3G iPhone... What if?
June 9th, 2008. The fated and anticipated day of Apple's next WWDC. During the event will be a keynote presentation commanded by Stevie J. himself. Something big is happening, right?
Yup, no doubt about it. Stevie "Wonder" Jobs doesn't do presentations personally unless they are to share something big, so there is something big happening — no question.
What if it isn't the 3G iPhone though?
If you are like me, you are counting the days until the presentation with childlike enthusiasm. You are literally checking the blog scene daily for the next bit of "iPhone: The Second Coming," information in hopes that some kind of CONCRETE news, or spec sheets, roll down the pike. You are also keeping a reserved thought buried deep in the back of your mind. A thought that you don't want to utter, for fear that it may happen. The thought that asks; "What if the big announcement isn't a new iPhone?"
Well, in hopes of sparking a life giving conversation in this slow to move forum, I have let the question loose.
What if it isn't the 3G iPhone? What if it is something else, equally big, but not what we all want it to be? If not that, what if it —this could potentially be worse— is the 3G iPhone announcement, but it carries a release date of August, September, maybe even October?
So, what do you think? How will you take it? Will it cause you to think about moving on to a different device, or will you happily wait? Etc, etc...
Last edited by CrazEtooN; 06-01-2008 at 07:55 PM. Reason: typo
- 06-01-2008, 08:00 PM #2
All indications point to a mid-late June release for a 3G iPhone. Not being available to purchase, AT&T workers asked to not take vacations from 6/15 to 7/12, more countries saying they'll support the iPhone (only carry 3G phones) etc.
If by some chance it doesn't, the internets will weep.
(I am honestly bored and I really would just like to see a bit more activity on this forum...)
- 06-01-2008, 08:12 PM #4
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- 06-02-2008, 04:36 PM #7
I knew better, and now I am kicking myself for not doing it anyway...
- 06-02-2008, 05:24 PM #9
- 06-02-2008, 05:26 PM #10
On a side note, I wonder who the musical guest will be this year. Coldplay would be nice, considering the iPod commercial and such. Their tour doesn't start until mid June.
Too bad John Mayer will be in New York on his summer tour!
- 06-03-2008, 10:05 AM #11iPhone Beginner
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Maybe it will be the Newton 2? or a mac tablet with SSD (which would be very cool as well)? Seriously though, I think the odds are stacked pretty heavily in favor of an iphone update. The real question is what will be the next killer device / hardware from Apple? I have an Apple TV and think it's potential is incredible if they can get more TV shows and movies loaded up (with quicker downloads for HD content).
- 06-03-2008, 10:08 AM #12
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- 06-03-2008, 10:44 AM #14iPhone Beginner
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Actually not a bad idea. If you crudely segment the phone market there are smartphones and other (much) smaller phones that are better suited to calling and SMS than web browsing and full-length emails. A low-end phone with a much smaller form factor, traditional keypad and crisp display would probably sell like gangbusters. iPhone nano? Maybe.
- 06-03-2008, 11:40 AM #15