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The first oblique references to the next generation of Apple iPhones have been found in the wild. According to a report by MacRumors, usage logs that provide developers with information on which devices are using their software have begun to include references to "iPhone3,1." There is - as of today - no iPhone3,1. The current …


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  1. Josh Cain
    Jobs Horns

    t-mobile iPhone?

    Could be a test handset for the rumored T-mobile iPhone release. Stands to reason as they use different frequencies than AT&T for their 3G coverage in the US.

  2. Charles Manning

    From the Department of No Shit Sherlock

    Companies develop new models. Radial new concept.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Jobs Halo

    Well the release schedule would work for me...

    Well my contract with o2 is up for renewal in sept 2010 and this time I will get an iphone so hopefully I can get a nice new model with 64gb or more of storage! I really regret getting an XDA Serra last time although the latest ROM update seems to solve a lot of the issues I was having.

  4. Anonymous Coward
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    Whoopee Shit

    Another bling phone to add to the steaming pile.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    For the record...

    On (or around) the day of release of the 3GS, i predicted the release of a follow up in roughly 12 months time, in keeping with the 'we have released a new phone at the same time for the last 3 years'

    Can i have a medal, or at least a cookie??

  6. Fred Flintstone Gold badge

    So much fun to be had..

    I'd deliberately start seeding new version numbers, just to see to how far I could go before they grew wise to it, and as added bonus it would obscure what was really happening.

    That could be months worth of fun..

    1. Cameron Colley

      This was my first thought too.

      I'm sure it's easier with a jailbroken iPhone, but surely you could do this kind of thing in Opera or, indeed, Firefox with an extension?

      I recall sending OS identification strings for MacOS9, Windows 3.11 and Windows 7 running IE8 to the remote access portal of the firm I work for during the testing phase to confuse the guy who read the logs -- it even worked when I was showing up in the logs as "Hello Mike!".

  7. John Styles

    No, you're wrong

    This is the iPhone that runs Windows 3.1

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Jobs Halo


    I thought i'd seen a lot more sales droids with smug grins recently they must have heard the news........

    1. Anonymous Coward
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      Portability will see Android surpass the iBling within a few short years.

      That and developers getting more and more pissed with Apple's control process.

  9. Robbie

    Jester's knob

    Dear El Reg admins

    Is there a user preference to ignore all articles containing that f*cking annoying, pathetic, numpty word 'fanbois'? (Or better yet, a way of globally ignoring anything by Rik Myslewski?)

    The idiocy of the term does my brain pan in, day after day after day after day after day......

    1. Anonymous Coward


      Maybe replace it with "Skeletor's Army"?

    2. Annihilator Silver badge
      Thumb Up


      Especially since it should really be phan-bois. I assume this is what's annoying you :-)

    3. Paul 4

      Read the title?

      Read the title?

  10. JustinClift

    12 month product refresh cycle, but only 2 year contracts

    Heh, went and looked around all of the major carriers here in Oz when the recent iPhone release came out.

    Even though the iPhone has a 12 month product refresh cycle (i.e. a new phone each year) ALL of the carriers only offer 2 year contracts. Pretty retarded.

    So, didn't get an iPhone.

    1. cosmo the enlightened
      Paris Hilton

      nah mate, you're wrong...

      this is on purpose.

      Now you have a trapeed demographic of iPhone junkies coming off two year contracts WANTING the latest version. this gives you a rolling user base who need their next fix of capability.

      The crippleware built in and slowly releasing features that have been around for years with other vendors creates pent up demand.

      PH even she can see this coming.

    2. Patrick 14

      12 month refresh

      I have a way round the 12 month refresh.

      I have a iphone 3gs and the wife got my old 3g so thats due to end in august on 02 network so I get the lastest iphone then and she then gets the 3gs LOL

      Sorted, I'm more than happy and she has to make do....

  11. Anonymous Coward

    Sounds fishy to me

    "must refer to the next iPhone that Apple has coming down the pike"

    Surely a Red Herring.

    1. blackworx


      Can't decide whether to vote up or down.

      Dear Reg, can we please have a "groan" button?

    2. Richard 102

      @Sounds fishy to me

      "Don't tell him your model number, Pike!"

  12. Kirstian K
    Jobs Halo

    Sorry But

    18 month contract here... where the hell does that leave me???

    i guess wondering if i enjoy cheap contract for a few months waiting for the next model, or get the new one imediately.... hopefully a decient camera + flash. and well flash.! will be included.

    (oh and 1tb ram please,, free GPS, and lots + lots of porn apps...... Hmmmmm free gps.!!)

    I Love Steve..! him + Bill + linus, should all combine DnA and have a baby product...!

    and call it: i-Win-Dix. how could it fail with a name like that..!

  13. Anonymous Coward

    iphone is a pile of smelly plop

    title says it all...anyone actually taken their rose tinted glasses off and realised yet?

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