Apple iPhone 2 features GPS, Nike+, Apple TV remote and more

April 12, 2008

Apple iPhone 2 features GPS, Nike+, Apple TV remote and moreThe rumours concerning the next instalment of the iPhone from Apple are still coming thick and fast, and the latest concern some exciting new features. The next iPhone, as well as offering the obvious 3G connectivity, could feature GPS, Nike+, Bluetooth Stereo, and even double up as a remote control for Apple TV.

Of course, these rumours, compiled together by Gizmodo from various sources, except the Apple TV one, which is also doing the rounds, have to be taken with a pinch of salt. But still, it’s nice to dream isn’t it?

Nike+ looks like a shoe-in, with Nike supposedly confirming the inclusion itself. The applications will exploit the iPhone’s graphical capabilities, and also utilise Wi-Fi and 3G. The Nike+ Coach software, which you can use to log your training, and improve your routine, is set to make iPhone users fitter than they currently are.

The rest of the features are rumoured after strings were found in the firmware update indicating them.

‘HeadphonesBT’ and ‘RoleA2DP’ could indicate support for Bluetooth Stereo headphones.

‘RoleGPS’ may indicate GPS support.

‘RoleRemote’ has been translated as the iPhone being used in a remote control capacity, probably for Apple TV.

All or none of these could end up being accurate, but the chances are at least some will. Put these new features with the new pricing structure and design functions, and a total picture of the new iPhone starts to become clear.

It’ll be priced at the same level as the current iPhone, but will basically be a new and improved model in every way you can imagine.

We should know what is and what isn’t true in the next 60 days, as all the signs are indicating that Apple will officially unveil the release in that time frame. Until then, let the speculation continue – it’s the new game sweeping the nation.

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8 Responses to “Apple iPhone 2 features GPS, Nike+, Apple TV remote and more”

  1. Jesper:

    It is so crazy the way apple is able to amaze all these tech news letters.
    The first iPhone was great for email and websites, but after that there was no real news. The device was packed with “stone age” technology.
    I still wonder how they are able to do this time after time.
    The new iPhone will have 3G, wow wow wow.. amazing. No it’s not, video calling has been used in europe for 6 years, how can this become news ?
    I wish more tech guys, would start to get real.
    Yes it looks great, but where is the NEW Technology ? Tell the news like it is, and stop sucking on a Apple newsletter.

  2. a non e mous:

    Sorry Jesper. If you want total objectivity, don’t expect to find it here.

    The sheer volume of fawning, bowing and scraping towards everything Apple, particularly on this site, is rapidly becoming nauseating.

  3. angielrons:

    It would have been nice to see “could feature” or a “?” in the headline. It aggregated into Google News with its current headline. :(

  4. kevin:

    I’ve had the iphone for about six weeks and i have to say it’s a great iPod! As far as using it as a phone it feels like it’s still in beta. I also have an AT&T Tilt, the tilt has the iphone beat hands down! Sorry I didn’t drink the apple koolaid, I wish I did then I wouldn’t care about so many missing features! I hope the next iphone will have the same abilities as most of the other smart phones on the market. It’s pretty bad that
    A three year old so called smart phone kicks the crap out of the current iphone.

  5. Ed:

    It’s weird, isn’t it? You guys harp on about the “kiss ass” factor of this site, about how it’s always so “pro Apple”. It does seem however that it’s just as annoying to hear people who are so anti everything Apple just because they feel it gives them gravitas if they are the objectors.

    I’ve used pretty much every smart phone there is and they all SUCK, at least the iPhone is as close as a handset gets at the moment to offering anywhere near the functionality that a smartphone should.

    Proper email, proper browser, easy connectivity between applications.

    Sure no video, shit camera etc, but come on… it’s the first generation of it’s kind. I can guarantee you that in 3 years the iPhone will strip other smart phones hands down due to the fact that every 3rd party developer is chomping at the bit to get lite versions of their app on it.

    Add this to the fact that Apple already have an entire productivity suite in all genres ready to pipe onto the iPhone (exclusively obviously) and what we are about to see is a mother of a powerful hand held interface.

    I think that we should all enjoys the technology evolution that we are part of instead of picking holes all the time. Just remember it wasn’t that long ago that we were all wearing deer fur and eating insects!

  6. Ed:

    It’s weird, isn’t it? You guys harp on about the “kiss ass” factor of this site, about how it’s always so “pro Apple”. It does seem however that it’s just as annoying to hear people who are so anti everything Apple just because they feel it gives them gravitas if they are the objectors.

    I’ve used pretty much every smart phone there is and they all SUCK, at least the iPhone is as close as a handset gets at the moment to offering anywhere near the functionality that a smartphone should.

    Proper email, proper browser, easy connectivity between applications.

    Sure no video, shit camera etc, but come on… it’s the first generation of it’s kind. I can guarantee you that in 3 years the iPhone will strip other smart phones hands down due to the fact that every 3rd party developer is chomping at the bit to get lite versions of their app on it.

    Add this to the fact that Apple already have an entire productivity suite in all genres ready to pipe onto the iPhone (exclusively obviously) and what we are about to see is a mother of a powerful hand held interface.

    I think that we should all enjoys the technology evolution that we are part of instead of picking holes all the time. Just remember it wasn’t that long ago that we were all wearing deer fur and eating insects!

  7. Andy dews:

    Why is it that whenever there is a debate about an apple product it forces people to get there stuck up , pc loving ways into action. You have far too much time on your hands when slaggin off a product brings you pleasure. If you dnt like it..dont get it!!!!!

  8. iphonesuck:

    get a SONY ERICCSON…… MUCH BETTER!!!!!!

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