Rumor: iPhone Delayed

Rumor: iPhone Delayed

Summary: As if it wasn't bad enough that Mac OS 10.5 Leopard was delayed by four months, now there are rumblings that iPhone may be delayed due to battery issues.

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iPhone Delayed?As if it wasn't bad enough that Mac OS 10.5 Leopard was delayed by four months, now there are rumblings that iPhone may be delayed due to battery issues. Apple shouldn't be able to blame iPhone software for the delay as they they just moved all of their OS X developers to iPhone.

Smarthouse reports the iPhone may be delayed by "quality problems." Apparently Taiwanese manufacturer Han Hai (aka Foxconn) is concerned about iPhone's battery and talk time and question whether Apple will meet its June launch date.

...the designs Apple have delivered for manufacturing are not robust enough and that the Apple software functions built into the phone are sucking juice out of the batteries to the extent that talk time is significantly compromised.

Is it a big deal if both Leopard and iPhone are significantly delayed? Did Apple take iPhone engineers to move them over to the monitors group? 

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  • It should be interesting

    It should be interesting to see how the Apple fanboys spin this one.

    Let's watch...
    Qbt
    • The standard spin

      WIll probably be that, um, it's a RUMOR.
      frgough
    • No, Apple fanboys don't spin

      Normal people spin, Apple fanboys just deny everything and make the rest up as they go along.

      What delay?

      What battery problems?

      Defend the Queen...
      Scrat
      • ok

        We'll see at the end of this just who's spinning, rumoring, or just plain spamming.

        IF Apple officially delays it's release, call me. (And don't give me that June 11 crap - that was just a single phone support manager at Cingular, NOT Apple)

        So unless there's an official delay until AFTER June, its just wait and see.
        rwahrens1952
        • Actually, the latest word from Cingular

          was that the iPhone was good to go, as far as Cingular was concerned anyway, by the END of June.
          Make of that what you will.
          mustangj36@...
  • Typical Apple product

    Massively restrictive in what you can do, massively overpriced when compared to competing products, and late, late, late!

    Nice to see the standard Apple zealots defending, explaining, and excusing yet another flop though! As if the massive amounts of Tiger vulnerabilities, dismal AppleTV quality, and Leopard delays weren't quite embarrassing enough, now they have to scramble to explain why the iDumbPhone's delay for battery issues is actually a good thing. The funny thing is that iDumbPhone will likely be late but will [b]still[/b] have battery issues (just like the iPod) and remember boys and girls, when your battery dies, you will have to throw out your $600 (+3 year contract) iDumbPhone away because [b]the battery can't be changed[/b]!! HAHAHAHA!!!!
    NonZealot
    • it's a web rumour... relax... nt

      ...
      doctorSpoc
    • Do we know that for 100% certain?

      [b]The funny thing is that iDumbPhone will likely be late but will [i]still[/i] have battery issues (just like the iPod) and remember boys and girls, when your battery dies, you will have to throw out your $600 (+3 year contract) iDumbPhone away because [i]the battery can't be changed!![/i] HAHAHAHA!!!! [/b]

      Do we know that the battery can't be changed - PERIOD? Or can the phone be sent into an Authorized Apple shop and have them swap one in (for a hefty fee, of course)?

      Somehow, I just can't see Apple going the route of making the phone totally disposable once the battery decides it won't take a charge any longer.

      And for what it's worth... Cingular's typical contracts only last two years. I can see the vast majority of early suckers (er.. adopters) getting blindsighted into a longer stretch of a contract, but, once the battery problems (AND any other issues that will undoubtably crop up) become apparent, Cingular will have a very difficult time selling them with an extended contract.
      Wolfie2K3
    • Geez, you sure sound like a Zealot!

      Your posting is sooo inacurate as to to utterly rediculous
      Reverend MacFellow
    • Typical Windows Person

      Not sure where you are getting the "late, late, late!" from but whatever. Like all windows junkies, you have been programmed from birth to hate Apple and anything to do with it. The fact that you own an iPod is probably somewhat embarrassing :D. The last time I checked the only reason MS ever delivered something on time was that it was bugged to the point of non-functional. When was the last time that a device crashed on Steve Jobs mid demo like Mr. Gates? I seem to remember Win98 coming out in '99?

      But seriously, I am amazed at how riled up you are when the device isn't even available and you are making statements based on rumor and conjecture. If you don't like the device, guess what? You don't have to buy one. :D

      Cheers!
      wyldchyld
  • iDumbphone?

    "iDumbphone"? It seems that you really have an issue with Apple's new pet
    project. Regardless of whether someone loves or hates Apple, the iPhone will
    come and go. It will have it's time, but how long will it be before all the jealous
    cloners have something that is "just like the iPhone" on the market? Everyone is
    speculating so hard on the iPhone. The buzz is so hot you could fry a blackberry
    on it! Even if people stoipped buzzing long enough to listen to Apple about what
    the iPhone is, no one will know until they have lived with one for a month or so.
    What it is not, is a "Smartphone". The so called "Smartphone's" ain't so smart
    anyhow, and they have gone the way of the palm pilot, ie., "has been" technology.
    What the iPhone will be, (IMHO) is a phone that works the way all phones should
    already be working, and it will do a lot of things that no one ever thought a phone
    could do. Stop the jealousy. Hating will get you no where.
    Cheesejam
    • He's a Troll

      It's what he does
      Reverend MacFellow
    • Truth is, the iPhone is not a brilliant new idea.

      There are plenty of combination phone/pda/mp3 players on the market already and they nearly all have better capabilities and capacities than what has been specified for the upcoming iPhone, and they cost less too. The only differences are the iPhone's design and that it is from Apple. That last is it's greatest strength and what Apple depends heavily on. They know very well that their hardcore fans will buy ANYTHING with the Apple brand on it.
      mustangj36@...
  • "Does what phone should already be doing"

    Have another glass of Koolaid.
    media_mogul