Zibri – the creator of the Ziphone iPhone jailbreak software – has spotted some code in the latest firmware that is said to reveal the new 3G chip that may be used in the 3G iPhone.  The mention of ‘SGOLD3’ in the code is thought to reference the successor to the S-GOLD2 chip from Infineon. […]
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Evidence of New 3G Chip in Latest iPhone Firmware

Infineon3G chip

Zibri – the creator of the Ziphone iPhone jailbreak software – has spotted some code in the latest firmware that is said to reveal the new 3G chip that may be used in the 3G iPhone.  The mention of ‘SGOLD3’ in the code is thought to reference the successor to the S-GOLD2 chip from Infineon.

Infineon’s less fancy name for the S-GOLD3H chip is the PMB8878, a 7.2Mbps HSDPA chip with all the video acceleration and media playback features iPhone users have come to expect. Advantages over its predecessor include higher resolution camera support (5 megapixels instead of 2), a 2x speed MMC / SD interface and DVB-H module support, but that doesn’t necessarily mean any of those specs will end up in the ensuing iPhone 3G — S-GOLD2 has plenty of features the current iPhone doesn’t take advantage of. The processor speed, however, remains the same.

The higher rez camera support would be very nice, but the same processor speed is a little disappointing – suppose that is still due to a battery life trade-off?

Via: Engadget

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