Apple may launch its fourth generation iPhone as early as April – According to Korea Times. 4G iPhone is at the Center of the Latest Apple Rumors. iPhone lovers are eagerly waiting for this. Still Apple didn’t specify the features, but in the technology world it’s full of wishlists for iPhone 4G. let’s see, what Apple can offer to their fans.
Korean company says phone is being rushed into production partly because of Google assault. The new iPhone rumors come from a Korean telecommunications company that told a local newspaper that it doesn’t see any “big hurdle” to selling the phone as early as this summer.
The Korea Times says the new iPhone will begin testing in April and it will feature an OLED screen, similar to the new Google Nexus One.
According to Korea times : “We don’t see any bigger hurdle to introduce 4G iPhones here, as legal issues were completely cleared. It’s possible to launch the devices within the first half,” a high-ranking KT executive told The Korea Times, asking not to be identified.
“Still, there are some 3G iPhone stocks. But KT and Apple have reached a broad consensus to introduce the advanced models as early as possible,” according to the executive.
Telecoms Korea adds that that KT, South Korea’s second largest mobile carrier has inked a deal with Apple for releasing the iPhone 4G in June. The new iPhone it seems will feature “two camera modules for video-call services”, and possible DVB-H support for Korean versions.
U.S. availability isn’t specified in the report, but an upgraded iPhone in June wouldn’t be surprising, as that falls in line with Apple’s previous annual updates to the popular smartphone, 2008’s iPhone 3G and 2009’s iPhone 3GS. But let’s take a closer look at some of those supposed new features:
Korea Times also revealed some of the features of upcoming iPhone :
- ARM Cortex A9 dual core processor
- PowerVR SGX545 graphic chip
- Organic light emitting diode (OLED) screens
- Video chat
- Removable battery (most probably)
- High resolution screen
Reports of an iPhone 4G have surfaced since June when Apple filed several iPhone patent applications, including one for haptic technology for touch feedback and another for radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags to be built into a touch-sensor panel. Additional reports surfaced in November when China Ontrade, an iPhone parts seller, leaked images of iPhone 4G parts.
Dual Core Processor: The current iPhone 3GS has a 612MHz processor. Despite coming in way below Qualcomm’s 1GHz SnapDragon chips with respect to clock speed, it remains to be an extremely efficient processor. Are dual cores the answer for Apple? Perhaps. The improved GPU will certainly go a long way to improve 3D gaming if the rumor is true.
About PowerVR SGX545 graphic chip: Imagination Technologies, the official supplier of GPUs for iPhone, has introduced the new PowerVR GPU SGX545. The new GPU boasts very good performance, in fact, DirectX 10.1, OpenGL 3.2 and OpenCL 1.0, and can handle up to 40 million polygons per second (1 Gpixels / sec) up to 200MHz, up from 28 million ’s Current iPhone 3GS (almost 2 times faster).
Removable battery: Despite the long-standing complaints against the iPhone’s non-replaceable battery, it is hard to believe that Apple would suddenly change course. Apple has been integrating batteries into its products for years, and has even begun to do the same with its laptops. As much as iPhone users might want a user replaceable battery, it’s unlikely.
OLED Screen: Apple, Inc. will reportedly introduce an OLED iPhone 4G in the spring to battle the parade of Google Android-based devices. It was rumored for the iPhone 3GS and didn’t happen, but with Google’s Nexus One sporting an OLED screen, Apple may have more incentive to upgrade.
The 320 x 480 display is looking decidedly shoddy when compared to the 480 x 800 displays of today’s Android devices. Whether or not its is OLED, I can’t say, but that’s what would make sense given OLED’s improved battery life capabilities.
Video chat: Another supposed feature of the new iPhone is the long rumored video chat feature and an improved still and video camera. I don’t doubt that Apple could make it available in the next iPhone. But if that happens, U.S. users could have a déjà vu of the iPhone’s tethering debacle, where the feature was offered outside of the United States, but not by AT&T due to bandwidth concerns. Still, this feature would also require a front-facing camera, which could be valuable even without video conferencing.
The most recent rumor is iPhone is going to pack with a 5 MP camera. According to a report by Digitimes, the Omni Vision had received orders from Apple for the production of 45-50 million 5-megapixel CMOS sensors for the next generation of iPhone. The news has not been confirmed or disagreed so take this as a rumor, even if the source (digitimes) has always been reliable. Like always the rumors will be cleared on WWDC 2010 when Mr. Jobs or or Phil Schiller hoists it up on stage.
KT, an exclusive partner of Apple in South Korea, is expected to sell the iPhones to a small number of early adopters who are local corporate clients. The company will then offer the devices to local distributors in June. KT is the same carrier that sold 220,000 iPhone 3Gs from November 2009 to the first week of January. KT’s goal is to sell 500,000 iPhone 4Gs in 2010.
For now, we simply have to wait for Apple to get around to announcing iPhone version 4.0.
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