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iPhone 3.0 autofocus camera, compass, UI outed in China

Chinese blog UMPCFever (translated link) has photographically confirmed two previously rumored features of the iPhone OS 3.0—an autofocus feature for the still picture camera, and a digital compass—along with new details on their user interfaces. Believed to rely upon new camera hardware found in the upcoming 2009 iPhone, the autofocus feature places a blue box on the existing camera screen to show the current area of crisp focus, enabling users to move the focus area with finger gestures. Sample images show the new camera producing notably sharper, if less colorful images than a prior-generation iPhone camera used for comparison.

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Separately, UMPCFever shows an image of a new magnetic compass application, which provides a digital readout and a full rotating analog compass on screen. The application appears to be similar in graphic design to Apple’s voice recording software, previously revealed in beta versions of the iPhone OS 3.0, and is expected to be available only for the 2009 iPhone due to hardware changes. Additional photographs add further credence to previously discussed new features, such as a movie recording mode, and suggest additional debugging tools will be available to help optimize CPU performance.

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Comments

1

Wouldn’t one assume that these pictures were taken in China?  Well, I’m fairly certain Chinese fuel gauges don’t have an “E” and an “F” on them.  Bogus pictures!

Posted by Eric on May 30, 2009 at 8:56 PM (PDT)

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@Eric

The photos from Hong Kong, not mainland China

Posted by III on May 31, 2009 at 12:22 AM (PDT)

3

BTW´╝îI’m pretty sure, Chinese cars, even the most low-end ones, do use “E” & “F” letters to mark fuel gauges.

I am a Chinese.

Posted by III on May 31, 2009 at 12:28 AM (PDT)

4

how could it support AF in video-mode??

Posted by jake099 on May 31, 2009 at 5:21 AM (PDT)

5

My only qualms with the iPhone are suggested to be solved with this new model. I love my iPhone anyway, it’s honestly a marvel of technology but now it can do everything any other phone can do but in that wonderful Apple way.

Posted by Dan Nicholls on June 1, 2009 at 4:34 AM (PDT)

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