RUMOR: Apple’s net-gen iPhone will have 3G, no GPS, same 2.0MP camera

“The next major revision of the iPhone, expected during this year’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 9, could be a major disappointment for those who were expecting more than 3G connectivity on this new model,” Alexandros Roussos reports for MacScoop.

“Sources who can be trusted told MacScoop that the next iPhone will of course have 3G connectivity, but not much more, as it will lack built-in GPS chip and include the same old 2Mpixel digital camera,” Roussos reports.

“Unless there is a second super-secret higher-end model, the two probably most requested features made by current and potential iPhone customers won’t come as soon as expected,” Roussos reports.

Full article here.

58 Comments

  1. Man, that bites about the camera since the current one pretty much sucks! My old Nokia had a decent camera with flash even and that was from 2005. The iPhone camera bites if you’re taking pictures in a club or whatever, which is where one would often use a camera. We’re not all shooting daytime nature pics. Guess we’ll see next week.

  2. I know that Apple is secretive, but if the only update yet to be mentioned is 3G, then there will be huge disappointment. The 3G addition should be handled with just a press release. Nothing to get to excited about. If you want $ in the shorthand before a large drop then sell some stock before Monday. (If this is all they have as unannounced upgrades.)

  3. sounds reasonable to me.
    first apple doesn’t care that much about features (2 MP is good enough they think), second, they don’t sacrifice battery-life for an gps-chip if triangulation is good enough for most instances. (they would argue). would be disappointing though. prepare fpr after macworld/wwdc depression.

  4. Another stupid rumour, and a dull one at that.

    Yeah, its the same phone, exactly, but its a bit faster. I dont think so.
    If that was the case, why not simply bring it out now?

    Apple is preparing an event, for frick’s sake – its going to have a bigger camera, GPS options, new software, better battery life, different case, video ability, video phone is possible, more than one version ( a high end and a lower end) – why wouldnt it?

    People are going NUTS for this phone – and Apple is just going to bring out the same one?

    NO, sorry, lousy rumour.

  5. Aldarion

    you can send photos as MMS through email.

    Every carrier has a “email” address setup for MMS. I just add that address to my contacts for people i want to send photos that way. So can send a pic to my friend on tmobile who has a razr this way and he will receive it as MMS.

  6. I find this hard to believe, just as the I do the 20% rumor. I think Jobs wants to significantly boost sales, that GPS, second video chat camera, and higher resolution would not break the engineering bank. If the hardware upgrade only consists of 3G & more storage, I’ll do the unthinkable and stick with the fabulous iPhone that I got.

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