Alright people, I think I finally have some evidence that will ease the stress that all of you may be feeling. I will put your mind at ease, because do I have a story for you guys…We have had many rumors and speculations about the upcoming 3G iPhone. We have debunked many of the rumors, but even the ones that are still lingering….we have to admit that they are still just rumors…right? Yes, but mere moments ago I was informed that some fellows have gotten a leaked version of the 3G iPhone’s firmware!
While nothing is ever guaranteed, we think we got more than enough information the low-level hardware and drivers that run the device to make some informed conclusions about what we can expect: quad-band GSM support (a feature in the current iPhone), GPS support, and tri-band UMTS / HSDPA — which would make the new iPhone(s) 3G-capable in just about every market in the world. I am still excited for June 9th. I also hope that you are excited to. We will keep you informed with up to the minute breakthroughs in this discovery.
Details found on the firmware include:
*Infineon PMB6952 / S-GOLD3 six-band UMTS / HSDPA transceiver (as we’d heard)
*Murata LMRX3JCA-479 tri-band amplifier (we’re assuming for the 3G)
*Sony SP9T antenna switch for GSM / UMTS dual mode
*ARM 1176JZF-S – Main CPU (same as in 1st gen iPhone)
*Skyworks 77427 chip – UMTS / HSDPA tx 1900MHz, rx 2100MHz
*Skyworks 77414 chip – UMTS / HSDPA 1900MHz
*Skyworks 77413 chip – UMTS / HSDPA 850MHz
*Internal build model number: n82ap (1st gen iPhone was model m68ap)
*UMTS Power Saving option – on or off
*Hooks for Global Locate Library (GLL), software that handles A-GPS related commands for the host processor
We just have a few days to go until the big day. More to come….stay tuned…