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Is a 3g iphone on the way

According to apple insider, o2 will reduce the 8gb handset on Wednesday... to £169 saving £100

Does this mean that as expected that a 3g handset will launch in May???

I hope so.. I love the phone but the edge sucks!!!!
Anonymous
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Is a 3g iphone on the way

It could be that a 3G version of the i-phone is on the way. The way that the price has been dropped indicates that they are getting ready to move onto the next product. I have heard rumours circulating for a while about a new one coming, but the other day that someone who owns an IT company said that he is expecting the new I-phone in 2 weeks or so.
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3G Iphone

It is later this year. But it wouldn't matter because O2's coverage is so crap that we can hardly get a 3G signal.
Anonymous
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Re: 3G Iphone

It is later this year. But it wouldn't matter because O2's coverage is so crap that we can hardly get a 3G signal.


I guess it depends where you are but for me I get 3G and full HSDPA pretty much all the places I travel to for work and also at home. Thats London, Manchester and Glasgow and quite a lot of other places. This is using a data card with my laptop on the O2 network.

Speeds aren't shabby either. Where I get HSDPA its around a 1 meg connection.
Anonymous
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Is a 3g iphone on the way

I have good o2 3G coverage here in suffolk
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Is a 3g iphone on the way

Times Online February 29, 2008

Apple gears up for June launch of 3G iPhone
Analysts have suggested that Apple is working towards a mid-year launch date for the much-anticipated 3G iPhone Jonathan Richards
Apple may be planning to release a 3G version of its hugely popular iPhone as early as the middle of the year, according to reports.

An industry analyst's note reports that Apple has lined up the German chipmaker Infineon Technologies to supply parts for its next-generation phone, and may release the product as soon as June or July.

Speculation has been fuelled by the reports that Apple has begun to reduce its focus on the current iPhone platform - which runs on the 2.5G network known as EDGE - in favour of developing software for the newer device.

Steve Jobs, Apple's chief executive, has previously hinted that a 3G version of the device could hit the shelves later this year. A June launch would come 12 months after the iPhone's release in the US.

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The 3G iPhone is expected to trigger a flurry of sales to fans who are enamoured of the iPhone but feel that its most innovative features - such as the web browser - are hampered by the slower network.

The UBS analyst, Ben Reitzes, also said that the business appeal of the iPhone will be improved with the release of a new software kit that will allow developers to write applications for the iPhone - much as they do for the networking site Facebook.

“We believe new features could help address issues that are limiting iPhone penetration in the enterprise," including compatibility with Microsoft's e-mail applications, Mr Reitzes said.

A separate note issued by Morgan Stanley suggested that Apple could be on the cusp of some major announcements because Mr Jobs had been travelling more than usual. In the past three quarters, Mr Jobs had spent $550,000 on air travel - nearly three times more than the average spent over the past year and a half, a Morgan Stanley analyst wrote.

Because Mr Jobs was "integral" to any negotiations with phone networks vying to win the contract to supply the iPhone, the extra travel was likely to relate to the release of the iPhone in new countries, including in Asia and Europe.

"We'd point to a 34 per cent year-on-year increase in R&D and 170 per cent year-on-year increase in Steve Jobs' airplane expense in the December quarter as signs Apple is preparing for meaningful product launches," the analyst, Kathryn Huberty, wrote.

Apple is due to unveil a "software roadmap" for the iPhone at a meeting at its headquarters in Cupertino, California, next week.

Yesterday Apple shares gained more than 4 per cent on the back of optimism that the company can counteract the effects of an economic downturn by encouraging software developers to write applications for its iPhone, triggering greater demand for the device.