This year its rumored that iPhone is coming out with a 4G version of the iPhone. It looks different and offers new and better features than the previous versions, OF COURSE. Someday it’d be nice to be able to just get an upgrade without contracts and without having to pay as much or more for the “newer/better” version of Apple’s products. I mean, Im sort of an Apple addict, and honestly I gotta have the coolest of their stuff. I did wait for the iPhone 3Gs before I bought one….but meanwhile I had an iPod, and iPod Touch, a MacBook and an iMac, got the Apple sticker on my car, and on sketchbooks. I can’t even ride the TriMet Transit system without my white headphones in my ears…its just wrong. Wrong I say! I need help.
Anyways…back to the news on the iPhone…This thing is supposed to offer live video chat, so you can now do video iChat like you do on your Mac at home! (Fantastic!) The battery is removable, which is great because removable means replaceable…thats important. (Fabulous!) Higher and more powerful graphic chips and DUAL CORE PROCESSORS! Ya…fooooor your iPhone! (Hold on…I need a minute…*breathing). OLED (organic LED) screen! Ya I wasnt really sure what that meant, so I googled…so…according to Wikipedia…
An organic light emitting diode (OLED), also organic electro luminescent device (OELD), is a light-emitting diode (LED) whose emissive electroluminescent layer is composed of a film of organic compounds. This layer of organic semiconductor material is formed between two electrodes, where at least one of the electrodes is transparent.
Such devices can be used in television screens, computer monitors, small, portable system screens such as cell phones and PDAs, watches, advertising, information and indication. OLEDs can also be used in light sources for general space illumination, and large-area light-emitting elements. Due to the younger stage of development, OLEDs typically emit less light per unit area than inorganic solid-state based LEDs which are usually designed for use as point-light sources.
In the context of displays, OLEDs have certain advantages over traditional liquid crystal displays(LCDs). OLED displays do not require a backlight to function. Thus, they can display deep black levels and can be thinner and lighter than LCD panels. OLED displays also naturally achieve higher contrast ratios than either LCD screens using CCFL’s or the more recently developed LED backlights in conditions of low ambient light such as dark rooms. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organic_LED).
I don’t think any official pics have been released, I’ve seen a few possible renderings of what it’s possibly going to look like, honestly I think changing the look of it is smart, because it will feel like a “new product”, even if its just an updated one. Here are some of the images I’ve seen on the web:
I’m curious to see what they’ll really end up looking like, and how well the first generation will work. Gotta love Apple. I still don’t know how I feel about the iPad, but here is a little Apple humor for you addicts like me…the “latest” iWheel. 😉 Enjoy the video and don’t forget to post your comments about what you think about the new iPhone and it’s features.