Next-Generation iPhone May Soon Hit the Markets!

Steve Jobs has a way of unfolding Apple devices from time to time, thereby satiating the needs of Apple-lovers world-wide. but when the iPhone was unveiled and only US could avail of the benefits, people in the other parts of the world felt left-out. So hackers devised ways to make iPhone work anywhere you want! But here's some more good news for the faithful followers! The day when Apple's next-generation 3G iPhone version rolls out may not be too far. Will this give a boost to the company's stock that has been plummeting down since 2 months now?

An industry analyst's note on Fox News hinted that Apple has lined up the German chipmaker Infineon Technologies to supply parts for its next-generation iPhone, and may release the product as soon as June or July, which would be about 12 months after the iPhone's initial release in the U.S. The 3G iPhone is expected to trigger a flurry of sales to fans who are enamored of the iPhone but feel that its most innovative features — such as the Web browser — are hampered by the slower network.

Speculation has been fuelled by the reports that Apple has begun to reduce its focus on the current iPhone platform — which runs on the slower 2.5G cellular high-speed network known as EDGE — in favor of developing software for the newer device, which will support a software that will allow developers to write applications for the iPhone, says UBS analyst, Ben Reitzes. The second generation iPhone also promises exciting new enterprise features! If Apple can announce fuller connectivity with Microsoft's mail and calendar platforms and Lotus Notes, and other initiatives to make the iPhone a real alternative to the Blackberry for the serious business user, the newer version will likely beat the predecessor in terms of sales!

Another coveted feature is the GPS integrated within iPhone. Rumours have been floating around that Apple might install a SiRF Star III chip (or similar) within the iphone-2. This GPS which will be installed in the phone will be very fast and would give accurate information in crowded cities with mega buildings. SiRF has earlier talked about their link up with NXP's software to improve their existing technology. GPS integration would certainly take iPhone to the next level. Not to mention that Google is specially designing their apps like Maps, Gmail and more to match iPhone resolution and specifications!

Yesterday Apple shares gained more than 4% backed by the theory that if software developers could write applications for its iPhone, it would trigger the demand for the device. That's quite a bit of speculation, and good for Apple investors as it could boost the stock, same as Microsoft bid worked for Yahoo! Apple is due to unveil a "software roadmap" for the next-generation iPhone at a meeting at its headquarters in Cupertino next week, so we'll know for sure what Mr. Steve Jobs has in store for us!


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7 comments:

Sylvia said...

opening it up to people is a nice way to attract more attention:) but they also need to bring down the price!!!

Sylvia

Haim said...

What about GPS integrated in the next generation iPhone?

Mansi Desai said...

haim - GPS was not part of the release when I wrote this post...but since then Apple has announced a few new features that will be supported on iPhone-2, and I'll be updating this post with more info!:)

thanks for the feedback:)

Kristy said...

Any new info about release date? I'm trying to decide if I should wait to buy one...

Mansi Desai said...

Kristy - there are rumours of it coming out by June or July(more likely June 1st week)....I'd say its advisable to wait if you are really looking for 3G support, GPS support, enterprise s/w & better performance as they have supposedly fixed bugs..but the other features will be minor, and the price drop, if at all, will not be significant...but its worth it to wait a couple more months, if nothing at least the old iphone's price will drop and you'll get a deal:)

deyknowyayo said...

original iPHONE owners couldn't wait a year for a better phone? instead they were stuck with a flashy phone and pissed for a whole year with the slow net service. thats why I never bought one, because it wasn't good enough to buy just yet.. but I will definitively be coping the 2nd gen

Kj Malc said...

We all know Apple iPhone is very rich in multimedia features including Internet capabilities... and of course the price isn't affordable to the average people...

So if you own this Gadget I think it's better to have an extra care specially the screen, it needs Incase iPhone Slider Case to protect your iPhone from unwanted scratch.

This is only an advice... don't think it seriously if you don't want.

Peace!