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New evidence of future iPhone, iPod touch found in OS 3.0

New evidence suggesting the existence of new, unreleased iPhone and iPod touch hardware has been found in iPhone OS 3.0. Ars Technica reports that the USBDeviceConfiguration.plist file, which lists details about the USB configurations of various hardware models along with their Device IDs and product names, lists not one but two unidentified iPhone models, as well as a new iPod touch model, and two unknown products. The original iPhone, iPhone 3G, original iPod touch, and iPod touch 2G are listed as iPhone1,1; iPhone1,2; iPod1,1; and iPod2,1 respectively, with an increase in the first number representing a significant hardware redesign.

A listing for a product labeled iPhone 2,1 was found in the latest iPhone firmware in January, and has since been joined by products listed as iPhone 3,1 and iPod 3,1; as well as listings for iFPGA and iProd0,1. Two new iPhones on the list simultaneously suggests potentially differing form factors or features, such as a smaller iPhone or a larger one. The report suggests that the iFPGA could be a device that uses field-programmable gate arrays, a type of programmable microchip, but since it doesn’t observe Apple’s standard numbering scheme, it’s unlikely to be intended for release. The iProd, with its 0,1 status, is most likely an early prototype of a new device that is neither an iPhone nor an iPod touch.

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Comments

1

seems it’s going to be another big year for Apple

new lines for both iPhone & iPod

Posted by Sonalitude on March 20, 2009 at 1:24 PM (CDT)

2

I had figured Apple would announce a new generation iPhone at the event on the 17th but now this is starting to make sense.  If they announced something definitively then sales of 3G versions would tank since everyone would just hold out til then.  Also by saying here are “some” new features and they will all work on the 3G for a free upgrade people wouldn’t think twice about making that 3G purchase now.  Now we are hearing about new features not shown (video publishing) and possibly a new screen (OLED) and all of a sudden you can buy commitment free iPhones for a mark up….all signs pointing to a new and improved iPhone at the same time as OS 3.0 being released which will be just in time for me to upgrade from my original 2G version!

Posted by TosaDeac on March 20, 2009 at 1:45 PM (CDT)

3

All i want to know is what the “iProd” is, I so hope thats just a protoype name nearly as bad as the “Wii”.

Posted by johnathan on March 20, 2009 at 2:20 PM (CDT)

4

WHAT!!!???!?!?!?

Apple is releasing ANOTHER iPhone?

Who could have seen this coming?

Posted by ort on March 20, 2009 at 3:12 PM (CDT)

5

I wonder what the new Touch is going to able to do differently than the current one?

Posted by hamz9561 in San Antonio Metro on March 22, 2009 at 4:05 PM (CDT)

6

The “Iprod” is the Ipod Touch that touches you back!

Posted by fasbjd on March 23, 2009 at 3:59 PM (CDT)

7

This is great news since i just lost my fairly new iPod Touch 2G… I was planing on giving it time to turn up or give it time for me to give up on the prospects of it turning up… now I can just give myself time to greive and then wait for the iPod3,1 to be released! I don’t know that I can hold out forever though.

Posted by Lost: Touch on April 16, 2009 at 11:33 AM (CDT)

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