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Apple to use WWDC to announce iPhone?

updated 02:55 pm EDT, Mon May 12, 2008

Apple announcing 3G iPhone

Apple CEO Steve Jobs will most likely use the WWDC conference keynote on June 9th to unveil the much-anticipated 3G iPhone, with an expected launch date of Friday, June 27th. According to CNN Money, the combination of analysts predictions, AT&T's holiday restrictions, the SDK launch, and the global shortages of the device have all contributed to the estimate. As is typical of its style, Apple has remained silent on any details surrounding the release, save for some photos that could be a leaked glimpse of the device.

Should the iPhone launch on June 27th, that would give Apple four days of sales to bolster lacking numbers - mainly due to shortages - until the June quarter closes.

Earlier today, Piper Jaffray senior analyst Gene Munster said that Apple would sell 1.7 million iPhones with the announcement of a 3G device, despite slowing sales of the current generation model.

by MacNN Staff



  1. dagamer34

    Joined: Dec 1969


    O rly

    O RLY?

  1. mgpalma

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I don't know

    That seems like an awfully long time to go with zero sales.

  1. wings_rfs

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Awfully Long Is Right

    No way will Apple go for over a month with zero iPhone sales. With the iPhone shortages the way they are (i.e., none or "no longer available") it just isn't likely at all that the shortage is simply high demand and low supply. That would be a colossal blunder on Apple's part. Expect iPhone 2.0 within a few days, probably tomorrow.

  1. MyRightEye

    Joined: Dec 1969




  1. jwdsail

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Not sure..

    I'm not sure.. mostly because I hope this is wrong ;-)

    I think we'll see a 3G announcement sooner than the 9th, with a shipping date of the 15th of June.. Or the announcement on the 9th with shipping on the 15th.

    Why would ATT hold vacations starting the 15th if it was shipping so much latter? What could be so different with the new phone that it would take that much "training"?

    No, I think it'll ship on the 15th, and Jobs may announce sooner than the 9th, so that the 9th can focus entirely on the SDK, the App Store, and all the great apps we'll see...

    And I hope an amazing "one more thing..." or two... new touch cinema displays or touch surface input devices as described in a few patents...


  1. Feynman

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Not including weekends...

    ...we have 20 more days till WWDC. I wouldn't expect anything till then.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I just don't understand the point in announcing the iPhone 2.0 at a developer's conference. It isn't covered like the WWDCs, and, truthfully, every developer there knows all about the phone (h***, let's be serious, everyone knows about the phone).

    And going two whole months without any sales? That does seem ridiculous, esp. to those people who might need a phone, want to get an iPhone, but can't wait until July/August.

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