Apple Phone and FCC Regulations

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    While it seems that some analysts expect Apple to introduce an Apple Phone at Macworld San Francisco, Ton Sacconaghi of Bernstein Research disagrees.

    Sacconaghi points out that Apple has not yet received FCC approval for a mobile phone, which means that even if a phone is introduced at Macworld, it would not be a shipping product. He reports that phones typically are available approximately two months after FCC approval is obtained.

    Most rumors have pointed to a 1st half of 2007 release time-frame for the Apple Phone.
     
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    Bummer :(
     
  3. macrumors 68000

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    Uh oh.. let's see how the Apple fans take this. Maybe they should just release a non-functional phone just to keep us phone-desperate folks appeased! :p
     
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    this report is apparently wrong.

    FCC apparently allows companies to keep applications confidential until launch day.

    so I pulled the article.

    arn
     
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    I've read posts around here before from people who knew the same thing. I wonder if Apple could get around putting its name on an FFC regulations proposal. Either way, if its not the iPhone at Macworld, it'll be something else that will blow our socks off!

    Edit: Too early to see arn's reply.
     
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    exactly
     
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    ==( thats so sad
     
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    so will there be just a phone? or a wireless phone service network with it?
     
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    What if....

    Do they still need to get approval if the phone is simply part of an existing design? Aka, what if they release new iPod models that simply have the phone as a *new* feature, similar to what they did with video....
     

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