Ok, this is to settle a bet and get an extra beer at a Spring Training game tomorrow. There's a guy in our office who used to work with Cingular/AT&T Wireless, and we were all talking iPhone today and I mentioned I'm waiting for the 3G version before I jump in. He said to buy one now, even one of the $249 refurbs, and that Apple would be turning on 3G through a firmware upgrade. I called him on BS, that it's a completely different radio and that Apple wouldn't put the radio in there and leave it dormant for the last year only to now magically turn it on. He said his "inside knowledge" when he was at AT&T Wireless said that's how it would be done, people wouldn't have to buy a new phone to get 3G data. Now, after that discussion, I've searched the web, this forum, some other Apple forums, and I see that was discussed as a possibility before the iPhone came out last year, as no one knew what was going to be physically inside the device. But I hadn't found any discussion since, really. I remember seeing some of the dissection articles after it was released, and I certainly don't remember seeing mention of a 3G radio tucked in there anywhere. And if there was, I'm sure the hacking community would have found a way to access it and people would be running Jailbroken and unlocked iPhones with 3G data. I call BS on this guy, and really want that extra beer at the game. What say you, community?