or could the iphone come out earlier? I didn't find much info on this in macrumors/forums/apple websites. One thing I'm wondering is: if they don't put anything on the market for 5 more months, doesn't this mean that other companies (blackberry, palm, etc.) have plenty of time to put something on the market which has the same functionality or even more gimmicks than the iphone? Now everyone knows what it'll be able to do so mimicking shouldn't be a problem.