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iPhone 3.0 beta 5 shows next-gen device references

updated 09:45 am EDT, Mon May 25, 2009

New iPhones in SDK

Images in beta 5 of the iPhone 3.0 SDK make clear reference to next-generation hardware, anecdotes claim. In searching for a separate file through Spotlight, one Australian developer is said to have found a collection of the PNG graphics displayed when people sync a device with iTunes. Although two of these reference the original and 3G iPhones -- "iPhone1,1" and "iPhone1,2" -- and a third refers to the second-gen iPod touch, the remaining ones are listed as black and white variants of an unknown device, "iPhone2,1."

The model number has appeared repeatedly in iPhone 3.0 software, but until now only in the form of text strings. Missing are some previously-cited devices, such as iPod2,2, iPod3,1 and iPhone 3,1. Apple has also yet to include a "human-readable" name for iPhone2,1, leaving question marks in place of a designation.

The PNG files are low-resolution and difficult discern, but show little if any visible distinction from the iPhone 3G. The discovery could reinforce rumors that the next iPhone will make mostly internal changes, but might also suggest that Apple is merely using placeholder art. A formal announcement of future iPhone hardware is expected at WWDC 2009, scheduled to begin June 8th.




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  1. ctt1wbw

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    Huh?

    Why is this still a source of amazement for people? I don't get it. Of course a new iPhone is coming out. So what?

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -3

    Re: Huh?

    Actually, why is it still such a thrill for people to rummage through packages of a developer build looking for some hidden secrets, and then think it's a major find when you locate something like this?

    Then again, if this is proof, we can be sure the Powerbook G5 is right around the corner! People found the same info in there for that new laptop.

    Oh, and they're violating their NDA by reporting this.

  1. milhouse

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Holy cow

    Apple is going to sell a phone device?
    Who knew?

    On a serious note, I'm looking forward to the next refresh. I'm due for a new one.

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