New iPhone Tomorrow?-Genius Bar Litmus Test

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jazz1, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. jazz1 macrumors 65816

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    I was at my local Apple Store today with a friend that just enjoys asking the staff when the new iPhone is coming out. Of course even if they knew, they wouldn't say. We all know that.

    However, I thought if they were rolling something this big out wouldn't they have blocked out the Genius Bar appointments for tomorrow? They would be too busy wrapping up new sales and activating phones. So as soon as I got home I made an appointment for late afternoon, for this Monday. Sure enough, I was able to make an appointment. In fact most of the day was wide open for appointments.

    So unless I get an e-mail from Apple that my appointment is cancelled I guess the actual roll-out of new hardware is in the future. Well at least I'll have a shot at the Genius Bar should 3.0 frag my iPhone ;)
     
  2. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    The hardware will probably be announced tomorrow. It wont start shipping until later.
     
  3. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    Anyone who has actually been paying attention knows the hardware won't be release until early to mid July.
     
  4. -Garry- macrumors 6502a

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    It's almost certain that the new iPhones (assuming they do exist) won't be in stores tomorrow. In January 2007, the original iPhone was announced and demoed almost six months before launch and in June 2008, the iPhone 3G was announced and demoed a month before launch.

    Given that us developers are stuck with iPhone OS 3.0 Beta 5 at the moment, it's fair to assume that the final version hasn't yet (or has only very recently) been completed. Given the time it would take to manufacture the new hardware with OS 3.0 or upgrade the ones already completed it's likely there'll be delay in getting them into stores.

    A month sounds about right to me.
     
  5. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    I didn't realize that was fact. I agree with you, but we don't "know" anything.
     
  6. newyorksole macrumors 68020

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    Word we don't "know" anything, but I am willing to put money that we won't see a new iPhone until July.
     
  7. John T macrumors 68020

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    Of course we don't! The launch of OS 3.0 - Yes. The "New" iPhone - No!

    The rumour mongers are believing their own rumours!! :)
     
  8. CKohkah macrumors 6502

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    I have an appointment at Apple tomorrow at 11:30am, just in time to catch WWDC online after. There's no way the new hardware is goin on sale tomorrow.
     
  9. jazz1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Just curious. Is that how the 2nd generation was rolled out? Announced, and then available sometime later?
     
  10. Xtremespirit319 macrumors regular

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    Announced at WWDC 08 then Rolled out July 11th and then the iPocalypse happened lol
     
  11. D3lta macrumors 6502a

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    The 3G was announced on June 9th and released July 11th.
     
  12. benflick macrumors 68020

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    Yes.
     
  13. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    That's because they seriously don't know. They know as much as we know. And they are just as big of MacRumors fans as we are -- they're just quiet about it. So when we find out, they find out. The only people who actually know are the important people down in Cupertino right now.
     
  14. The General macrumors 601

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    We know that the original iPhone was announced 6 months before its release and that the iPhone 3G was announced a month before its release.
     
  15. hefeglass macrumors 6502a

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  16. AdamLikesMusic macrumors 6502

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    I didn't think that many people expected the new iPhone to come out tomorrow.
     
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  18. benflick macrumors 68020

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    No, it doesn't.:rolleyes:
     
  19. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    Of course we don't know for 100% sure, but there is absolutely nothing that points to a Monday release. Not rumors, not speculation, not past history with the device, nothing.

    Proof?
     
  20. puercaeli macrumors regular

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    15th June is the most convincing one I heard
    rumor comes from Germany but it is just one person claiming so who knows...
     
  21. bigchief macrumors 6502a

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    Steve call me a little while ago and told me.
     
  22. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    Oh, sweet, ok then. Good to know. :D
     
  23. bigchief macrumors 6502a

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    Well, your welcome.
     
  24. slapguts macrumors 6502a

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    New iPhone hasn't been cleared with the FCC. That process takes a minimum of 30 days. No new phones tomorrow.
     
  25. bigchief macrumors 6502a

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    New iPhone will be using the same radio as the 3g.
     

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