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Bank of America: 3G iPhone in June

updated 01:15 pm EDT, Fri March 28, 2008

BoA.: 3G iPhone in June

Apple's planned second-generation iPhone, equipped with 3G broadband, will likely ship in June, according to an analyst from the Bank of America. "Our latest channel checks point to a significant production build of a 3G iPhone beginning in the month of June after a initial small build in May," says Scott Craig. Carrier partner AT&T has previously announced that a 3G iPhone will arrive in 2008, Reuters notes, but has otherwise remained quiet on when it might ship.

Craig is raising his estimates of production volume for the new phone, suggesting that 3 million will be built in May, to be followed by another 8 million in the third quarter of the year. This surpasses even recent estimates by Gartner, which pegged Apple as ordering a full million less units. Craig says he had previously expected just 8 million phones to be built in all of 2008.

A separate researcher, Avi Greengart of Current Analysis, argues that the timing of the 3G phone is meant to coincide with the iPhone 2.0 firmware due at the same time, which will primarily introduce the ability to download and install native third-party software.

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  1. climacs

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    Joined: Sep 2001


    another reason to wait

    to get an iPhone... bleeding edge = expensive!

  1. jwdsail

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    June can't come soon 'nuf

    I've begged my current provider to "step up" since Apple announced the partnership w/ ATT last Jan. I'd always bragged about them and talked them up in the past...

    Sadly, my service has gone downhill since the iPhone came out. If I weren't convinced that if I bought a 1st gen iPhone that a 2nd gen iPhone would be the only way to get features like voice dial and teathering... I'd have an iPhone NOW. (I'm almost always in a wifi cloud of some kind, so 3G is far from a deal breaker for me...)

    *stares at calendar, hopes it makes things go faster*



  1. shaunymac

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    i wish i was always in a "wifi cloud." Im definitely working around the wrong places. Seems everywhere I go, you need some membership or there is a password. Huh. Whatever happened with the Barnes & Noble, Starbucks and ATT partnership that was going to possibly lend us some free hotspots? The 3g will definitely be a selling point for me.

  1. Flying Meat

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    Joined: Jan 2007


    ...and, it looks

    like Apple may be changing banks soon, if this sort of leaking continues. :D

  1. mgpalma

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    Joined: Sep 2000


    Come on June...

    That'll be the time to sell some Apple stock and pick one of these up...

    3G, 3G, 3G...

  1. henjin

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    Goes to show these analysts all live in lala land. Pumping and dumping stock. Apple's new phone, which is coming, would have to be checked out like all phones by the FCC. Are we all to believe that Apple is the only company to be able to avoid the Feds? Schematics for new phones by Nokia are reported months and months in advance of release. There are many websites devoted to releasing such information about the latest phone. And these sites would be reporting strange new schematics from Apple.

    The phone is coming but Jobs did say later in 2008. June is not later. And no FCC review, no phone.

  1. dimplemonkey

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    So that means...

    battery life was a huge sticking point that Uncle Steve stressed last year when asked about 3G iPhones does this mean, they've taken care of it or did they cut corners in order to get a half baked apple product out of the oven? (pun intended)

    BTW, if more battery life means a thicker iPhone, then so be it!

  1. koolkid1976

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    Joined: May 2003


    Wrong name

    I'm guessing they meant to write Banc of America. Not Bank of America.

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