I’ve gotten quite a few emails about the recent iPhone shortages and what that may or may not mean for for the upcoming 3G iPhone.
There is a lot of speculation about the date that the 3G version of the iPhone will be released, and I guess it’s time to talk about it – so here goes.
It seems fairly clear to me that the 3G iPhone will be released at WWDC 2008. The Developer’s Conference this year is going to be all about the iPhone, in my opinion, and I actually think the teaser image that Apple released confirms that. I think we’re looking at adding this second bridge of development in the iPhone applications.
This year’s WWDC will be all about pushing development on the iPhone, and the things that it can do. I don’t think OSX will be completely left out in the cold, but I think its clear that iPhone Development is going to steal the show.
With that said, I think its safe to say that we’re going to be looking at an iPhone focused keynote, and I fully expect Steve Jobs to announce that 3G iPhone at that time.
The current iPhone shortages all but confirm a release in the very near future, in fact some are speculating that we’ll see the 3G iPhone even before WWDC…but I don’t agree.
My guess is that the 3G model will not be replacing the current models, but will be in addition to, and at an additional cost – perhaps even with an additional feature or two. We’ll just have to wait and see.
For now, though, 3G iPhone at WWDC 2008 is my official predictions – what do you guys think?