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.