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New details of next-gen ‘iPhone HD’ emerge

Apple is working to build a pair of iPhones for release this year, one a sequel to the company’s prior GSM handsets, and the other built to work on CDMA networks, according to a new report. Citing people briefed by the company, the Wall Street Journal reports that the CDMA iPhone will be built by Pegatron Technology Corp., the contract manufacturing subsidiary of Taiwan’s ASUSTeK Computer, and is scheduled to go into mass production in September. This new model would allow Apple to offer the iPhone on both Verizon Wireless and Sprint in the U.S., along with a small number of carriers in countries including South Korea and Japan. The new GSM model is being made by Hon Hai Precision Industry, the same company that produced Apple’s prior iPhones, and will likely be thinner and have a faster processor, according to the report.

Following the publication of the WSJ report, Engadget was informed by an anonymous source that the next-generation iPhone would be announced on Tuesday, June 22, and would be dubbed the iPhone HD. In a separate report calling the WSJ out for lack of details on the next-generation iPhone, Daring Fireball’s John Gruber suggested that the next-gen iPhone would be powered by an A4-family CPU system-on-a-chip, and sport a 960x640 quadruple resolution display, second, front-facing camera, and third-party multitasking thanks to iPhone OS 4.0. These reports follow the appearance of images and video of a supposed fourth-generation iPhone replacement faceplate, which was slightly taller than that of current iPhone models and featured a prominent hole next to the handset speaker, supposedly for a front-facing camera.

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Interesting…like most people I have been following the evolution of the smartphone…and with all of these competitors out there I fully believe the next iPhone must “raise the bar” rather than just be an improvement on previous models. 

If the EVO 4G lives up to its hype, it will clearly be the better phone purely in terms of features (front facing camera, HDMI out, kickstand, etc).  What made the iPhone so compelling when it was released was that it reinvented the game…with phones like the Nexus One and EVO around the corner, the next gen iPhone has to do something NEW to retain its image. 

Competition is good for all, and customers like me will leave the iPhone in a heartbeat if another phone out there is clearly superior.

Posted by DynaMix on March 30, 2010 at 10:16 AM (CDT)


n orderto have a high amount of interest in a front facing camera video call, the nedd of distributing the iPhone over a wide area is needed. Therefore, Apple has to step up their game and make different types of iPhones for different carriers.

A front facing camera will then be usefull. Just this morning I thought about how cool a front facing camera would be and then I came to the fact that I do not many people who have a iPhone where I can utilize this camera in a converstion other than IM chat.

A bigger screen would be nice. HD would be nice too, 3rd party multitasking would be very nice.

also having the rear camera as sensor for controlling functions by swipping the finger over the lense would be nice.

also, having the front facing camera detect motion/getures of the hand. example, swippe with the hand (motion) would result to “next” .. or so.

animated background is a add on to keep the device attractive..

huu,.. thats all for right now i have obn mind

Posted by dennisq on March 30, 2010 at 11:35 AM (CDT)


thank you for being the first one to realize (between here, macrumors, daringfireball, and appleinsider) that doubling of pixel dimensions is a quadrupling of pixels, not a doubling.

Posted by shawn on March 30, 2010 at 12:41 PM (CDT)

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