iPhone: The pieces are falling in place for lift-off

The Federal Communications Commission has apparently given Apple's iPhone device the green light, according to AppleInsider. AppleInsider reports that the FCC basically cleared the iPhone for sale.

The Federal Communications Commission has apparently given Apple's iPhone device the green light, according to AppleInsider.

AppleInsider reports that the FCC basically cleared the iPhone for sale. At the bottom of the iPhone post, AppleInsider provides all the documentation.

Add it up and you have the following:

  • FCC approval. Check.
  • Carrier (AT&T) locked and loaded to move units: Check.
  • The ability to meet demand. Check (for now).

Bear Stearns analyst Andy Neff said in a research note that "despite momentary concern related to reports of potential delay, Apple reaffirmed the June release of iPhone and expressed its confidence in meeting its goal of 10 million units."

Neff based his comments on a meeting with Ron Johnson, senior vice president of retail, and Tom Boger, senior director of Mac product marketing.

Neff said:

"Apple noted that it has focused on improving every facet of user experience, including at the point of sales, to further differentiate iPhone. Apple noted that iPhone will be sold through 2,000 store fronts (exclusively Apple and AT&T stores)."

Sounds like the iPhone launch, which in theory will create a new ecosystem for Mac products, is locked and loaded.