12GB/3G iPhone in 6 months?!? Don't bet on it!

12GB/3G iPhone in 6 months?!? Don't bet on it!

Summary: Will Apple release a 12GB, 3G iPhone update in six months? I wouldn't bet on it.

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My ZDNet blogging colleague Russell Shaw has just received an interesting comment from a reader:

"I just got off the phone with an ATT Rep who said that there are no rebates for the 2 year agreement towards the phone. He said that Apple has released information on a NEW IPhone that will be 3G and 12gig with new features that will launch in 6 Months"

While I don't doubt the honesty of the tipster, I find it very hard to believe that Apple would pass on information about a new (and thus far secret) iPhone update to a rep just days before launch.  Neither Apple nor AT&T want people who are interested in jumping on the iPhone wave to sit on their money for another six months while they wait for a better handset.  Both companies what your money (and your signature on the dotted line) quickly. 

Also, pulling such a stunt would seriously annoy early adopters, something Apple is probably keen to avoid.

Thoughts?

Topics: Apple, iPhone, Mobility

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  • If you buy the iPhone...

    You're an iDiot. I dont have an i-anything and I sleep just fine.
    statseeker9
    • And yes

      I dont doubt that it's true. Come on, how are you going to let the frenzy die down after it just gets started. OOOOOO iPhone, I got an iPhone! Awwww, the 12GB one is out! Better get the new one, this is expensive, whew. But look, I got the NEW iPhone!
      statseeker9
  • Doubt it - Qualcomm chip problems will hit all of 3G growth

    3G growth is at risk anyway -
    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aPSgNFRAKcPA

    Seems that Qualcomm chips are being banned so all of new 3G may be delayed while the courts are fighting it out. Anyway, would at&t be busy pumping up their existing network to throw it away with a 3G phone in 6 monthes? ... nope.

    More FUD.
    Jim888
  • 3G on the IPhone

    There is NO WAY I will even look at the iPhone until it has at LEAST 3G broadband on it.
    podstolom
  • Offcourse it will be 3G on the end of 2007

    Over here in Europe 3G is standard and HSDPA (UMTS's successor) is being
    implemented right now. Today, the last EDGE network is being dismanteled. Apple
    promised to bring the iPhone to Europe the end of this year. An iPhone without
    some kind of (semi-)broadband internet access is like a car without the gas, so a
    succesfull launch of iPhone in Europe can only be done with a 3G model.
    Moreover, supposedly Vodafone will be the iPhone carrier and they invested a
    large sum in their UMTS networks. I gather they do want to use the iPhone to get
    some returns on their investment.

    It might be an expensive choice, but it will be 3G.
    Herrie
  • RE: 12GB/3G iPhone in 6 months?!? Don't bet on it!


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