iPhone Nano arriving in June?
Telco lets slip possible sucessor launch date
Some careless words - or carefully planned ones, depending on how you look at it – thought to have come from a United Arab Emirates telco executive may have uncovered the launch date for the iPhone 3G’s successor.
When Mark Davis, Program Director for iPhone at Etisalat, announced on Monday that the iPhone 3G would launch in the UAE on 15 February, he also reportedly let slip that "next version of the device” is “due out in June”.
However, it's worth noting that some online reports have questioned whether the reference to June was a direct comment by Davis or was simply a paragraph within the original story from which Western coverage of his comments has devolved. That said, most observers agree that the date appears to have come from Davis himself.
Apple blogs around the world have since erupted with speculation that this is definitive proof that the firm’s crafted a new iPhone.
We'd point out that June is the month in which Apple released both the original iPhone and the current iPhone 3G, and since Apple likes to issue updated products year in, year out, it's reasonable to assume that any iPhone successor will debut then.
Rumours of a smaller device – commonly dubbed the iPhone Nano – have been doing the rounds for months, and Davis’ comments will also fuel speculation that’s already focused on images of Nano-size cases, claims by chipmakers and shots of oddly worded Apple XML code as proof of a new iPhone model. ®
Re: Just a misleading headline
It's called "getting buzz-words in" - like every laptop review a few months back just had to name-drop the Eee, Air, etc. It's done to draw traffic towards sites (El Reg is not alone) from people stupid enough to search for such terms and blindly click on the first link they find.
Just a misleading headline
What's the news? Everybody is expecting an iPhone refresh in June anyway. And no word about the nano.
"and since Apple likes to issue updated products year in, year out, it's reasonable to assume that any iPhone successor will debut then."
Come on. iPhone nano - how will you type, it's hard enough on the iPhone already !
Upgrade to iPhone in June? What can they possibly do - perhaps upgrade the optics/camera electronics. I can't see what else they can do that isn't possible with a software patch on the current iPhone 3G (e.g. copy/paste). They can't make it smaller, it's thin enough. Perhaps some more memory but really, what else is feasible?
Hope its on all networks
I hope that Apple let all networks sell the next one. I hate the fact its only on 02 over here in the uk.
But I have a 16gb 2nd gen ipod touch so not in to much of a rush to get the next one...
On contract with T-mobile and would like to use an iphone with them thats not jail broken..
"Apple likes to issue updated products year in, year out"
...and often does this by releasing the same product as the previous year but with some of the features removed, or using lesser grade components.