software counts too...

    so much hate... with all the time you spend hating the iPhone you probably could of been going to the gym and doing something positive.
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    stlunatic , May 12, 2009 4:47 PM
    I can read chinese and this is bogus information...

    Obviously a prank from chinese site.
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    norbs , May 12, 2009 4:51 PM
    stlunaticI can read chinese and this is bogus information...Obviously a prank from chinese site.

    Translate!
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    stlunatic , May 12, 2009 4:57 PM
    norbsTranslate!


    Dont have time mate...

    Must go to gym and then do something positive...
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    norbs , May 12, 2009 4:58 PM
    stlunaticDont have time mate...Must go to gym and then do something positive...

    lol sad man...
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    solymnar , May 12, 2009 5:09 PM
    For the most part.

    Any device that doesn't allow me to replace the battery...and wants me to pay some obnoxious fee to have someone else open a case and replace it...is a device I will not buy.

    That would be like buying a projector...and when the bulb goes bad, have to ship it in and pay 2x what the bulb is worth for someone else to open the case and screw it in.

    That and for me I like having longer battery life on a phone, especially for trips. My phone, camera, and sansa all have very long battery life. I don't need to worry about them going out on me and wearing down durring the day/night.

    So for the iphone its battery and replacement is just too ineficient of a notion for me to even consider. That said I'm happy for everyone who likes their gagets. To each their own.
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    pocketdrummer , May 12, 2009 5:25 PM
    Why would an American built product be shipped to an asian location for testing?

    It's probably a knock off (with some enhanced specs)
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