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Is a new and improved iPhone in the works, or is Apple struggling to keep up with component inventories?

As one of the most trend-setting tech companies, love it or hate it, Apple is constantly making news with its new products.  A constant media circus follows Apple, and often the rumors hold true-- as was the case when Apple revamped its entire iPod line last fall. 

Now the rumors have started to circulate again, this time about Apple's smart phone, the iPhone.  Analysts now claim iPhone supplies are mysteriously shrinking, leading to speculation that either Apple is preparing to launch a new model, or is in the middle of a component crisis.  Market research firm Inc. remained sufficient throughout the month.  Sacconaghi doesn't buy into the rumors that a new iPhone model may be in the works.  He states conservatively, "


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New iPhone!
By isorfir on 4/4/2008 12:31:15 PM , Rating: 5
Here's some leaked pictures of the new iPhone. Looks like it will have all the features Apple users have come to expect. I really have to hand it to Steve on this one.

http://s298.photobucket.com/albums/mm247/isorfir/?...




RE: New iPhone!
By javiergf on 4/4/2008 12:44:24 PM , Rating: 3
WOW... amazing...
If they priced it at $599 people would still buy it


RE: New iPhone!
By amanojaku on 4/4/2008 12:56:20 PM , Rating: 2
I have 10 on order... Does it come in chrome or brushed aluminum? Tin is SO last five minutes!


RE: New iPhone!
By grenableu on 4/5/2008 10:51:50 PM , Rating: 2
Have you ever tried an iPhone? There's more to them than just hype.


RE: New iPhone!
By AraH on 4/6/2008 11:06:59 AM , Rating: 2
yeah, my friends with iphones regularly ask me how to connect to the wireless at our school... so much for 'just working', especially considering that the wireless router's an apple one.


RE: New iPhone!
By retrospooty on 4/6/2008 11:56:23 AM , Rating: 2
I have... Its a great UI and a nice touchscreen on a (featurewise) 3 year old phone. Add some modern features and a removeable/replaceable battery and its a pretty darn good phone.


RE: New iPhone!
By See Spot Run on 4/4/2008 1:58:48 PM , Rating: 2
I so want to rate you higher for that picture. Perhaps the editors could make an exception?

That picture is pure genius.


RE: New iPhone!
By marsbound2024 on 4/4/2008 3:00:56 PM , Rating: 2
Darn, looks like they removed the touchscreen from the new model. :(


RE: New iPhone!
By Spuke on 4/4/2008 3:35:21 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Darn, looks like they removed the touchscreen from the new model. :(
It activates when you make a call.


RE: New iPhone!
By root mean sq on 4/4/2008 3:10:30 PM , Rating: 1
On reading your post i was going to ask you if the new iPhone gives oral sex and cooks dinner.

After seeing the pic, the answer is obvious.


And now
By FITCamaro on 4/4/2008 1:02:38 PM , Rating: 2
All the Apple freaks will throw out their "so last year" 1st gen iPhone and go get the latest model.




RE: And now
By Trisagion on 4/4/2008 1:48:51 PM , Rating: 3
Of course. Didn't you know that 'Less is More®'?


Big whoop.
By psychobriggsy on 4/4/2008 12:55:49 PM , Rating: 2
Even though I like Apple rumours, I'm getting pretty damn tired of the damn iPhone stock level rumours and speculation.

Apple reduced production earlier in the year, after learning that phone sales don't peak so much at Christmas due to phones having expensive contracts (i.e,. not brilliant presents) and people's existing contracts running out in general at random times in the year.

Couple that with a bundle of people buying them for SDK work, and woo, you have an undersupply issue - I imagine that Apple upped orders when they realised they were going to run out of inventory, but it'll take a couple of weeks for that to show up. Big whoop.




RE: Big whoop.
By Bigjee on 4/4/2008 1:27:43 PM , Rating: 2
I agree. The SDK launch may have something to do with this.
Either way I don't see Apple making radical changes to the way the next gen. iphone would look. (that pic was nice)


ummmm FCC?
By omnicronx on 4/4/2008 1:58:33 PM , Rating: 2
adding 3g would be considered a new radio device would it not? If so it would have to be approved by the FCC.. As i have seen no sign of a new iphone being presented to the FCC, (DT would have posted an article about it I'm sure ;) ) I really doubt we will be seeing a new iphone anytime soon..

It's my guess here it has something to do with compenents, or the 3rd part dev kit.. could be anything who knows? but i really doubt its a new Iphone...




RE: ummmm FCC?
By KristopherKubicki (blog) on 4/4/2008 3:12:45 PM , Rating: 2
Apple is pretty good with timing their FCC embargos with the actual announcements. Companies are getting more privy to FCC's exposure too.

But, anyone's guess. I watch every day for new Foxconn IDs on the FCC whether they turn out to be Apple or not :)


And now we know why
By jnmfox on 4/4/2008 4:03:54 PM , Rating: 2
RE: And now we know why
By omnicronx on 4/4/2008 4:12:19 PM , Rating: 2
Nice Find!

For those that do not trust the link heres the heading:

quote:
AT&T all but Officially Confirms 3G iPhone
Mobility CEO spills beans.


New I Phone coming in June
By morb2008 on 4/4/2008 5:42:59 PM , Rating: 2
News report recently indicated that it will support 3G data and will also better support the Corporate email systems.

I think apple got burned by not supporting direct corporate email and that dumb "edge" network mess didnt help either.

The stock of existing phones just ran out earlier than they wanted it to.

Although Im sure they are happy they wont have any dead stock now though.

..




RE: New I Phone coming in June
By 306maxi on 4/5/2008 6:01:05 AM , Rating: 2
Not really. Building obselescence into your product isn't a bad idea. Now everyone with a v1 iPhone will want a new one when it comes out with 3g.


They still get iPhones...
By daBKLYNdoorman on 4/4/2008 2:14:46 PM , Rating: 2
I wanted to get an iPhone this weekend (on Saturday to be exact) but they said it was sold out and has been for about a few days. Then I kept on calling on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday and they told me that they have not recieved any new iPhones. I called again on Wednesday and Thursday and they told me that they recieved a new shipment of iPhones at 12PM (noon) but they were sold out by 3PM. Amazing.




Confusion
By AvidDailyTechie on 4/5/2008 12:43:29 PM , Rating: 2
iPhone 2.0 is really just a firmware update to 1.2.0 (as Steve calls it).

The next iPhone is going to have 3G. Other than that, I don't know of any differences between the current iPohne and the next one.




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