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Next iPhone to go on sale during WWDC, not after?

updated 04:50 pm EDT, Wed April 28, 2010

Would bring iPhone debuts in line within iPods

In a change of pace, the next iPhone could be released during WWDC this year, rather than sometime after, say sources identified as "familiar with the situation." Since the introduction of the original iPhone, Apple has made it a habit to announce new models at WWDC, then launch them online and/or at retail a few weeks later. If the sources are correct, a next-generation iPhone could go on sale as soon as June 7th, when Apple will probably host the WWDC 2010 keynote.

The switch would bring the iPhone into line with the iPod, which for several years had new models announced and launched simultaneously. Why Apple would move up iPhone shipping times is unknown, but some speculation suggests that the tactic could be linked to the leak of a prototype. With many of the basic hardware changes now public, Apple could feel a quick launch necessary to maintain interest.






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  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    right....

    Because of that leaked prototype...

    Because, without that, there wouldn't be a single word about the new iPhone.

    Maybe it's just that the damn thing is finished and will be ready to go by then, so there's no reason to wait another f'ing month, thus being able to actually get some of the sales into the June quarter.

    Or perhaps even Apple doesn't see the next gen iPhone drawing so much buzz that there's no reason to wait (seriously, for even the 3Gs model wasn't some revolutionary 'gotta have it' device over the 3G model). Oooh, look, it's using circular buttons for the volume!

  1. Jeffois

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +6

    Predictable...

    I actually was able to identify the poster accurately based on the tone.

    This means two things:

    1) I read this stuff far too often

    2) After all these years, even when the analysis is good, as it is in the above post, the
    confrontational tone used is so absurdly predictable.

  1. t0mat0

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    w

    The leaked iphone points out specifically that it was ready to go to production and sale earlier this year - the fact there were DVT models out and around - that there were confirmations that it was ahead of a presupposed schedule of release later than WWDC.

    Wonder if Apple, if they are announcing at WWDC - could sell handsets at WWDC. Would be a nice twist.

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