Early June Release?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Troyte83, May 18, 2007.

  1. Troyte83 macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2007
    With the approval of the iPhone by the FCC it seems like there is nothing stopping the iPhone from being launched. In my opinion the only reason Apple should wait untill late June is to meet the demand. But is it possible that they might just launch it say June 11th?
  2. ~Shard~ macrumors P6


    Jun 4, 2003
    It has always been my belief that Apple would indeed release the iPhone at WWDC - let's hope this is the case!
  3. neven macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2006
    Portland, OR
    Other than the actual production, you mean? It usually takes about a month after the FCC approval for production to reach numbers high enough to ship a product. I don't think they'll want to launch the product more than two weeks before it actually ships. My guess is it will be officially launched at WWDC and we'll see the first ones ship and show up in stores around June 21st.
  4. ikarus79m macrumors member

    Sep 30, 2006
    I'm pretty damn sure, that's how it'll be. Makes perfect sense. Launch it at WWDC, maybe introduce a new feature we didn't know about, then get 2 weeks of press frenzy, and sell a sh*tload at the end of June. One of which will be mine. :)
  5. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    remember the leopard delay press release? the first sentence was:

    it looks like late june. i'm guessing last week. 26th perhaps?
  6. MacNut macrumors Core


    Jan 4, 2002
    Then the first reports of stolen iPhones will happen around July 1st.:rolleyes:
  7. needthephone macrumors 6502a

    Apr 4, 2006
    I want one but no sign of coming to Australia.
  8. macaddicted macrumors regular


    Jul 23, 2002
    Down on Copperline...
    Just think what will happen on MacInTouch.

    As to the release date, it would be fun to see Apple release something
    major on a day other than Tuesday.
  9. Luis macrumors 65816


    Jul 19, 2006
    Costa Rica
    I agree on the theory that apple will announce it at WWDC and then let the press build ahuge frenzy on it and then release it. It just makes a perfect strategy.
  10. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN

    Apple got FCC approval back in March. Trust me, that was not the reason it's taking time, now they have to get all the phone features working, fix bugs in the OS and train the support staff. It will still come out when expected. I would love to see other June releases though. I want an updated Mac Mini before I start my entertainment center.:D
  11. iMichael72 macrumors regular

    May 19, 2007
    Maryland, U.S.A
    Come on June!

    The anticipation is killing me! I honestly can't remember getting this excited about any product.

    I am relatively new to Apple (bought my first iMac/Apple product in '05) but I really think this will be to cell phones, what the iMac is to computing:

    Reliable, easy to use, fun to use.

    That's why I made the switch to Mac.
  12. eenu macrumors 65816


    Aug 11, 2006
    Manchester, UK
    I don't believe this to be the case. We have already had confirmation of the launch date being late June. This was confirmed by AT&T canceling all leave over a certain period.

    If it's mentioned at all at WWDC it will be a brief 'hey guys we got FCC approval its all go, you can buy on X day'

    WWDC will be ALL about Leopard....this is Apples day to blow MS out the water.
  13. paulyras macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2006
    I really hope we don't end up with Wii or PS3 (or even Star Wars tickets) style lines outside apple and / or Cingular stores. I'm too old for that stuff. Don't get me wrong, I'd be there, but I wouldn't be all that happy about it.

    At least this one is in June. I live in Minnesota and seeing people wait for a day or two in December outside for a PS3 was almost horrifying.
  14. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    The FCC approved the electronic workings of the iPhone not the software.Apple software engineers were taken from the Leopard project to make the iPhone software work properly not the electronics.

    June 30th
  15. iMichael72 macrumors regular

    May 19, 2007
    Maryland, U.S.A

    LOL. I'm with you on this!!

    Now, if it's a line of older, mature people, it might not be as bad.

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