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Next generation iPhone begins testing phase

Apple has begun field testing a next-generation iPhone model, according to device usage records from an iPhone/iPod touch application. Mac Rumors reports that developer Pandav, who uses PinchMedia to provide analytics for its app iBART, found a device identifying itself as “iPhone3,1” in its usage logs for November. Apple has in the past used the first number to identify a major architecture change between models, with the original iPhone being labeled “iPhone 1,1,” the iPhone 3G appearing as “iPhone 1,2,” and the iPhone 3GS labeled “iPhone 2,1.” Evidence of the new model was found in iPhone OS 3.0 as early as this March; Mac Rumors also notes that Apple began field testing the iPhone 3GS last October, roughly eight months ahead of its launch.

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Unsurprising, but exciting nonetheless! I think (and hope) that the ‘iPhone 4G’ will be as revolutionary as the original one!

Posted by Simon Boulle on November 30, 2009 at 10:31 AM (CST)


I’ll probably upgrade my 1st gen iPhone this time :-)

Posted by TonyM on November 30, 2009 at 1:18 PM (CST)


I’ve been waiting for the conference, 4G, visual calls ;-)

Posted by dennis on November 30, 2009 at 2:49 PM (CST)

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