China Mobile, the state-owned Chinese phone carrier, has announced it has reached a deal to bring LTE-4G to the iPhone. While that in no way means the next iPhone, allegedly scheduled for September, will include the technology, it shows Apple is interested in developing it. The carrier has refused to elaborate or disclose when we would see an LTE-powered iPhone. That's not surprising, since Apple doesn't comment on future products and stops its partners from doing so.
According to the sources close to MacDailyNews, the upcoming Verizon iPhone will support Verizon’s new faster LTE network for 4G data, and it will be announced right after Christmas. The report also cites that Verizon is waiting for AT&T exclusivity to end after which they are going to market it as the only LTE (4G-capable) iPhone.
WWDC 10 is only about 12 hours away now where Apple will unveil the next iPhone and what we have now is even more pictures leaked from Korea, showing the back panel, and other parts of the white model (video here) of the next-gen iPhone. The back panel case is similar to all the previous leaks that we have seen so far. Maybe someone in China, Vietnam or Korean region have got loads of these parts and they are selling it off to make loads of money right before the official announcement by Jobs.
WWDC 10 is going to be a huge event for both developers and consumers. Apple has got some cool new things to announce such as the new iPhone 4 / HD. But what are the other things which we should expect from Steve Jobs’ WWDC 10 keynote? Let’s take a look at them.
Apple has started hanging banners outside San Francisco’s Moscone center in preparation for the upcoming WWDC 2010 conference which will be held here next week starting from June 7. The large iPhone apps-centric WWDC10 banner which was seen on the invitation cards has already been hung, alongside Apple logo outside the main conference center.
WWDC 2010 is only 5 days away now and the rumors about the next iPhone just don’t stop. In fact these rumors wont go until Steve Jobs finally raises the curtain on the next iPhone by officially giving it a name on next Tuesday.
We are now really losing the count of how many of these prototypes have Apple lost aren't we? After those leaked metal frame shots of the new iPhone, now a Portuguese site has grabbed the metal frame which Apple has used to house the main interior components of the new iPhone. This is basically that middle unibody piece which will have glass (or plastic) top on each side.
Some folks over at a Czech Republic site have closely examined the screen of one of the leaked prototype models of the next-iPhone under microscope and they have found it to be much denser than the current-gen iPhone 3GS model. This close examination of the screen has also confirmed the IPS panel screen (like iPad) for the next iPhone, with a high-resolution of 960x640 pixels.
Though the whole leaked iPhone 4G / HD fiasco might’ve spoiled quite a lot of fun for some, but now according to this latest report by DigiTimes, Apple already has a backup design for their new iPhone 4G / HD which looks quite a lot like the current iPhone 3G/3GS design. This backup plan was kept in case if Apple had complications in mass producing the new design which we’ve already seen in the double-leak by Gizmodo and from the folks in Vietnam.
Although it’s quite evident that the new iPhone 4G / HD will hit the shelves this June, but now another report has just came in which AT&T has confirmed to it’s employees that there will be a new iPhone and it will hit the stores this June. Yes June it is for availability as apposed to July as previously thought and it wont even be late June.