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Digg founder claims 4GB/8GB iPhone coming in January

Kevin Rose, founder of the popular Digg.com social news site, claims that Apple’s long-rumored iPhone will be released in January in 4GB and 8GB capacities. During the latest episode of the Diggnation video podcast (clip below; strong language used), Rose said the iPhone is extremely small and will have a slide-out keyboard and two-battery design—one for playing music and one for phone calls. Rose also claims the phone will work with all wireless carriers—both GSM and CDMA. Rose prices the iPhone models at $249 and $449. Rose accurately predicted the iPod nano and Intel-based MacBooks days before their release.

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Comments

21

those guys suck they are really annoying…“chugzilla?”...ugh

Posted by vcurams87 on December 4, 2006 at 9:17 PM (CST)

22

you guys are lame.  diggnation > you

Posted by spishak on December 4, 2006 at 11:45 PM (CST)

23

you guys are dumb. They will offer a iPhone with a cdma or gsm version if they do.

Posted by anon on December 5, 2006 at 12:17 AM (CST)

24

Let me understand this:

the guys drink beer. the guys have a camera. the guys speak nonsense.

i believe them.

Posted by navas on December 5, 2006 at 9:04 AM (CST)

25

Hey dirtyblaize how do you expect us “idiots” to correct you if you’re wrong? I mean, wouldn’t we be unqualified to correct a great mind like yours?

Posted by urbanslaughter on December 5, 2006 at 10:02 AM (CST)

26

dirtyblaze “We are not worthy.  We are not worthy!”

Posted by Obadiah on December 5, 2006 at 10:18 AM (CST)

27

lamest, most useless tech video I’ve ever seen….....

Posted by DJ on December 5, 2006 at 1:15 PM (CST)

28

1) The thing with the two batteries sounds bizarre enough to be true and it does kind of make sense.  I have to charge my iPod every day and my phone every three or four days.  It would suck if I couldn’t make a call because I wasted my battery listening to the new Jay Z record.

2) The thing with the GSM/CDMA capability?  Doesn’t seem reasonable.  For one, GSM and CDMA vary dramatically when it comes to activation (GSM uses a smart card you can transer from phone to phone, CDMA uses a unique identifier that you link to your phone number with the carrier).  For another, the two biggest CDMA carriers in the US have notoriously closed networks.  If they don’t want your phone on their network, it’s not going to be on there—and since I doubt Apple is willing to lock down Bluetooth capability, they’re probably not going on either of Sprint or Verizon.

3) $249 seems hella cheap for this phone.  Remember, the without-discount price of almost every “cool” new phone is over $300, and the price of a nano is $200.  A $200 increase for an extra 4 gig seems right out, as the current difference between the 4g and 8g ipos is only $50.  I think $400 and $450 are the right prices for these devices…that’s what I’ll pay.

Posted by dasmegabyte on December 5, 2006 at 2:58 PM (CST)

29

diggnation rocks

Posted by bigsaxy on December 10, 2006 at 10:51 PM (CST)

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