New Gen iPhone Likely on Its Way Soon

By  |  Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 10:10 am

jobsiphoneSome developers have been taking notice of a strange new device type showing up in their website access logs, and it looks to be evidence of a new iPhone model. A developer told MacRumors that he had begun seeing the device type “iPhone 2,1” in his ad-serving reports for his iPhone-based applications.

Why is this important? This is the structure that Apple uses to identify it’ products. For example, the first iPhone is referred to as “iPhone 1,1” while the 3G is “iPhone 1,2”. The Cupertino company also has used the naming convention for the iPod touch, where the initial version was referred to as “iPod 1,1” while the heavily redesigned model was dubbed “iPod 2,1”.

In other words, whatever this new iPhone model is, it’s likely a drastic revision to the current device. What could be different? Speculation points to multi-core CPUs and GPUs, and you’d think they’d do quite a bit of work to start taking care of the memory issues that ever more powerful apps are struggling to deal with.

(God knows the phone still crashes for the littlest things when it’s pushed too hard, and that’s very annoying, no?)

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