Apple iPhone to Receive Some UpgradesMay 26th, 2009 in Electronics / Consumer & Gadgets
(PhysOrg.com) -- The Apple iPhone is one of the most versatile smart phones around today and it's about to get better. The news of what the next generation iPhone will be like is traveling fast.
What is known about the next iPhone is that that it will include a more powerful processor and it will only come in 16GB and a 32GB version. In addition the amount of local RAM is being doubled to 256 Mb. Video recording will also be added to the 3.2 megapixel camera.
An OLED screen will be used on the new iPhone that will consume less battery power, leading to an increase in battery life of about 1.5 times from previous models.
Word has it that the 400 MHz processor will be updated to a 600 MHz process; the same that is currently used in the iPod Touch.
The new iPhone will also include GPS and will offer a turn by turn application for directions. Google map technology is used to identify locations from photos and to provide the user with more information about a location from the photo. There is also word that the compass technology will appear in this new version also.
This new iPhone is expected to be unveiled at the WWDC event on June 8 but that it will be launched on July 17th at $199 for the 16GB version and $299 for the 32GB version with a two-year contract.
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