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Second-gen iPhone already delayed?

updated 09:20 am EST, Fri November 30, 2007

Second-gen iPhone delay?

While only just having been confirmed as a 2008 release, the second-generation iPhone may already have experienced its first delay, according to an analyst from Friedman Billings Ramsey & Company. Mehdi Hosseini claims that among information gathered in "recent checks," it was learned that the next iPhone may have originally been planned for launch in March or April, but is now anticipated for mid to late summer. As a result, Hosseini expects demand for NAND memory to drop in the first half of 2008, despite opposite predictions by Samsung.

Hosseini expects that NAND prices may also be kept down by new, lower-cost Apple products, as yet unspecified. These may include an ultra-mobile MacBook, or the long-rumored (but unsubstantiated) "iPhone nano." Alan Niebel of Web-Feet Research notes that there is in fact an oversupply of NAND at the moment, one which could last through the beginning of next year. This stands in stark contrast to just this summer, when Apple demand alone was enough to cause shortages for other electronics companies.



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  1. jeph4e

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    It is time

    I'm ready for a new MBP as the current one is paid off. Isn't that how it works?

  1. Constable Odo

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    A cover-up so as not...

    to cut into current iPhone sales. As long as potential iPhone buyers think the iPhone 2 is not imminent, then maybe they'll buy the present model instead of waiting. Loose lips sink ships. People spout out too much info when they should say absolutely nothing about future products. Only Steve Jobs can do future product announcements when he feels the time is right.

  1. horvatic

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    Where are the facts? FUD!

    Where are the facts? What 3G iPhone? Is there any proof? No, nada, zip, zilch. How can there be a delay on a product that doesn't exist! FUD is all this is until Apple or Steve Jobs tells everyone otherwise this is all FUD! To date there is one iPhone model period that runs on the Edge network, that's it.

  1. Samanoske

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    way too many "may"

    second-generation iPhone _may_ already have experienced its first delay, ... it was learned that the next iPhone _may_ have originally been planned for launch in March or April, but is now anticipated for mid to late summer.

    How can anybody publish things like that ? The meteorite may hit the earth next year but we learned that maybe it will be too small and therefore maybe I want a new position as an analyst ...

  1. Guest

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    re: cover up

    Some interesting thoughts on this topic by Robert X. Cringley here:

    http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/2007/pulpit_20071129_003521.html

  1. testudo

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    Re: fud

    Where are the facts? What 3G iPhone? Is there any proof? No, nada, zip, zilch. How can there be a delay on a product that doesn't exist! FUD is all this is until Apple or Steve Jobs tells everyone otherwise this is all FUD!

    How can this be considered FUD? It offers no fear ("OMG, a product that's not been officially announced or has a specified shipping date is delayed!"). There's no more uncertainty then already existed (as no one knew when it was supposed to be released anyway), and I'm not sure what doubt it's supposed to cause.

    FUD tends to work the other way, making statements to cause uncertainty of another's products. For example, rumors spreading of an Apple tablet causing people not to buy OWC's macbook tablet.

    Or MS saying that Zune compatibility for the Mac is just around the corner, thus causing all potential Mac owners who were thinking of getting an iPod to put off the decision, because once the Zune for Mac hits the streets, the iPod will be the laughingstock of the portable player market.

    OK, maybe not the second one so much.

  1. ZinkDifferent

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    Here's the rule...



    If the prediction includes mention of 'iphone nano', it is safe to disregard as c***.

    Enough already with the regurgitations of that stupid rumor.

  1. LouZer

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    Just like Apple...

    Falling behind schedule on unannounced rumored products. Perhaps they're too busy readying the G5 PowerBook for MWSF to be bothered getting this 2G iPhone (that's 2G for 2nd generation, which will have 3G capabilities).

  1. pt123

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    hmm

    Hmm, I wonder if "recent checks" is the same as "Apple says" to keep people from waiting for the next gen iPhone?

  1. sachxn

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    iphone Next

    whenever the next version of iPhone will come it surely will also be light years ahead fromits counterparts in terms of features and functionalities. If iPhone Nano will come than it has the capability to put razrs sale success behind.

    go to my hello page

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