iOS 4.3 Reveals New iPhone And iPad Models

iOS 4.3

Developers have been busy digging into the internal of iOS 4.3 beta ever since it was released to developers of iOS Developer Program earlier in the week and not surprisingly they have found something interesting.

They have found references to the next generation iPhone and iPad in the iOS 4.3 beta file system.

Developers have already found references to “iPhone4,1”, “iPhone4,2”, “iPad2,1”, “iPad2,2” and “iPad2,3” in the iOS 4.3 beta file system.

Apple uses these models numbers to distinguish between different hardware models.

For example: The original iPhone carries the model number of “iPhone 1,1” while the iPhone 3G is labeled “iPhone1,2” and iPhone 3GS is labeled “iPhone2,1” and iPhone 4 is labeled “iPhone3,1”. These numbers do not change for simple storage increases and instead represent functionally different devices.

In case of the iPad, iProd1,1 was the original reference. But the reference of the production model is iPad1,1.

Based on this, it looks like Apple is working on two new iPhone models (“iPhone4,1”, “iPhone4,2”) and also three new iPad models (“iPad2,1”, “iPad2,2” and “iPad2,3”). In case of the iPhone, the second digit probably represents a GSM iPhone and a CDMA iPhone with the launch of Verizon iPhone earlier in the week. In the case of the iPad, the second digit represents a Wi-Fi only mode, iPad Wi-Fi+3G model that works on GSM network and iPad Wi-Fi+3G model that works on CDMA network (weโ€™ve heard rumors that Apple may release a CDMA iPad on Verizon’s network).

Weโ€™re eagerly waiting for the new iPhones and iPads, which is expected to be launched in June/July and March/April time frame respectively? How about you?

[via Engadget]

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  • Shrivatsa

    i cant wait to get my hands on the new iPad. Really waiting for the announcement (whenever it is). The old one was amazing, i cant wait to see what the new one has in store. Will definitely pre-order it.

  • jdb

    I’m with you. Really looking forward to the new iPad. iPhone, yes, but not as much.

  • fas

    The new iPad is going to be awesome, its going to kill most of the new tablets with eases.

  • IPhone Owner

    I’d like to say is: Why has the next generation business model become the standard!? We’re excited about the next “model” of the same device; WHY? Apple/companies know exactly they want users to do with their devics. I think it’s a gimick to keep their original starting prices (e.g. give the consumer 1 or 2 extra features and keep the same jacked up prices). Honestly, we should be pissed off about this; what do you all think!?

  • Toby

    lol @ iProd1,1

  • KeyMastur

    i’m eagerly awaiting a JB for the current iOS that was basically promised before Christmas…..

  • Iphonehacks doesn’t jailbreak anything they are a news source for iPhone “users”. The jailbreak that was promised by christmas is being built for free. They don’t owe anyone anything. Just get an android device and enjoy root or be patient ๐Ÿ™‚ the beta redsnow is available if you want it that badly.

  • cristov

    sooo… whats iPhone3,3 thats listed then?

  • sai

    wellcome all new ipod-ipad-iphone.

  • flyezz

    THE dev team has failld.

    we need another team that can unlock our iphone 4

  • josemir da silva

    WHO CARES!? Or who doesn’t know a new iphone and ipad is coming out?
    Guess what, Iphone 5, 6,7,8 is coming out ๐Ÿ™‚ so just chill with this iphone 3,2 stuff

  • devseed

    I can predict 4.2 JB will come out when 4.4 beta is out for devs testing. Then 4.3 will be out when 5.0 is out and soon 5.0 JB will be out when version 10 is in dev seed….

  • ip1

    Who gets the iPhone 3,3?

  • angelos ahana

    maybe, its not a new iphone its just the verizon one that has an extra antenna on it. And it needed its own software for hardware ๐Ÿ˜‰