Next Generation iPhone to Offer 3G, WiMax, and 24 Hour Talk Time?

You're probably guessing that the title is a cheap teaser designed to get everyone's attention while offering nothing but unfounded speculation about the mysteries of the universe. Well, you'd be wrong - for the most part. Sure, the title is intended to catch your eye, but there's some real meat here. While absolutely nothing is clear, news from part suppliers suggest that Apple may be eyeing up Intel's recently announced Moorestown MID (Mobile Internet Device) platform for use in an upcoming model of the iPhone. What's more, the perks mentioned in the title are just a sampling of what Moorestown is expected to bring to the table.

intel logo mid platform

Based on the upcoming 2008 Menlow MID platform, Moorestown will be the product of a new, cooler, 45-nanometer manufacturing process which Intel says will produce chips for mobile devices and handheld PCs that are ten times more power efficient than today's chips. Such power efficiency could result in an iPhone, or other mobile device, which can offer 24 hours of usage on a single charge, according to Intel.

On top of the power saving features of Moorestown comes a beefy lineup of hardware offerings and support. The new chips will integrate CPU, GPU and memory controllers functions. Both Moorestown and it's predecessor, Menlow, are expected to support 3G, WiMAX (4G), hardware accelerated 3D such as OGL2.0, HD video decoding and


In addition to the hardware benefits of switching to the new Intel MID platform, Apple will clearly gain a development advantage by bringing it's entire product line under the Intel x86 platform. Instead of developing or compiling OS X and it's components specially for the iPhone's custom ARM processor based platform, Apple will be able to directly share components and code between it's full-fledged PC version of OS X and it's mobile device version of OS X.

Menlow is scheduled to be available in 2008 and though it won't offer the same power savings Moorestown is stated to, devices which use it should still bring to the table battery usage times meet or exceed today's standards. Moorestown is scheduled for production in 2009.

[via Electronista]


I'd happily wait till 2009 for iPhone v2 if it offered all this!

This is great news for everyone that wants a smartphone in the near future. Features like WiMax and power saving are just what the industry needs. Even if Apple does not use this chip, the fact that it is out there will force Apple to find a similar alternative and all smartphones will have to raise the bar. Thank you for the great news.

I also heard that it will grill steaks, shave your beard, and wash your car. V3 will have time travel and teleportation capabilities along with the ability of its owner to fly and be invulnerable to everything except for the rainbow Apple icon..

Does it do dishes too and get your kids to brush their teeth and clean their room? That would be uber... Sign me up.

it probably will do the job if you get your kids an iphone and pay the monthly bill for them.

Steve Jobs wont stop stop for anything, even if he is fired.


This excellent news! The problem with the current iphone is the battery. I believe that this is not due to bad battery technology. I think that it is because the software which the iphone (and many others) is badly written and requires much more energy than it should.. Anyways... I CANT WAIT!!!