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Boy Genius Report details a source "pretty high up in AT&T’s food chain" who reportedly shared several tidbits of information about the next-generation iPhone. While short on details beyond the addition of an iPhone application to control AT&T's U-verse suite of Internet-based products and services and more hints that the iPhone may see increased Wi-Fi browsing speeds up to 7.2 Mbps, the source's comments provide additional perspective on what may lay ahead.
- New iPhone announcement around mid-June
- New iPhone will be faster and have a more seamless experience unmatched by any device
- U-Verse iPhone application; will allow control of your home DVR (play, pause, rewind, etc.)
- The annual iPhone launch is "becoming a tradition."
- Nothing official is being confirmed, but they said that people should prep for an exciting time this summer.
- AT&T is said to be working with Apple to create a unified product with an unparalleled experience across all their products and services.
- Apple's 3.0 software should tell us where the iPhone platform is going.
- They said customers shouldn’t need to choose from AT&T's high-end devices because of features, they should choose based on preferences. The gap in capability should be filled with the new iPhone.
- Seems like the higher speed HSDPA (7.2Mbps) is being hinted at too which should confirm the earlier rumors of the new Infineon chipset.

The final comment from the source proves to be the most interesting and relates to the possibility of a $99 3G netbook arriving this summer, with the implication being that it may be an Apple product:
- The $99 3G netbook will start selling this summer, and the first one won’t be a Windows OS.

Article Link: More Details on Next-Generation iPhone? 3G Netbook Due This Summer?
 

miiles

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I doubt the slide out keyboard.

They said customers shouldn’t need to choose from AT&T’s high-end devices because of features, they should choose based on preferences. The gap in capability should be filled with the new iPhone. Ok, bets on slide out QWERTY, autofocus camera, video sharing, blah blah?

This doesn't really seem like a reliable article.
 

plumbingandtech

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Jun 20, 2007
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Gimme some data tethering info please.

(wonder if they will wait a few months to allow for more of their upgrades to take effect.)
 

duky

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I highly doubt the "$99 netbook" will be an Apple product--probably some Linux derivative.

EDIT: If they can't sell an iPhone at $99 how do you expect them to sell a 3G netbook at $99??
 

peskaa

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Mar 13, 2008
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$99 Linux netbook, maybe. Heavily subsidised and on a long contract. Otherwise, not happening - certainly not Apple.
 

WildCowboy

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Our interpretation is that the comments about slideout keyboard were BGR's editorialization, which is why we removed that and other comments from the quote to focus on the source's points.
 

kepardue

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Oct 28, 2006
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No way will that be an Apple netbook at $99. They must have been referring to a Linux-based device.
 

leandromp

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Sep 20, 2008
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99 netbook, i dont think so.
but the iPhone downgrading the price at 99, sounds more real!
 

georgetang

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Sep 21, 2007
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See?!

That's why AT&T is dumping iPhone 3G stock starting this week....

Greedy AT&T!

AT&T should improve their coverage, and lower the fee... like US$ 50.00 per month for 900 minutes, unlimited Mobile 2 Mobile, and unlimited Data, open the tethering option, and people would jump on the wagon right away.
 

h.21

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Nov 6, 2008
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Give me a subsidized cheap 3G Netbook! Very much DO WANT.

edit:

99 netbook, i dont think so.
but the iPhone downgrading the price at 99, sounds more real!

Everybody who bought a 3G last year is still within their 2 year subsidization period. Unless AT&T decides to sell no-contract phones for a reasonable price, people are going to be paying MORE not LESS. $99 is probably NOT going to happen, sorry.
 

BTW

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Mar 4, 2007
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A $99 netboot, that's a lot of components for that price!

There's no way it would be priced that low for sure, unless the carriers are subsidizing it. That could be the case with the 3G wireless built-in. I'd hop on that in that case.
 

anubis

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I highly doubt the "$99 netbook" will be an Apple product--probably some Linux derivative.

Correct... it's quite a leap to assume that "non-windows" equals mac, especially at that price point.
 

Eduardo1971

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Have to agree with others-I don't see how Apple would release a $99 netbook.

Although I am looking forward to Apple releasing a netbook that I would be able to purchase for my dad.
 
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