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    Default iPhone 3G v2

    So we have all had our iPhones for a few months now (some longer some less) and I'm wondering from a hardware point of view -

    Assuming your current phone is in good to great condition - what hardware changes (improvements/changes) would get you to upgrade?

    For me a better camera would be a tempting point. Extra storage would be nice too, but that won't be enough to make me upgrade.
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    it needs more memory than 128mb to help prevent crashing apps.
    Other than than I'm happy with the phone

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaosboi View Post
    it needs more memory than 128mb to help prevent crashing apps.
    Which well written apps require more than 128MB?
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    Backgrounder chews up memory, but I love backgrounder. So i can live with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrism238 View Post
    Which well written apps require more than 128MB?
    Safari.

    Also, it needs more memory to allow higher bitrate music to not crash other apps.
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    It needs a 5MP+ camera. It also needs a bit more memory, and perhaps a higher CPU and louder speakers..
    The idea of the iPhone is awesome but Apple were tightasses when creating it.. They should have done it with the above features the first time, along with a Video recorder, sound recorder, bluetooth sending/receiving and copy/paste and they would have been so much more successful..

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    I don't care about the MPs - I just want a heaps better sensor. 2MP is fine but something faster and better in bad light. Louder speaker would be good too

    Everything else you mention is firmware upgradeable so it is very possible that the current phone could get those capabilities (or some of them) in the near future.
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    Yeah they can add video camera but it's not going to be good quality.. Also, the camera is pretty crap..
    Memory isn't upgradeable by firmware... CPU speed is, but then battery life goes down..

    I should have added a better battery to the list..

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    More RAM, auto focus on the camera (dont care about sensor/mp), for those would-be apps that need you to scan small objects like barcodes, a compass for Maps and an extra ring for the headphone jack so it can use volume control on the new headphones.

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    More RAM, so I can finally get rid of my old 40GB iPod...

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    Faster CPU and more RAM.
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    A forward facing video camera for video calls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sibelius View Post
    More RAM, so I can finally get rid of my old 40GB iPod...
    What does RAM have to do with that?.. I think you mean HDD size lol..
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    A forward facing video camera for video calls.
    Do people actually do video calls?..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonno92 View Post
    Do people actually do video calls?..
    No, of course not. I want one in order to not use it at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonno92 View Post
    What does RAM have to do with that?.. I think you mean HDD size lol..
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    Well if you're going to be pedantic, the iPhone doesn't have a HDD either -- it uses flash memory!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonno92 View Post
    It needs a 5MP+ camera. It also needs a bit more memory, and perhaps a higher CPU and louder speakers..
    The idea of the iPhone is awesome but Apple were tightasses when creating it.. They should have done it with the above features the first time, along with a Video recorder, sound recorder, bluetooth sending/receiving and copy/paste and they would have been so much more successful..
    um. 5mp? in a phone? you DO realise that megapixels don't mean shit if you have a crappy sensor or bad optics right?

    more memory means more space
    higher cpu means more heat and more power
    louder speakers means more power

    that means either less battery life or a bigger battery

    so basically that means the device would be twice as thick and get hot as all hell.

    as for being tightasses as you call them. it wouldnt cost THEM more money, it would cost YOU more money. which means less people would buy the device, and it wouldn't be as sucessful as it is, and less companies would be willing to develop services for the device.
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    Some of you guys are so off the mark. Go try assemble a group of designers and engineers who will duplicate the iPhone with all your dreams inbuilt.

    It's hardly possible.

    I think Apple have done a fantastic job in working with what space and resources they have - and so do most gracious consumers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickyd View Post
    I think Apple have done a fantastic job in working with what space and resources they have - and so do most gracious consumers.
    I don't disagree... I was more wondering... not what are the shortfalls... what would get you to upgrade.....
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    I love mine just wish it had a slightly more solid feel and was thinner.

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    I just want a battery which lasts an entire day! That alone would compel me to upgrade.

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