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  • New iPhone to Drop Sooner Than Planned?


    Apple may release its new iPhone ahead of schedule because of the publicity surrounding the revealed iPhone prototype in Gizmodo, according to a prominent Apple analyst. According to a report in Cult of Mac. Gene Munster of investment firm Piper Jaffray told his clients in an email today that the leak was going to take a bite out of Apple's profits, as users decide to hold off on iPhone purchases and wait for the new model.

    "It’s safe to say, more people are now waiting for the new one, which is a negative for June iPhone sales,” Munster's email read. Historically, every year after the time that a new iPhone is announced, sales of existing iPhones plummet. Because the official announcement usually comes very close to the release date (and because only people who read tech blogs and industry publications are paying attention to the months of speculation that happens every year), the dip in sales is usually more than made up for by skyrocketing demand for the new model. This year, the next-generation iPhone already a sure thing, but with months to go before the release, the loss of profits could be more severe. As a result, Gene Munster "believe[s] they may come out with a new model sooner versus later,” he wrote.

    Our friends across the pond at iPhonesreview.co.uk are already wondering if Apple will make Gawker pay the price for their lost sales... ouch.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: New iPhone to Drop Sooner Than Planned? started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 71 Comments
    1. iYeow's Avatar
      iYeow -
      Quote Originally Posted by k.nitsua View Post
      But what about the current 3Gs' in stock? How will they find a home?!

      Nothing is more discerning than an existence with no purpose... poor poor 3Gs'.
      I am pretty sure Apple will release an update of the Baseband which can be easily unlocked by our genius ( Chocolatera1n, Holysmokera1n or whatever), so the 2G, 3G owners will be able to own a 3GS and 3GS owners will upgrade to 4G.
      It is still a Win Win Situation for Apple...
    1. ca3's Avatar
      ca3 -
      Its probably going to have 4 GB of ram and dual boot Windows 7 with a dual core processor lol.

      But seriously im all on board with updating ive been available for an upgrade for over a month hand its burning a hole in my pocket lol jk but im def going to get one. Im hoping that the specs will be better but not over kill like some of you were saying... it would kill battery life. Unless they add a mega battery. 512 mb is more than enough for me. Just give us a good camera, and flash player and i will keep smiling. Plus if they released the iphone 4g they would have to release 4.0 software and thats still on its beta legs and has to many bugs. (Maybe not release but be close to) So im not to sure about an early release... Maybe a few weeks
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      ^Purpl3ha2e

      I'd give a few 3Gs's a home if the new iPhone is going to look like that, I mean that prototype looks like any phone you could pick off the shelf like a Sony Ericsson, LG, HTC, I expect more from Appl£ when the first released the iPhone 2G nothing could match up to the style!!! Appl£ have lost it, If it looks like that
    1. dunlapface's Avatar
      dunlapface -
      You have to think though, Apple is making this drastic change and upgrades due to the increased popularity of the Droid phones. This phone has to be much better than the Droid phones that are coming out, because we all know that Steve Jobs can't stand to have a product that is being outdone. Before the Droids came out, there wasn't a phone that could even come within competing with the iPhone.

      So all the people that doubt a really big increase in memory or better MP camera, you really need to think first about what Apple now has to compete with.

      By no means do I have any inside information, but you need to take a look at the big picture and see what Apple sees as well. They do not want to hear "I'm switching to Droid" in which they've been hearing that a lot and the numbers are there to reflect that.
    1. gthugballin's Avatar
      gthugballin -
      Quote Originally Posted by rickybobby View Post
      1.26 you need more ram buddy lol i have 4gb so if iphone has 1gb im on board
      4 gigs... thats one bad computer
    1. ca3's Avatar
      ca3 -
      Quote Originally Posted by dunlapface View Post
      They do not want to hear "I'm switching to Droid" in which they've been hearing that a lot and the numbers are there to reflect that.
      I have to say ive been thinking about the backflip....
    1. swampzy's Avatar
      swampzy -
      I hope so. I just sold my first gen to save up for the next one and this Motorola Rizr is painful LOL
    1. LOCOPAPI's Avatar
      LOCOPAPI -
      Paris does have a 4g. That is not a blackberry bold, look at the camera logo...oops yep Apple logo!

      Lol nope not even Paris can get her hands on a 4g!
    1. oo3's Avatar
      oo3 -
      if this is true, thank you Jason Chen!!!
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      Quote Originally Posted by LOCOPAPI View Post
      Paris does have a 4g. That is not a blackberry bold, look at the camera logo...oops yep Apple logo!

      Lol nope not even Paris can get her hands on a 4g!
      Paris, damn she's too blond to even know what an iPhone is, ****!!!!
    1. Zeal's Avatar
      Zeal -
      Yay another rumor...
    1. iBwizzle's Avatar
      iBwizzle -
      Quote Originally Posted by dsg View Post
      Paris, damn she's too blond to even know what an iPhone is, ****!!!!
      It's an white MyTouch 3G.
    1. Nikhilnagaraj24's Avatar
      Nikhilnagaraj24 -
      ....
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      RAM. I have 6gb and its just enough. I'm thinking of upgrading to 8gb in the near future.
    1. tweaker's Avatar
      tweaker -
      If such thing is true, we'll have iPhone OS 4 out soon too.
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      There was 4.0 keynote and Chen leaked the 4G all u guys can do is speculate the unknown specs. Guess the specs may be exciting! Time for design change.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Winterboarder View Post
      It's a flawed line of reasoning. People are waiting because of the 2 year contracts with AT&T. I have to wait till August to be able to get the new iPhone. There is no way in hell I will pay 700-800 bucks for a new phone.
      If they do it like they have been for the past two years, all it takes is 12 months with ATT and your contract is renewed to two years from the new iPhone launch date while you pay what new contract signers pay...

      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
      RAM. I have 6gb and its just enough. I'm thinking of upgrading to 8gb in the near future.
      What on earth do you do?
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      lol im still not eligible for an upgrade till september so i guess it wont matter too much whether its released early or not
    1. ModJoe's Avatar
      ModJoe -
      Just waiting for 4G/HD. Right now i satisfied with my 2G Version.
      But now i wanna Upgrade, as soon as possible.
      .. and iPhone OS 4.0 will be available earlier ,too.
    1. zoso10's Avatar
      zoso10 -
      Why wouldn't they release it early everyone has already seen the prototype; now we're just guessing on the specs.