3G iPhone firmware confirms tri-band HSDPA, GPS capabilities
We have only a few more days until the 3G iPhone launch, and rumors and speculations are bigger than ever. The rumors, however, have mostly been limited to the iPhone’s form factor so far, so it’s nice to learn about something else this time for a change. The following post isn’t a rumor, and in fact is taken directly from the firmware of the 3G iPhone.
Engadget’s got the scoop on the innards of the new Apple iPhone, hardware and software, and these are what we know so far: 3G is definitely a go as it now carries an Infineon PMB6952 HSDPA transceiver, and not only will it come with GPS navigation but A-GPS (most probably with a paid subscription).
The processor remains the same as the first gen iPhone, so there will probably be no difference between the computing power of the two. The new iPhone will also have and antenna switch for GSM that would enable for a quick switch between bands (3G is active where there’s a signal, and where there’s not the phone will switch back down to GSM).
With this, it’s confirmed that the new iPhone will be a whole ‘nother level better than the first version, and now the only question left is, will it look sleeker? We’ll find out soon enough.