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3G iPhone announcement in May?
If the rumor is true, the new iPhone will be available for purchase at the Apple Store one day after Apple announces it. So to reitereate, Apple will announce the iPhone an you'll be able to buy it the very next day. With the iPhone update out of the way, Apple will use WWDC 2008 (June 9th - 13th in San Francisco) to announce a new handheld device, a next generation mobile computing device.
New Portable Device at WWDC 2008?
If announced, will it represent a multi-touch-based reincarnation of the Newton?
Over the past 12 - 18 months, several sites on the web have speculated about the existence of an Apple mobile device. Some have questioned its existence, whether it will be a Mac tablet or next generation Newton, and if it will resemble the iPhone and iPod touch. The existence of an Apple Ultra Portable Device can be traced back to 2004 when Apple's CEO Steve Jobs hinted at the All Things Digital conference that the company developed but decided not to ship an Apple PDA.
Since that time, Apple has continued to expand their consumer electronics strategy evidenced by the iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV. Let's not forget the company name change from "Apple Computer" to "Apple Inc." in January 2007 to align the firm with the strategy.
I'd also like to highlight that on April 2, 2008, Intel announced Centrino Atom processors for Mobile Internet Devices (press release). The chips are targeted for use in cell phones, ultra-mobile computers and Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs). Since the switch to Intel processors, Apple and Intel have been rumored to have formed an "Apple Group" comprised of Apple and Intel engineers.
I suppose time will tell if my classmate is correct but I do have some faith in his rumor. Here's why:
- He used to work for Apple, hence the connections
- He knew about Leopard's October 2007 delay prior to the announcement