iPhone 3G to be Waif-Thin, Supercharged, & Ultra-Cheap?!

"Inside Steve's Brain" author Leander Kahney of Wired magazine is reporting a programmer source inside a major software house has revealed that the next generation iPhone 3G will thinner -- we're talking Paris Hilton thinner -- by a whopping 22%.

Not only that, it will sport better battery life than the already impressive 8 hours talk time of the first gen model, and twice the NAND flash capacity, topping out at 32GB. (Paving the way for 64GB iPod Touch's?)

Still not enough, echoing Kevin Rose (historically not the most reliable of iPhone prognosticators), Kahney thinks the phone may be heavily carrier subsidized -- down to the $200 level in some cases -- in an effort to put the hurt on Blackberry.

Okay, fess up, who left the rumor mill jacked up to max?!


Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

  • Waif-thin... i dont know about that. Everyone to this point has said nothing but BIG BIG BIG. esp if its going to be adding GPS and extra battery life i think we're going to be looking at a device thats comparable size if not larger.
  • perhaps everything released so far has been wrong and this is right? or is it the other way around? sheesh....better off predicting the weather than the specs of a new apple product.
    of all the large quantity of 'leaked' photos of the 3G iPhone (all showing it to be thicker), non of them have been pulled by Apple's legal dept, pretty much confirming the fact that they are all fake. so i will cling on to the small percentage of hope that the new ones will indeed by thinner. :)
    It does seem a tad counter intuitive that the new iPhone will be thicker. I know 3G and GPS makes you wanna think that it will make it bigger. But come on...when does apple make a revision of something only to make it bigger?!
  • macrumors found an interesting way to group together all the latest iphone rumors. looking at the history of ipod releases (higher capacity models tend to be thicker), you can see that macrumors might be on to something...
  • hmm, i don't know about it being thinner, i mean its already thin as it is (1st gen.) 22% thinner would only make it more fragile. on the other hand having it be that cheap Sign Me Up Pronto! with that price, i minus well buy a few of them to share it with the family or soemthing. :D!
  • I don't know if I like the idea of it being thinner... I mean it is already pretty thin to begin with, and thinner doesn't always mean better.
  • Thats tru, i dont know if thinner will be better. I have big hands and i like a little bit of size in my hands. Dont want a Japanese Phone lol i just hope they add some key features that are missing and maybe make the screen sharper and bigger.
  • Thanks to this post I dont look like an idiot. I had a disagreement with my wife and this proves I was right. Thanks!