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A new iPhone 4 variant has entered its final testing stage before release, it has been claimed. The handset is coded by Apple as the "iPhone3,2", a "solid" mole has told website BGR. The current iPhone 4 is "3,1". It's being widely assumed that the 3,2 is the rumoured CDMA-compatible handset being developed for US network …

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Anonymous Coward

Dont mention the WAR

Worst Antenna Reception?

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Jobs Horns

Just rumours courtesy of Apple PR

Companies that have no real news to release, or who want to displace bad news, release little tit-bits of information.

The real news is that Apple sales have flattened as people figure that not all things bare the saign of the fruit but actually offer more features and better value.

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Re: Just rumours courtesy of Apple PR

I think yesterday's Apple results - 14m iPhone sales in a three-month period, well up on previous quarters - shows that Apple sales have not flattened.

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WTF?

Flattened? WTF? Are you brain dead?

If a 91% increase in sales over this time last year could be considered 'flattening', I'd hate to see how many iPhones Apple could sell if they were on a roll.

Calling you brain dead is an insult to the dead of brain...

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Troll

Don't

feed the troll, Tony...

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Better Value?

I'm trying to think of which phone you might be referring to? Yes, there are cheaper Android phones, but none of them have the battery life of an iPhone 4 - not even close in several cases (just read the user reviews on shopping sites like Expansys or Carphone Warehouse).

Worse yet, those cheaper Android phones come quoted with no memory cards - by the time you add a 32Gig microSD, you've added another £90 to the price of the phone.

Then you take a look at the app stores available - and Apple's is still far larger.

So...we have a line of phones that (factoring in memory costs) is a LITTLE cheaper, but with worse battery life and a smaller app store. I'm not sure how that translates into "better value" in anyone's books.

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Anonymous Coward

correction

14m i devices, not iphones, this includes ipads iphone itouch.......

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Unhappy

They didn't meet forecast sales

Whether a goal not achieved is called flattening or a modified curve the fact remains they slipped.

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Flattened doesn't mean stopped or slowed

from

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2010/apr/21/apple-financial-results-analysis

the graph shows sales flattened, they may be still going up, but the rate of increase has slowed, as is typical - a population curve, the iPhone market is saturating - it becomes increasingly difficult to find new buyers. Almost everyone who wants and can afford an iPhone, probably has one.

What conclusions you draw from this unreliable, short-term data is debatable.

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FAIL

"happends"?

'the post is required'

Try telling that to Royal Mail.

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Joke

Isn't this just....

....the white version?

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Joke

Funny about Bell Canada then, eh?

Bell Canada recently invested a trillion-billion dollars to stand up a coast-to-coast GSM-ish type 3G HSPDA 21Mbps network because they were sick-and-tired of seeing all the iPhone fans flock to mobe rival Rogers. Rogers has the 7.2 Mbps HSPDA GSM-ish 3G network all across Canada, except in 95% of the country where they have no coverage.

The amazing thing was that Bell Canada made the decision, and "a couple of days later" (not quite) the entire country was covered in the loverly blue of wall-to-wall Bell GSM-ish coverage. It was f-fast.

And perhaps unnecessary...

Not a big deal. It's not their money anyway. $130 a month.... geesh...

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Form a queue now

I suspect that somewhere there is already a queue forming outside a shop. And maybe even some overhyped Apple staff clapping and cheering as they herd the sheep into two seperate queue.

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Antennae gate

Forget about the antennae, the iphone has bigger problems. Gazillion call drops go away when you switch off the 3G, after which the iPhone seems to perform quite ok as a phone, implying that there is a very bad software fault that occurs when 3G is enabled.

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Anonymous Coward

Pretty sure this is genuine

A mate at one of the (UK) mobile companies has played with one of the prototypes last week. He's not a techie so no proper details, but there's something on it's way, and it works in blighty.

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Anonymous Coward

Confirmed!

That's some good scooping there, ace.

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