• Another day, another new tidbit on iPhone 3G

    So apparently the latest firmware got leaked/found, this firmware contains some information regarding the hardware its working on, which leads to some pretty down-to-Earth assumptions of what we'll be seeing on Monday. Here's the rundown:

    * 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

    For those that don't care about the guts and want just the rundown of things:
    1- It has 3G, but it won't work with T-Mobile's 3G (different range)
    2- It doesn't have true GPS, but A-GPS which is better than locate me, but it still uses cell towers to transmit/receive data.

    [via engadget]


    Regarding GPS and 3G:

    3G: T-mobile US (not sure about UK) indeed uses 1700mhz. Thats the "official" frequency of that band, even if it uses 2100mhz also. iPhone will not support 1700.
    A-GPS: Ok, I jumped the shark on this one before realizing what A-GPS really is, user boeselhack explains is below:

    in my point of view it has REAL gps.
    a-gps means "assisted gps", look here:
    Assisted GPS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    that means the gps chip is assisted by the carriers networks to get a better and quicker positioning. so i think it's even better than "normal" gps.
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