So is Apple going to introduce its own mobile phone after all? According to this piece from the good folks at InformationWeek, a couple of patents recently acquired by the iPeople could point in that direction, but... y'know, we've heard this before.
That said, where there's smoke there's usually fire, and it wouldn't be an enormous surprise to see an iPhone hit the shelves in the next couple of years. We can only hope that Apple learned its lesson from that debacle with the Motorola ROKR (Apple insisted that the phone only be able to contain 100 songs, so as to avoid too much competition for the iPod itself), which had the phone manufacturer running in tears to Linux for its next music-centric device.
Obviously Apple would be producing this one by itself but, as usual, we'll believe it when we see it.