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3G iPhone Coming in Second Quarter of 2008

Highly anticipated, users have been asking for a 3G iPhone even before the release of the original was announced. According to Apple and AT&T however, 3G networks were not ready and AT&T has been rushing to upgrade its cellular network to 3G in the last year. Using technology based on EDGE, current iPhone users can access the Internet wherever they go, but suffer from slow speeds. 3G iPhones will potentially offer users up to 2mbit/sec. transfer rates.

In a report released by Bank of America analyst Scott Craig, Apple will have an major increase in iPhone product sometime in June.

"Our latest channel checks point to a significant production build of a 3G iPhone beginning in the month of June after an initial small build in May," said Craig.

This coincides with a previous announcement made by AT&T last year, indicating that its networks will be ready for a 3G iPhone release in 2008.

Despite mentioning a small build in May, Craig said that Apple’s production is by no means a small amount. Expected production levels are 3 million 3G iPhones starting in May followed by more than 8 million sometime in the 3rd quarter of the year.

iPhone sales have been extremely successful for Apple, having sold more than 4 million units to date, with an expectation to hit 10 million by year’s end. The phone has been so successful in fact, that Microsoft’s mobile development team is starting to poke around in the iPhone SDK. The software giant mentioned that the team is looking into ways where it can take advantage of Apple’s intuitive phone and growing user base.

  • yawn, who didnt see this one coming, its why many of us have waited, that and i have to wait to get out of my Verizon contract, only to jump in bed with ATT, o well.
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  • i agree with crashgsxr750, thats why i dont have one, waiting for second generation
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  • shank2001
    This is going to make me leave Verizon. I will miss verizon, but not my old smartphone! I have had a taste of the iphone through my ipod touch, and I am sold! Just need the next gen to come out.
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  • 3G Technology is available in Europe and Asia for years now. :) Don't think Apple is making a big breakthrough. Maybe for USA...By the way, did you know the GSM technology is European invention? (French concept to be exact). So AT&T is just following waaaaay behind at the back of the bus. Go ahead and buy those 800$+ Apple 3G phones...You'll just make Steve richer.
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  • Instead of waiting for an overpiced 3g iphone that won't let me change batteries or sim cards....I bought a iphone clone from CECT. As a bonus, its already 3G....
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  • siujoey
    Right, and your Cect iPhone clone is a complete piece of shit, like the rest of the Cect's. As for GSM being a European invention? Wow, who cares- have fun typing on your computer, (American invention) which connects you to the internet (American) talking about cellular phones (Also American) Think before you speak- you won't seem so stupid.
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  • Inventor of the internet is english. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Berners-Lee
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  • vincois
    Actually.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet#Creation

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  • siujoey
    "he implemented his invention in 1990, with the first successful communication between a client and server via the Internet on December 25, 1990"

    Seems to me if he implemented his invention "via the internet", the internet would have existed before his invention. Logic > you.
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  • Roodvosje said...

    "Inventor of the internet is english. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Berners-Lee"

    Uh no. Tim Berners Lee invented the World Wide Web, not The Internet. You do know the difference right?
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