updated 10:05 am EDT, Fri August 11, 2006
Jobs discusses iPhone
Apple CEO Steve Jobs has reportedly been discussing his "iPhone" -- which is believed by many to be under development by the tight-lipped company. One person familiar with Jobs' excited discussions believes he has approved the release of prototype cell phones to at least two potential OEM manufacturing partners in recent months, according to AppleInsider. The phone designs are believed to conform to Apple's integrated model, according to the source, leveraging the company's tight-knit digital media franchises. A second informant spoke of increasing excitement surrounding the phone. The informant, who has religiously proved reliable about predicting Apple's future in the Music industry, said the device will debut earlier than expected in the form of a "big bang" introduction that will surprise even insiders, according to the report.