July 31, 2007 | Stéphane Dion
The Infineon chip used in the iPhone has more power under the hood than we first thought. According to a French analyst, Apple used the Infineon technological platform MP-E+ or MP-EU to build the iPhone. And both of them can manage Flash, Java and MMS. Even more interesting, the platform also has the GPS, FM tuner and 3G capabilities already built-in. But what is the good news here? All those features can be activated by a simple firmware update!
This piece of information confirms that the iPhone hardware is really at the cutting edge of mobile device technologies. But this also means that Apple could rapidly come up with firmware updates that could seriously improve the features of the iPhone. That’s good news, isn’t it?
Excellent news also for iPhone 1.0 owners who are not buying a product that could be completely outdated in six month from now.
[Merci pour l'information Martin]