updated 05:05 pm EST, Tue March 4, 2008
3G iPhone in four months?
In advance of Apple's 3G iPhone announcement, Citigroup believes the new version of the device could be surfacing within four months. According to AppleInsider, analyst Rich Garder came to the conclusion based on input from several industry sources, which he claims confirms a 3G version of the iPhone during the second quarter. Caris & Co. analyst Shebly Seyrafi believes that Apple will meet its 10 million unit goal, but will not succeed in putting adequate pressure on the rest of the market.
This news precedes Apple's announcement on Thursday, relating to the highly anticipated software developers kit. Apple is hosting an event at its headquarters in Cupertino. The event is expected to draw many enterprise solution providers.
There is much speculation as to the nature of the developer kit, and how the created content will be distributed. Apple may make iPhone apps available for sale through the iTunes store, while it could potentially loosen its grip on smaller, home-made applications.