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Confirmation of June 9th 3G iPhone Launch?

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Gizmodo claims to have received confirmation from "sources close to the 3G iPhone launch" that the 3G-capable iPhone will indeed be introduced at Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference.

The news comes as no surprise with the avalanche of evidence that has been suggesting the same. Gizmodo, however, pinpoints June 18th at the specific launch day for Spain, and expects world wide availability shortly after the June 9th WWDC launch.

They also suggest that the next iPhone will be offered with more traditional discounts and incentives rather then the fixed price point Apple had been offering with the original iPhone. No specific details have been leaked, though there have been rumors that even AT&T might offer a subsidy on the upcoming 3G iPhone.

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sunfast

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Makes a lot of sense for 9th June. All the "evidence" so far has pointed at it. Let;s just hope the product gets somewhere near the hype we're currently experiencing!
 
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Island Dog

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Not really a surprise, but I hope AT&T gives a subsidy on it. I'm not dishing out another $600 less than a year later. 3G isn't that great.
 
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edesignuk

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Completely expected, but none the less good news. Will be eagerly awaiting 9th June to see what exactly they've got to offer :)
 
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ImNoSuperMan

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Still it`s hard to believe how the hell did Apple screw up this bad. iPhone 3G after June 9th???? That means more than a month of zero iphone sales. They have never done something like this with any of their other products. I still cant digest it....:confused:
 
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PYR0M310N

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If they are going to offer subsidies on them, then it will probably mean the initial setup will be in store rather than being through iTunes. Otherwise they would have to send out cashbacks i suppose.
 
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kevinbal

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Yeah, I'm really confused by the "zero sales" thing for almost an entire month. I was really expecting an announcement last or this week - I'm shocked they misjudged their stock this badly.
 
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If they are going to offer subsidies on them, then it will probably mean the initial setup will be in store rather than being through iTunes. Otherwise they would have to send out cashbacks i suppose.

Can't they just give you credit against your wireless account?

arn
 
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t0mat0

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Apple hasn't lost any sales really - it's gained anticipation of new 3G iPhone sales. It's stopped sales through tapering of production, underestimating sales in the run up to the 3G iPhone launch, then specifically not made more production of them so as to clear the market, & made sure there weren't a lot of purchases the few weeks prior to the global launch of the v2 iPhone. It's smart, as it's classic Apple buildup , stops whining about refunds, etc.

Apple will sell more on it's 1st full day of European and U.S. sales than the previous 4-5 weeks i'd imagine, no sweat, and easily beat the previous weekly sales.

A landmark event indeed :)

Apple sources have outed Apple's release date via Gizmodo basically (#1 tech blog pretty much).
 
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awertheim

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A little off topic but...

Hey guys, I finally caved and made an account here but I cant vote on the main page for positive or negative news.. Any Ideas why?

Back on topic, yeah it's nice they have it coming out in June but I am still hoping for some great "one more thing" that we havnt heard yet!
 
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nastebu

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Still it`s hard to believe how the hell did Apple screw up this bad. iPhone 3G after June 9th???? That means more than a month of zero iphone sales. They have never done something like this with any of their other products. I still cant digest it....:confused:

This gets repeated over and over, but to say "a month of zero iphone sales" is not actually true. There are still iPhones widely available in Europe. Even in the US, AT&T stores often still have them, and as late as last week I was in an Apple Store and they got a shipment in.
 
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aristobrat

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Wonder if they'll also release the 2.0 software for the original iPhones on that date?

I guess since the iPod Touches had the WiFi store for a few weeks before that update was made available to the iPhones, they wouldn't necessarily have to have 2.0 ready when the new iPhone launches...
 
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Agathon

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This is the end.

The major whines of most iPhone haters were no 3G and no GPS. if it has both, it's game over. There simply won't be a better phone.
 
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