So, I've heard in several different threads by several different members why they think there will/will not be a new iPhone revealed this summer, regardless of how BIG or small an upgrade it will/will not be. I've seen several good reasons why you think there will be one revealedas well as some really good reasons why there wouldn't. I'm really creating this thread to have a collection of thoughts to look back over, rather than reading a really well thought out post and later forgeting where that post actually WAS, to never be read again, lol. Use this thread if you want to discuss your reasons, argue and/or maybe post links to new rumors you run across to support your reasons. My Reasons I think we... Will: These (speculated) inventory clearing stories we're already starting to hear about. The big one for me is the Fido one, where they aren't ordering anymore iPhones in April. iPhone 2,1...3,1...iProd? The Famous one liner "1st Gen. Owners Need an Upgrade". 2 year old technology is still running this thing (pretty well though). Other phones are catching up and even surpassing, spec wise. 2mp camera, c'mon now, you mean to tell me they wouldn't even upgrade that?! WWDC '09...nuff said. Schiller said so...nuff said. There are numerous rumors of internal hardware upgrades that could be a possibility. 'Marvell' proccessor Rumored, 32gb chips should be ready, something from PA Semi as its nearly been a year since aquired...the lists goes on in this category. As most would agree, a need for atleast a RAM upgrade. Think it will crash even more when 3.0 is loaded on there? Steve Jobs return? Reveals new iPhone? Video-chat via iPhone from hospital bed? And I'll end this section (for now) with, because every other iPhone site I've visited (MANY) are expecting something in some shape or form. Will Not: These (speculated) inventory clearing stories could actually just be Apple's way of getting the 3G in as many hands as possible to experience the (pretty much) NEW iPhone that 3.0 will make it. Still, the FIDO story. *shrugs* 3G is still selling strong, why change it up now? Economy is bad, how many are actually gonna spend 500 bucks on a new feature rich phone? (Raised hand, I would ) Incompatability between phones as far as higher to low quality apps (some people would be angry). Why would they release 3.0 along with a new iPhone and then turn around and tell all developers, "now you have to develop for this phone as well". Of course this is assuming the upgrade would be substantial enough for this to be the case. Although, they're gonna HAVE to upgrade at SOME time, so... Millions upon millions have the 3G and are not upgrade eligible yet, I'm imagining a lot just adopted this past Christmas as well. And I'm willing to bet there aren't as many still holding on to 1st gen iPhones as there are 3G owners now leading me further to believe that the whole theory behind "1st gen iPhone owners contracts ending so there's gotta be..." to not be that big of a deal. Maybe all these newer deals and incentives to upgrade we've heard popping up here lately is a way of them saying "look, nothing new is coming so you might as well upgrade to the 3g now and enjoy." Schiller said so... (But I don't think he specified hardware) iPhone cycle in June could just mean a spotlight on iPhone in general. (See WWDC event photo for '09) As in software. WWDC will be reserved for software only, iPhone 3.0 and Snow Leopard, no "one more thing". iPhone is Steve Jobs "baby". You think they are gonna let some other shmuck reveal a new bad@ss iPhone? He said 'end of June' correct, we all read the same thing. That's all from me for now, feel free to quote me on anything and tell me what you think. In ending, I'll remind those that do not already know, I do not have an iPhone "yet" and have been waiting a VERY long time to get one (2 years). My T-Mobile contract has ended recently and I'm waiting to see what's next before I jump in. Like most, I wouldn't mind seeing some improvements/additions to the next gen soon (like WWDC) but if nothing new by then, I will be perfectly happy with a current gen 3G iPhone. Can't Wait. This is going to be a LOOONG 2 months ahead of us! Thanks.