When Apple launched the iPhone 3GS almost a year ago, it was one of the most powerful smartphones on the market — now Apple has some tough competition with a range of Android handsets. The Cupertino Company knows this, which is why they have been working on a new 4G handset — well two if you read our previous article.
With so many rumors regarding this latest iPhone – which we recently learned would be called the iPhone HD – it is hard to know what is true and what is not. So the question playing on our minds is this – What can we expect from the 2010 iPhone?
Will the iPhone 4G / HD be a major update, or will we just see a few improvements as not to take the focus of the iPad, which begins shipping in just a few days? This is a question that Tech Tree aims to answer for us.
Whenever Apple launch a new product, such as a new MacBook, you can be certain that they will be slimmer — not so with a new iPhone. This will be the case with the new iPhone, same dimensions as the current one.
We hope that Apple will go with a new OLED display, but we are not sure if this will happen on the 2010 upgrade. There are a number of reasons for this, but the main one is that the 150,000+ apps has been designed to work on a 320 x 480 resolution; the newer display will affect this. If Apple can come up with a solution, then we could get that much needed OLED screen.
The camera has always been one of the main letdowns with the iPhone; the 3GS currently has a 3.2-megapixel — as we know is very low by today’s standards. Apple has never been too bothered about camera quality, so we do not expect this to change. There is however a possibility of having HD video recording on the iPhone 4G, and just maybe a front facing camera.
For those of you who think that the new iPhone will come with a declocked
1GHz A4 chip from the iPad — then you may be disappointed. Tech Tree believes that most of the hardware will be the same. The current hardware configuration is still more than powerful — this is thanks to the fast and smooth running iPhone OS.
Adding a faster processor will also demand more from the battery, and we already know how power hungry the current battery is. Speaking about the OS, it is almost certain that the new Apple smartphone will come with iPhone OS 4.0 — this will offer true multitasking.
Finally, for those who are hoping on Flash Player support, then forget it — this will never happen. There are those who think that Apple is stupid embracing HTML 5 over Flash, but more sites are starting to offer support for the former.
So our conclusion shows that the new iPhone 4G will be just a minor upgrade over the current 3GS — we assume that the major update will be with the iPhone 5G in 2011 — which should offer 4G wireless data speeds.
That is all we have to offer for now, if you have any more to add — then please leave a comment below.
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