updated 08:25 am EDT, Fri March 30, 2007
iPhone May Ship June 11
Apple's first cellphone should ship on June 11, according to a customer service manager at AT&T. The senior staffer at the company confirmed the date when reporter Declan McCullagh contacted them late Thursday. No other information about the release was available at this point, AT&T said. Apple has so far resisted committing to a precise launch date, so far only pointing to the whole month of June as its official release window.
While the date may be an internal estimate, it also coincides with the opening day of Apple's WWDC 2007 developer sessions. Recent years have seen company CEO Steve Jobs deliver an opening keynote for the conference headlined by developer-related product announcements as well as information about the retail sales channel. The 2007 show is expected to focus primarily on Mac OS X Leopard, some of whose technologies are included as part of the iPhone's mobile software platform.