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AT&T Says Apple has No New iPhone This Summer

Normally customer service representatives, as helpful as they can be when solving problems, aren't the best sources of information with regards to unannounced products. This is even more true when it comes to dealing with very secretive companies such as Apple.

An AT&T CSR, however, claimed that Apple has informed the U.S.'s largest wireless carrier that there will not be a new iPhone this summer. The CSR reportedly said:

Apple has informed us that they do not plan to release the iPhone in the June to July timeframe, though there will be a newer version in the future. Unfortunately, we have not been given a release time for the new phone. We will release this information on our website when it is available to us.

This information was given after a Macrumors reader inquired about the change in status of his upgrade eligibility.

Given the amount of speculation that all points to a delay in a new iPhone this year, there is good reason to believe that Apple has already informed its biggest iPhone clients about a change in the usual release cycle.

  • virtualban
    Is that wishful thinking on their part, as they """can't""" handle the traffic?
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  • adobejesus
    Jesus, enough typos in there.
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  • samely
    Oh no!
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  • B-Unit
    Not true. We got the 'white' iPhone...

    /sarcasm
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  • alidan
    think apple is takeing gameing section seriously, and wants to a complete upset and screw over the ngp, so they are waiting on a more main stream quad core, apposed to the geard down cell?
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  • Thunderfox
    Bug what will all the hipsters waste their money on?! It's the end of the world!

    Seriously though, when you only have one product, releasing a new version every year is rather silly when there isn't that much new technology out there that you can pack into it. They ought to wait at least two years so that tech can progress more with each cycle, and so that it will coincide with the end of people's two year contracts.
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  • @alidan

    you broke my babel fish..........
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  • COLGeek
    Um...so what? What would be the point in releasing a new phone now? Are our attention spans so short and our wallets so fat that we must have a new gizmo every few days in order to survive?

    I am amazed that this "non-news" is even presented here.
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  • I for one am glad this article's out. I am due for an upgrade in summer, and because I got schnaied by my mobile operator last time I ended up with a 3GS about two months before the 4 came out. Not happy. So next upgrade I'm waiting for the one that's "post-4". Even if it means I have to wait.
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  • molo9000
    ThunderfoxBug what will all the hipsters waste their money on?! It's the end of the world!Seriously though, when you only have one product, releasing a new version every year is rather silly when there isn't that much new technology out there that you can pack into it. They ought to wait at least two years so that tech can progress more with each cycle, and so that it will coincide with the end of people's two year contracts.
    Ever heard of Moore's law?
    This is simply how quickly this industry progresses. Not updating your product every year means competing against 12 months newer technology.
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