iPhone 2 Speculation

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Things seem to be heating up concerning Apple’s release of the iPhone hardware version 2. Many Mac websites are reporting shortages of the existing phones and, most recently, the Apple online store reports the current version of the iPhone as “unavailable”.

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Now this could mean the iPhone 2.0 is imminent. It could also just mean they need to restock. Either way I don’t think you can really call the existence of an iPhone 2.0 product a secret. Apple is always pushing forward on its product line and there should be no more doubt about a new generation iPhone than a new generation MacBook or iPod. The question (and secret) is, however, its features. I think 3G is a given. Well, actually, it appears to have been promised by AT&T as well as referenced in this last spurt of new carrier contracts all over the world. As to other features, your guess is as good as mine. I have no idea but I do have an opinion:

1. Better Camera, please.

I’d like to see some improvement on the camera. Maybe a better lens and software that allows me to control exposure. Currently I find it difficult to take good pictures with the phone.

2. GPS? … Eh.

I have a Garmin NUVI in my car that gets me anywhere I need to go. I don’t see the iPhone replacing it even with a GPS system. It would be nice to have GPS on board but certainly not critical. I’m also curious to see what effect that would have on the battery.

3. Faster Processor Speed

Even if we had 3G, the iPhone still can be slow loading web pages. John Gruber did a post on this and he is right. The iPhone takes about 15 seconds to load a page even on wifi. A faster processor would fix this.

4. More memory .. a given.

With the application store going live next month. Our 8 gig iPhones are going to start feeling very small. I expect a 32 gig model before long.

5. Bluetooth Keyboard Support

My own personal crusade. I had to say it.

I’ve only touched upon the obvious points. What may even be more interesting are the new features that are not on this list. Time will tell. So am I upgrading you ask? Eventually, but probably not* right away. My daughter’s contract with Verizon ends next February so I’ll most likely wait until then to make any moves.

* I’ve learned not to categorically state I will not be buying any Apple products. It just never seems to work out.

15 Comments iPhone 2 Speculation

  1. themaccore@gmail.com

    David, I’m with you on the hope for bluetooth keyboard support. I traveled home this weekend for mothers day and only opened my laptop twice, when I needed to send a more lengthy and detailed reply to an email than I wanted to on the iPhone keyboard. Although my typing speed and accuracy has gotten better on the iPhone over time, an external keyboard would be an excellent feature. Especially considering Apple already has a sleek and sexy bluetooth keyboard. For a quick trip out of town I could potentially get by without a laptop.

    I’m also rooting for GPS support. Though I may just need to bite the bullet and buy a full blown GPS system for the car, the prices have come down enough that even if I only used it a few times a month it would be wroth it. I think Apple has a huge potential market or iPhone accessories, like an in-car mount for navigation, music, and hands free phone calls.

    As for space, I really need a 32GB version.

    Reply
  2. themaccore@gmail.com

    David, I’m with you on the hope for bluetooth keyboard support. I traveled home this weekend for mothers day and only opened my laptop twice, when I needed to send a more lengthy and detailed reply to an email than I wanted to on the iPhone keyboard. Although my typing speed and accuracy has gotten better on the iPhone over time, an external keyboard would be an excellent feature. Especially considering Apple already has a sleek and sexy bluetooth keyboard. For a quick trip out of town I could potentially get by without a laptop.

    I’m also rooting for GPS support. Though I may just need to bite the bullet and buy a full blown GPS system for the car, the prices have come down enough that even if I only used it a few times a month it would be wroth it. I think Apple has a huge potential market or iPhone accessories, like an in-car mount for navigation, music, and hands free phone calls.

    As for space, I really need a 32GB version.

    Reply
  3. themaccore@gmail.com

    David, I’m with you on the hope for bluetooth keyboard support. I traveled home this weekend for mothers day and only opened my laptop twice, when I needed to send a more lengthy and detailed reply to an email than I wanted to on the iPhone keyboard. Although my typing speed and accuracy has gotten better on the iPhone over time, an external keyboard would be an excellent feature. Especially considering Apple already has a sleek and sexy bluetooth keyboard. For a quick trip out of town I could potentially get by without a laptop.

    I’m also rooting for GPS support. Though I may just need to bite the bullet and buy a full blown GPS system for the car, the prices have come down enough that even if I only used it a few times a month it would be wroth it. I think Apple has a huge potential market or iPhone accessories, like an in-car mount for navigation, music, and hands free phone calls.

    As for space, I really need a 32GB version.

    Reply
  4. themaccore@gmail.com

    David, I’m with you on the hope for bluetooth keyboard support. I traveled home this weekend for mothers day and only opened my laptop twice, when I needed to send a more lengthy and detailed reply to an email than I wanted to on the iPhone keyboard. Although my typing speed and accuracy has gotten better on the iPhone over time, an external keyboard would be an excellent feature. Especially considering Apple already has a sleek and sexy bluetooth keyboard. For a quick trip out of town I could potentially get by without a laptop.

    I’m also rooting for GPS support. Though I may just need to bite the bullet and buy a full blown GPS system for the car, the prices have come down enough that even if I only used it a few times a month it would be wroth it. I think Apple has a huge potential market or iPhone accessories, like an in-car mount for navigation, music, and hands free phone calls.

    As for space, I really need a 32GB version.

    Reply
  5. themaccore@gmail.com

    David, I’m with you on the hope for bluetooth keyboard support. I traveled home this weekend for mothers day and only opened my laptop twice, when I needed to send a more lengthy and detailed reply to an email than I wanted to on the iPhone keyboard. Although my typing speed and accuracy has gotten better on the iPhone over time, an external keyboard would be an excellent feature. Especially considering Apple already has a sleek and sexy bluetooth keyboard. For a quick trip out of town I could potentially get by without a laptop.

    I’m also rooting for GPS support. Though I may just need to bite the bullet and buy a full blown GPS system for the car, the prices have come down enough that even if I only used it a few times a month it would be wroth it. I think Apple has a huge potential market or iPhone accessories, like an in-car mount for navigation, music, and hands free phone calls.

    As for space, I really need a 32GB version.

    Reply
  6. jason@webomatica.com

    Good list. I second Katie in the 32 GB version would be extremely sweet. I currently have a Video Ipod that’s in need of replacing and a larger capacity iPhone would allow me to replace the iPod completely.

    Reply
  7. jason@webomatica.com

    Good list. I second Katie in the 32 GB version would be extremely sweet. I currently have a Video Ipod that’s in need of replacing and a larger capacity iPhone would allow me to replace the iPod completely.

    Reply
  8. jason@webomatica.com

    Good list. I second Katie in the 32 GB version would be extremely sweet. I currently have a Video Ipod that’s in need of replacing and a larger capacity iPhone would allow me to replace the iPod completely.

    Reply
  9. jason@webomatica.com

    Good list. I second Katie in the 32 GB version would be extremely sweet. I currently have a Video Ipod that’s in need of replacing and a larger capacity iPhone would allow me to replace the iPod completely.

    Reply
  10. jason@webomatica.com

    Good list. I second Katie in the 32 GB version would be extremely sweet. I currently have a Video Ipod that’s in need of replacing and a larger capacity iPhone would allow me to replace the iPod completely.

    Reply
  11. tomaszstasiuk@gmail.com

    Great suggestions.

    I am personally hoping for the following:
    – cut and paste
    – todos/tasks (I think this is a safe bet)
    – voice dialing
    – flash video (very low chance there)
    – and for Pete’s sake, fix the Safari crash bug!
    – push calendaring (and not just if you have a MS server)

    I think Gizmodo or Engadget wrote about the processor and I think they said it was going to be same speed. Too bad. The iPhone could use to be a bit snappier.

    Overall, I want to be able to integrate more with my office systems, but I suppose that is not just up to Apple.

    I have also heard some rumors which are troublesome: changing the screen from glass to plastic (please no!), and AT&T gouging for 3g. That may be the deal breaker for me. If I can’t afford the data plan, I am not going to buy the phone.

    Reply
  12. tomaszstasiuk@gmail.com

    Great suggestions.

    I am personally hoping for the following:
    – cut and paste
    – todos/tasks (I think this is a safe bet)
    – voice dialing
    – flash video (very low chance there)
    – and for Pete’s sake, fix the Safari crash bug!
    – push calendaring (and not just if you have a MS server)

    I think Gizmodo or Engadget wrote about the processor and I think they said it was going to be same speed. Too bad. The iPhone could use to be a bit snappier.

    Overall, I want to be able to integrate more with my office systems, but I suppose that is not just up to Apple.

    I have also heard some rumors which are troublesome: changing the screen from glass to plastic (please no!), and AT&T gouging for 3g. That may be the deal breaker for me. If I can’t afford the data plan, I am not going to buy the phone.

    Reply
  13. tomaszstasiuk@gmail.com

    Great suggestions.

    I am personally hoping for the following:
    – cut and paste
    – todos/tasks (I think this is a safe bet)
    – voice dialing
    – flash video (very low chance there)
    – and for Pete’s sake, fix the Safari crash bug!
    – push calendaring (and not just if you have a MS server)

    I think Gizmodo or Engadget wrote about the processor and I think they said it was going to be same speed. Too bad. The iPhone could use to be a bit snappier.

    Overall, I want to be able to integrate more with my office systems, but I suppose that is not just up to Apple.

    I have also heard some rumors which are troublesome: changing the screen from glass to plastic (please no!), and AT&T gouging for 3g. That may be the deal breaker for me. If I can’t afford the data plan, I am not going to buy the phone.

    Reply
  14. tomaszstasiuk@gmail.com

    Great suggestions.

    I am personally hoping for the following:
    – cut and paste
    – todos/tasks (I think this is a safe bet)
    – voice dialing
    – flash video (very low chance there)
    – and for Pete’s sake, fix the Safari crash bug!
    – push calendaring (and not just if you have a MS server)

    I think Gizmodo or Engadget wrote about the processor and I think they said it was going to be same speed. Too bad. The iPhone could use to be a bit snappier.

    Overall, I want to be able to integrate more with my office systems, but I suppose that is not just up to Apple.

    I have also heard some rumors which are troublesome: changing the screen from glass to plastic (please no!), and AT&T gouging for 3g. That may be the deal breaker for me. If I can’t afford the data plan, I am not going to buy the phone.

    Reply
  15. tomaszstasiuk@gmail.com

    Great suggestions.

    I am personally hoping for the following:
    – cut and paste
    – todos/tasks (I think this is a safe bet)
    – voice dialing
    – flash video (very low chance there)
    – and for Pete’s sake, fix the Safari crash bug!
    – push calendaring (and not just if you have a MS server)

    I think Gizmodo or Engadget wrote about the processor and I think they said it was going to be same speed. Too bad. The iPhone could use to be a bit snappier.

    Overall, I want to be able to integrate more with my office systems, but I suppose that is not just up to Apple.

    I have also heard some rumors which are troublesome: changing the screen from glass to plastic (please no!), and AT&T gouging for 3g. That may be the deal breaker for me. If I can’t afford the data plan, I am not going to buy the phone.

    Reply

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