Influential tech pundit says iPhone 'will be 3G in 60 days'
Industry-favoured tech journalist Walt Mossberg - well, he does write for the Wall Street Journal - has claimed the 3G iPhone will be here "in 60 days".
That timeframe, if correct, takes us into early June. That's almost a year on from 2007's announcement of iPhone availability, which took place on 11 June. The Apple handset went on sale a few weeks later.
Given T-Mobile's recent move to subsidise the purchase price of the 8GB iPhone in Germany - an interesting move that could vastly expand demand for the handset by removing the most widely cited barrier to adoption: the handset's price relative to other smartphones - and claims that Apple and its partners are clearing out stocks of the current version of the phone, the June timeframe seems a distinct possibility.
Mossberg's statement, made at a Beet.tv conference, perhaps carries more weight than most claims because of the fellow's status as one of the most courted journos out there. There can be few technology manufacturers who wouldn't jump at the chance to get a write-up in as widely-read business title as the WSJ. Consequently, Mossberg gets a early heads-up on most upcoming products, and Apple's no exception in giving the guy kit to play with ahead of general availability.
Did I need to add sarcasm tags?
Oh dear, was it not clear enough?
@AC, The Sequel
First up, if laughing at you is your definition of getting riled up, the people you meet must be really pissed off. :-p
But if you want to turn an argument, you make out like all the stuff I can do with my Athena is just there to show off. (Personally, I was under the impression that that was about the only thing the iPhone was designed for, but hey.) That's a fairly stupid thing to say - it's an Athena. It's big, it's ugly, the HTC drivers make it lag like hell, and for some reason T-Mobile thought it would look awesome in silver and pink. It is not the kind of thing you show off with.
What you have to remember is that PuTTY, VNC etc are only on there because I installed them - ie, I need them. I admin servers and it is damned, DAMNED handy to be able to pull my phone out of my pocket anywhere in the world and sort them out. Just ask Maddox.
Plus, using the massive internal hard drive and a custom media player I installed to watch DivX and Xvid movies on the go is a bonus. ;-) But I guess you can do that with the iPhone to-...what? Sorry? It doesn't support those code.....oh. My bad.
Sorry mate - for actually doing anything, which is what smartphones are actually for, the Athena wins hands down, again and again and again. The iPhone is just a toy for showing off to your mates.
This will probably shock most of you but I am what you might describe as an Apple Fanboi. I had an iPhone and, I sold it.
The main issues for me were it's size, fragility and email problems from my AOL account over GPRS where it wouldnt let me send unless it was set to an 02 SMTP server - and then it wouldn't let me send via Wi-Fi.
At £35 per month this just wasn't good enough so I unlocked it and ebayed the life out of it to recoup some of my outlay.
I now have a W890i and it's fantastic, offers push email that just works and HSDPA - just a shame I'm still stuck with that contract.
Unless the 3G iPhone is something pretty special or half the size of the 2G one, i'll be sticking with my W890i.
Does anyone know when (if) the iPhone will be able to sync with exchange outlook? I'm ready to dump my increasingly clunky Orange Tytn II as soon as this is the case. It can take me five minutes to make a call by the time I've losed all the programs, seen it crash reset it and waited for it to boot up. Very frustrating...
Yes, we did. This is why we say what we say - iPhone is so far a shiny crippled cellphone, that is, nothing else - and this is why I have a W960i and a TyTn and would not consider iPhone anytime soon unless some major changes happen.
You know claiming it's easyand quick to type on the iPhone is just so ridiculous it made me laugh - your is probably the most pathetic Mac-troll post here for long time. :)