The iPhone 4G (next generation iPhone) is yet to be released. On the other hand Google Android phones are gaining momentum and tapping the smartphone market share, and the most affected handset is Apple’s iPhone. In order to combat with smartphones like Android phones and Windows Phone 7, Apple is developing a new iPhone 4.0 which is said to debut this summer on Verizon Wireless.
Steve Jobs also reportedly confirmed that the next iPhone coming is an A+ updates, and that “Apple will deliver aggressive updates to iPhone that Android/Google won’t be able to keep up with”. But what should be expected from the upcoming iPhone HD device? Some of the iPhone 4G rumored specifications concept designs that surfaced in past few weeks are as follows.
iPhone 4G/HD with 940 x 640 Screen resolution?
According to Daring Fireball, the iPhone 4G/HD is expected with high-resolution 940 x 640 capacitive touchscreen display packed with Apple A4-family CPU system-on-a-chip which is based on core technology from United Kingdom-based ARM and powers the iPad also.
“Expose Like” Multitasking Support?
iPhone OS 4.0 is said to support multitasking. This means that the iPhone 4.0 firmware user interface will resemble Apple’s desktop Expose feature. After tapping the Home button twice, an expose-like interface will bring up the currently running apps, prompting user for quick selection. Once the selection is made, the iPhone OS zooms out of the Expose task manager and transitions you to that running app.
iPhone 4G with front-facing video camera?
Appleinsider earlier reported that the next-generation iPhone 4G might come with 64GB of NAND flash storage, a touch panel on the back of the iPhone 4G, high definition video playback and recording with a 5 megapixel camera, front-facing video camera, improved battery life, an AMOLED screen and more. Upgrading to a 5-megapixels camera will bring the handset into line with that offered by android powered Nexus One.
Next Generation iPhone coming on Verizon?
It is also being rumored that, Apple is currently developing two new next generation iPhone models, one of which will be compatible with Verizon’s CDMA network, which is scheduled to be released this year. The two iPhone models is said to be produced by different manufacturers. The new iPhone GSM version would be released this summer while the CDMA model (probably iPhone 4G) for Verizon would not go into production until September 2010. The CDMA model of iPhone is said to be thinner with a faster processor.
iPhone 4G is actually iPhone HD?
Engadget reports that the next-generation iPhone 4G would be dubbed as iPhone HD. iPhone HD is said to be announced on June 22, 2010 and will compete with the fellow rival Sprint EVO 4G, HTC HD2 and all other smartphone devices.
Magic Mouse Features on iPhone HD?
Bloomberg reports that there would be lots of changes (both hardware and software) in upcoming next generation iPhone HD is said to include a more advanced camera, and may feature a touch-sensitive casing similar to that used for Apple’s touch-panel Magic Mouse. Magic Mouse has a touch-sensitive solid plastic shell that replaces mechanical buttons. The technology may be replicated in the new iPhone to offer touch-sensitive features on the rear of the handset. The next iPhone is rumored to go into production in April and will be available to consumers in June.
iPhone 4G To Get 802.11n Wi-Fi Standard?
Sometime back the iPhone team at Apple was looking for a software engineer with expertise in WiFi a/b/g/n and related specifications. Engineer who can implement the 802.11a and 802.11n standards, along with the existing 802.11b/g technology. The job posting added speculations that the next gen iPhone 4G is finally going to support 802.11n WiFi standard. The job specifications was.
- Implementation of 802.11 a/b/g/n & related specifications.
- 802.11i/802.1x Security protocols
- Good understanding of wireless RF technologies
- & co-existence issues of 802.11 PHYs with other Wireless interfaces like Bluetooth.
iPhone 4G aka MacBook In a Phone?
Few days back Gizmodo shared a 32 GB iPhone 4G concept phone packed with Titanium and Glass, OLED screen, GPS, Front camera for iChat, Removable battery, 3.2 Megapixel camera and more.
There are lots of speculations floating around about how iPhone 4G (iPhone HD) would look like and what would be its specification? Many developers are showcasing iPhone 4G concept phones all over the web. Macpredictions have come out with a very unique and sleek design that consists of aluminium unibody enclosure to the iPhone 4 similar to what we have in MacBook Pro (as shown in first image). The iPhone 4 / HD with Aluminum Unibody Concept look very enticing.
But one thing is clear, that the features that are present in smartphones like HTC HD2 and Sprint’s Evo 4G and are missing in iPhone 3GS, will surely make up in upcoming “iPhone HD”. What do you say?