3G iPhone

Hey Everyone,

       As we approach WWDC in June many rumors are beginning to swirl about a 3G iPhone. Apple introduced the iPhone in January of 2007 at Macworld. It went on sale in June of 2007. It got a small update in February of this year (2008). The February update was a small update that only added a 16 gigabyte model.

       Apple doesn’t usually keep a product the same for more than a year. They like every other company out there keep up with current technology. They released the iPhone with a 2.5G chip set to run on AT&T’s edge network, for internet on the iPhone. AT&T’s edge network runs pretty slow. It is comparable to dial-up speeds. The 3G chip sets can run on AT&T’s fast 3G network.

      The reasons Apple gave for going with the lower speed version were battery life, size,and performance. Apple has since been criticized for this decision since soon after the release of the iPhone. But, I think Apple made the right decision. 3G was not ready for mass market last year. It would have added bulk to the iPhone, and reduced battery life. Coverage was probably not very wide spread yet either. Apple made a calculated risk, and they survived. The iPhone is quickly becoming the most popular smart phone. It is sucking up market share faster than almost any other phone I’ve ever seen.

     With the release of the SDK (Software Development Kit) Apple is enabling developers to create applications for the iPhone. The developers can then put their apps on the Apps store, which Apple will be adding to the iPhone via software update in June. The announcement of the SDK, and other enterprise options by Apple in January hugely increased interest in the iPhone. Many big companies and universities will be able to easily distribute large numbers of iPhones to their employees.

    All of this progress with the iPhone means that Apple needs to update the hardware. According to many rumors and the normal product cycle. The iPhone should be updated in June. 3G will obviously be added to the iPhone in June, seeing as the technology has now caught up with the concept. But, I think that people are focusing way too much on 3G. They are craving speed so much that there is no speculation about what else awesome stuff Apple might put in an updated iPhone. They could put in better battery life. They could increase the screen size and resolution. They could add more flash memory. They could add a motion camera. They could slim the whole thing down. They could make the screen take up the whole face of the device. There is so much they could add or subtract from this masterpiece. I think more bloggers should start brainstorming what else Apple will be putting in a and iPhone 2 than just 3G. It’s a done deal that they are doing 3G. They have said it. AT&T has said it. Uncle Walt has said it.  🙂  Let’s expand our horizons a little. 

     Thanks again for reading. If you have anything you would like me to post about, or if you want to post something on the blog, just e-mail me at geekhangoutemail@gmail.com.

Gotta Go,

Ben Willis

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  1. […] Mosihe wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptApple introduced the iPhone in January of 2007 at Macworld. It went on sale in June of 2007. It got a small update in February of this year (2008). The February update was a small update that only added a 16 gigabyte model. … […]

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