Major iPhone hardware revision in the works?


January 28, 2009

January 29, 2009 MacRumors has found a reference to "iPhone2,1" in the iPhone's 2.x Firmware. What makes this special? The original iPhone is "iPhone1,1" while the iPhone 3G is "iPhone1,2" - which points to a major hardware revision in the works.

As to what this major hardware revision might entail, your guess is as good as ours, but we can tell you that the iPod Touch gained a speaker, volume controls, a microphone and a bump from 412MHz to 532MHz during the jump from "iPod1,1" to "iPod2,1".

With the first iPhone released on June 29, 2007, and the iPhone 3G on July 11, 2008, we're fairly sure you'll know a lot more about this unannounced iPhone by mid 2009.

Got any bright ideas about what hardware capabilities Apple is adding to the iPhone, or just what they should add? Let us know in the comments!

via Techmeme

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would be nice to have Gizmag on the iPhone


It would be great if I could use my iPhone as a universal remote, controlling my TV, stereo, MacBook Pro, and garage door opener. Also, is I could receive XM / Sirius satellite radio.


Number one priority would be to have Text Message forwarding and Cut / Paste capability!!!


Recording both side of a telephone conversation would be invaluable. I know reporters who do phone interviews need this feature. It is great for recording directions or taking orders on the phone also. I have the capability on my old Motorola i836 phone but can't see why it is not available on iphone or Blackberry.

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