Saturday, May 23, 2009

New iPhone 2009 to unleash on July 17?

There have been numerous rumours surfacing this year about the new iPhone 2009. Here is my summary of sources i found on the net, and if its true, i can't wait to get my hands on one!

As u can see from the pic above (courtesy of some chinese manufacturer it seems), the new iphone comes with a rubberised back for firmer grip replacing the aluminium back casing. And this time with a glowing apple logo to boot, same as the macbooks!! Isn't that cool or wat?

Its rumored to spot an OLED display (a new display technology replacing the LCD), which is more energy efficient and able to project richer colours! The other phone with OLED display i know of is the samsung ultratouch series (anyone got one to prove the display IS better?)

Others specs from engadget website shows:

  • 32GB and 16GB storage (up from the current 16GB and 8GB models)
  • $199 and $299 price points to be maintained
  • 3.2-megapixel camera (up from the current 2-megapixel camera)
  • Video-recording and editing capabilities
  • Ability to send a picture & video via MMS
  • Discontinuation of the metal band surrounding the edge of the device
  • OLED screen
  • 1.5 times the battery life of the current models
  • Double the RAM and processing power
  • Built-in FM transmitter
  • Apple logo on back will glow
  • Rubber-tread backing
  • Sleeker design
  • Built-in compass
  • The camera, GPS, compass and Google map combined will identify photo and inform about photo locations
  • Turn-by-turn directions
Oh by the way, Maxis is currently offering apple iPhone 3G with prepaid Hotlink too. But the price is exorbitant, i think..

see for yourself here.


[SK] said...

yeah i do heard lots of "insider" news about the upcoming new versions of iPhone.. i think you can forget about Maxis package, it's very expensive, at least i think so.. said...

new version?
must be expensive also.. =(

bluesoule said...

SK & kenwooi:
yeah i bet its not gonna be cheap. Most likely will retain the price albeit with improved features.

Get an unlocked iphone without being tied to the carrier maybe a wiser option.

Chris said...

oH? Is it true?
Then i looking forward for it lor..

bluesoule said...


i think the possibility is high. reasons being:
1. with pics and actual launch date exposed
2. iphone OS 3.0 is up
3. its time for new iphone update anyway
4. Palm Pre, another much talked about smartphone is launching on 6 June (coindentally my bday haha). So Apple wouldnt want to delay too much or else Palm will have a better headstart.

Thats my opinion :)

guaichaikid said...

wah..dis new iphone oni 199$...if convert means oni like cheap..i oso wan!!! but im sure d government sure tax it till very expensive...

bluesoule said...


$199 is WITH AT&T contract if u are living in US. So the actual cost of owning an iPhone is much much higher than that. Just like the Maxis plan in Malaysia.

Anyway, do look out for the Palm Pre as well which has been making waves recently, dubbed the iphone killer :)