Third-gen Apple iPhone in development?
Firmware code points to new model
iPhone fans, hold onto your hats. A block of XML in Apple's latest phone firmware has reignited rumours that a new version of the handset's in development.
Apple's firmware refers to "iPhone2,1"
Each iPhone model carries its own version number, with the first-generation GPRS/Edge model down as iPhone1,1 and the 3G model labelled as the iPhone1,2. But, according to a report by website Mac Rumours, Apple’s latest iPhone firmware lists an “iPhone2,1”.
Based on Apple’s previous iPhone model identification system, it’s reasonable to assume that this firmware update could be some sort of preparation for a new model.
But whether we’re talking about an iPhone Nano or an entirely new update of the iPhone, such as one that sports a multi-core processor to run more complex applications with ease, is difficult to say.
The firmware revelation is exciting though, so we’ll keep you posted. ®
guaranteed there's some smug little git sitting in Cupertino chuckling heartily to himself knowing full well that adding this to the firmware would have iPhoneTards everywhere literally creaming themselves at the very prospect.
instead of "third-gen apple iphone in development?" this should have been titled "men like blowjobs?" for true Digg-style "this from the state the bleeding obvious" department.
If the code has no function, why include it in the firmware?
Simple, it stokes rumours on sites like Mac Rumours and El Reg so the Apple die hards start foaming at the mouth.
This then means that less marketing is required when the device comes out and people will be queuing to buy it.
Excellent marketing but rather sad that there are people that obsessed with a company's products.
I suspect that the release cycle will start to fall into that of the iPod, one a year with slightly tweaked features and a new gimmick
Nothing to do with this "story" but BlackBerry phones have always had cut/copy and paste - since the last generations of monochrome display models at any rate.
Just my two penn'orth. I'll crawl back into my hole now...
Attention Morons! There is an MMS application available from the App Store that makes viewing MMS much easier and even allows you to send MMS (at a price).
Cut 'n' Paste
Is available for those who really desperately need it as an add-on through Cydia (for jailbroken iPhones). Not that I've ever had a desperate need for it either.