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Apple Phone and FCC Regulations

Discussion in 'MacRumors.com News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. macrumors bot



    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.
  2. macrumors 6502


    Bummer :(
  3. macrumors 68000

    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
  4. arn
    macrumors god


    Staff Member

    this report is apparently wrong.

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

    so I pulled the article.

  5. macrumors 6502a


    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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  7. macrumors 6502a


    ==( thats so sad
  8. macrumors G3


    so will there be just a phone? or a wireless phone service network with it?
  9. macrumors newbie

    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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