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Three million 3G iPhones in June, report claims

updated 09:10 am EDT, Mon April 28, 2008

3M 3G iPhones in June?

The 3G iPhone is not only coming in June, but its early production numbers are already known, a Taiwanese newspaper claims. Industry publication Commercial Times is citing institutional investors, who say that Foxconn has landed a contract to begin assembling new iPhones for shipment in June. While this echoes earlier reports from March, CT says it has also obtained information from component suppliers, who have been told by Apple that the should begin preparing material supplies by the end of May.

Foxconn is expected to ship over 3 million 3G iPhones in June, and produce as many as 24 to 25 million units before Apple switches to another product. Foxconn already assembles the current 2.5G iPhone.

A 3G iPhone has long been expected this year due to a brief mention by the CEO of AT&T, but until recently it was assumed it would ship late in the year; recent reports have, however, increasingly pointed to a June/July launch, much as with the original iPhone. This would also coincide with the release of the iPhone 2.0 firmware and its accompanying App Store.




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  1. vinnieA2

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    woohoo 3G - NOT!

    This will certainly spur European sales, but here in Iowa, there isn't ANY 3G available according to the AT&T website. Hello, AT&T... I am now sitting on my hands, with my wallet firmly pocketed, sticking with Verizon until you get it together.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Re: woohoo!

    Haven't you been listening??? You don't need 3G. EDGE is great! And you can get it now!

    But shouldn't those material suppliers be preparing their stuff before the end of may, not by the end of may? But, I guess, Apple just needs them all available for WWDC, although it just seems stupid to think they'd use a developer conference to launch the 3G iPhone. The SDK, maybe (but, then again, what is there to really to keynote on with that, since all attendees already have it, most likely, so I guess it comes down to the App Store). Of course, there's probably going to be some worthless developers at this thing that are going to expect to hear some exciting early news about 10.6, not realizing no one will be using 'old fashioned' computers in a year. It's all about the iPhone!

    The 3G iPhone will probably launch separately, with an announcement brouhaha happening a week or two before WWDC.

  1. nat

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    wow

    testudo you've outdone yourself. you're creating your own rants as you go.

    in a short article about a taiwanese newspaper report you've managed to include edge, wwdc, sdk, the app store, worthless developers, 10.6 and old computers and of course the obligatory retort to a previous poster.

    splendid stuff. really. it would have been perfection had you managed to quote yourself somewhere in there.

  1. Feathers

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    huh?

    "...what is there to really to keynote on with that..." Guess I don't speak testudo with sufficient fluidity to understand that sentence!

  1. Constable Odo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    That's not enough...

    iPhones for sale to last even two whole months. They might even sell out before they're announced if this is a worldwide introduction. Corporate users might even toss away their BlackBerrys and demand push e-mail iPhones. iPhone FTW.

  1. chotty

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    new MaCNN section

    I wish there could be an entire section on MaCNN featuring every Testudo post ever.

    LOL, Nat

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    it's testurdo people

    get it right.... tesTURDo not testudo.

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    performance art

    i got it - testurdo is not trying to make a useful, coherent comment and failing miserably... he's a dada-esque performance artist.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    I call him t*******-udo

    He must drink fat arrogant b****** ale BEFORE he gets on the forums!

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -2

    OMG!

    I would've responded earlier, but I was on the floor laughing all afternoon at the hillarious posts (odd, considering so many complain about me posting about other comments, yet that's all anyone does).

    And making fun of my name! Oh, that's so funny! Man, shouldn't you kids be doing your homework by now???

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