3G IPhone Due on June 9

The 3G iPhone will be announced June 9, the likely date of Apple CEO Steve Jobs' keynote at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference, analysts said in research notes on Thursday.

The 3G iPhone will be the "first of an impressive wave of new products" from Apple, wrote Citi analysts Richard Gardner and Yeechang Lee. They also expect an updated Mac laptop and iPod lines. The Apple conference is scheduled for June 9-13 in San Francisco.

In addition to a 3G iPhone release in early June, the 2.5G model could have a "minor casing change" and a price drop to between US$299 and $349, compared to the current $399, wrote Shaw Wu, an analyst with American Technology Research, in a research report.

Those predictions are consistent with a February prediction Gardner made that 3G iPhones will be announced by midyear. The 3G iPhone release will help Apple meet its target of shipping 10 million iPhones in 2008, Gardner wrote at the time. Apple is confident it will sell 10 million iPhones this year, officials said during a conference call on Wednesday to discuss the company's second-quarter earnings.

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I'd have one if I didn't have to tie myself to an 18-month £35 per month contract with O2, particularly when I have a year of a £20 per month contract with Orange left.

No phone is worth that much extra money...

When is it getting unlocked officeally? I just got a 3G sim card and 02 unlimited bolt on, no way am I getting a contract being a student an all. But I work part time I could save up for this dam thing I just don't want the expensive contract. I get a bit fedup of carrying my Ipod and Phone around with me all the time.

Old?

Web apps. Safari Mobile. E-mail. Amazing UI. Touchscreen. iTunes.

You must be from the future where there are even better iPhones!

Everything you listed is neither new or amazing.

Web apps... well of course thats new... "web apps" is Apples word for "special version of a website made specifically for the iPhon and nothing else"
Safari Mobile... just apples version of a browser on a phone
E-mail - what??? how is this remotely new technology
Amazing UI - this isn't really "technology" apart from when you rotate it.
Touchscreen... wake up didnt nokia use one on a phone 4 years ago?
Apple iTunes... just apples version of a music player on a phone

You must be from the past when phones were bigger and heavier than bricks.

Safari mobile is perhaps the best thing to happen to a mobile phone. It's a full featured browser! It renders things pretty well, unlike all the other browsers. WAP was always a joke, and browsers for PDAs have always kinda sucked. safari on the iphone + multi touch is great. I guess the only thing that was ever close to that was the browser included in the PSP, and that wasn't a phone, and it still sucked a bit !


itunes, email, etc.. I dont care about that.

For me it will be an E71 in black immediately after it gets released in August or so. Apple can keep hteir metrosexual lifestyle phones.

That's interesting, I didn't think they would keep the older one on the market but it makes complete sense when you think about it.
Still not the phone for me, but It's good they are adding stuff like GPS and 3g at last, stuff it should have had from day one. Hopefully they will add a camera flash as well

There's better cheaper alternatives. the iPhone should be correctly called an iPod with one of its features being a phone. If you want a phone with music player look elsewhere. I wonder if by 3G they mean they will get to something such as HSDPA 7.2mbps or faster or just some more out of date crap.

ok so they have finally inovated enough to get 3g, what about the rest of the things it doesnt have....i still dont get the hype on these thigns, i know a guy that has one and his comment was, its good just not as a phone!!!

(whocares78 said @ #5)
... i know a guy that has one and his comment was, its good just not as a phone!!!

Oooh! He knows a guy that has a bad comment on the phone! Stop the presses!


Seriously though, if it's good enough to sell, and good enough to have all the 800lbs gorillas of the industry to have "iPhone killer" lineups, then its good enough for hype.

It may not be for you, heck it may not even be for me (which I don't know if it is, being in this weird cell-technology hole that is Canada), but so far it has definitely been worth the hype.

(Decel said @ #5.1)

Oooh! He knows a guy that has a bad comment on the phone! Stop the presses!


Seriously though, if it's good enough to sell, and good enough to have all the 800lbs gorillas of the industry to have "iPhone killer" lineups, then its good enough for hype.

It may not be for you, heck it may not even be for me (which I don't know if it is, being in this weird cell-technology hole that is Canada), but so far it has definitely been worth the hype.

umm grow up,

so have u even used or seen one. i have used one and seen one, and it did seem pretty,but that was about it, the camera was nice and the multi media capabilities seemd good to me. and when a mac lover tells me its great but not as a phone then i tend to believe him, especially seeing he has been in tech longer than u have probably been alive

(whocares78 said @ #5.2)

umm grow up,

so have u even used or seen one. i have used one and seen one, and it did seem pretty,but that was about it, the camera was nice and the multi media capabilities seemd good to me. and when a mac lover tells me its great but not as a phone then i tend to believe him, especially seeing he has been in tech longer than u have probably been alive

And what does that have to do with general hype. If Bill Gates said he doesn't like the iPhone, and he basically helped make tech what it is now, does that mean that we should ban the product?

(JamesWeb said @ #4)
Wow, a 3G phone, the innovations just don't stop at Apple, do they?

Lol knowing apple they will advertise it as innovative and the first phone with 3g .

(JamesWeb said @ #4)
Wow, a 3G phone, the innovations just don't stop at Apple, do they?

Yea, they're just coming out with something a whole lot of people have asked for since the first iPhone model was released. What a boring move indeed...

(JamesWeb said @ #4)
Wow, a 3G phone, the innovations just don't stop at Apple, do they?

Yes, i-rack will come this year.

"In addition to a 3G iPhone release in early June, the 2.5G model could have a "minor casing change"

Only Apple would call that an "impressive wave of new products".