Apple Insider has been working over-time today. First, with an exclusive confirming that Apple is seeking the rights to the name iPhone, a term used on the web for months to describe the long speculated iPod/cell phone hybrid device.
Then they take it one step further, quoting Prudential Equity Group analyst Jesse Tortora, who claims that there will be 2 phones. One, a simple phone with music playing capabilities, and the other an Apple smartphone (possibly a Newton 2.0?)…we’ll have to wait and see.
I have already posted my feeling on the release of an iPhone in my Predictions for Macoworld 2007, if this latest information is true, and Apple is targeting the first quarter of 2007 as Mr. Tortora claims, then Macworld is looking more and more like the place we’ll see the iPhone revealed to the world.