Here’s a summary of recent iPhone in China buzz via AppleInsider:
- It has been speculated that references to ChinaBrick found in the same software could indicate a third model may be in the works specifically for mainland China. (no surprise to iPhonAsia)
- Unnamed sources claiming to be familiar with Apple’s plans said the company is gearing up to introduce a trio of iPhones with distinct wireless hardware, each of which would be available in two capacities for a total of six new models.
- The third model would reportedly target only China and feature more limited functionality, possibly forgoing 3G connectivity entirely or offering compatibility with the government-backed TD-SCDMA standard. iPhonAsia comment: Um, about TD-SCDMA support in iPhone …. no. That’s not going to happen anytime soon (Read iPhone in China Negotiations if you want to know “why?”). How about a W-CDMA 3G iPhone for China Unicom – “localized” w several specially added “for China” apps?… Yes … and it’s coming soon! What about an iPhone Nano that supports Edge 2G (China Mobile’s network)? … Maybe, but the rumored iPhone Nano may not arrive until in 2010.
- Echoing a recent forum post from an alleged insider with ties to Apple’s Taiwanese manufacturing partners, [RBC analyst Mike] Abramsky said he believes that next month’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference will see the introduction of an “iPhone Pro” that will sell for $199 and $299 with storage capacities of 16GB and 32GB respectively. Inside, he expects a new 3G wireless chip capable of connecting to wireless networks that support download speeds of up to 7.2Mbps, a 600MHz Samsung ARM processor, 3.2-megapixel camera with video capabilities, a magnetometer, and other features already found on the current iPhone 3G.
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