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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.

    "Its 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. Ichwohneinloche's Avatar
      Ichwohneinloche -
      Lol awesome
    1. Micara57's Avatar
      Micara57 -
      Now that would make me very happy!
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      so, we're assuming this because a rumor was started when someone read a rumor?

      i'd buy it
    1. PWNsyst3m's Avatar
      PWNsyst3m -
      Early release = early jailbreak. Now that would be awesome.
    1. chrodriguezmarydown's Avatar
      chrodriguezmarydown -
      hahahaha
      @lolcats1
      good point!
      sounds believable to me!
      i still believe in santa claus :]
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      I will bet my MBP that Apple will not release it earlier than planned. If it only has 256MB of RAM and 1Ghz processor, I won't be considering upgrading to it unless it has an 8MP or more camera.

      (won't really give my MBP up )
    1. lexquiles's Avatar
      lexquiles -
      when the offical specs drop then I'll get excited!
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by MetallicaFan1991 View Post
      I will bet my MBP that Apple will not release it earlier than planned. If it only has 256MB of RAM and 1Ghz processor, I won't be considering upgrading to it unless it has an 8MP or more camera.

      (won't really give my MBP up )
      i'm guessting 2 gigs of ram (hopefully), as well as better speakers, foward camera, stuff like that.
    1. jdyates's Avatar
      jdyates -
      Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post
      i'm guessting 2 gigs of ram (hopefully), as well as better speakers, foward camera, stuff like that.
      2GB RAM?!? WHAT ?? my PC only has 1.26GB of RAM and the iPhone's gonna have 2GB? NO WAY, I SAY! (Yes that was supposed to rhyme)...
    1. RonHC's Avatar
      RonHC -
      i heard the WWDC was gonna happen earlier than expected, May 18, but i bet it was just a false rumor or something
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      How early?

      Quote Originally Posted by jdyates View Post
      2GB RAM?!? WHAT ?? my PC only has 1.26GB of RAM and the iPhone's gonna have 2GB? NO WAY, I SAY! (Yes that was supposed to rhyme)...
      Thats one bad PC
    1. k.nitsua's Avatar
      k.nitsua -
      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'.
    1. rickybobby's Avatar
      rickybobby -
      Quote Originally Posted by jdyates View Post
      2gb ram?!? What ?? My pc only has 1.26gb of ram and the iphone's gonna have 2gb? No way, i say! (yes that was supposed to rhyme)...
      1.26 you need more ram buddy lol i have 4gb so if iphone has 1gb im on board
    1. iBwizzle's Avatar
      iBwizzle -
      Get rid of the micro-sim and I charge it to my highest interest (27.99%) credit card! 
    1. giancarlo's Avatar
      giancarlo -
      lol....I'll tell you what this reminds me of the excitement i had before I bought my first iPhone at launch. Really though, wouldn't apple prefer people buy their newest model phone when they join the apple fam? I feel terrible for those people that just upgrade to a newere model to then have a new one come out 60 days later. Now the consumers win and instead of making a 500% profit they'll only get 400%...lol.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post
      i'm guessting 2 gigs of ram (hopefully), as well as better speakers, foward camera, stuff like that.
      Lol 2 gig of ram? As if Apple will give you that much, i doubt they'll give you 512MB. I don't think they'll be making a louder speaker or putting an extra speaker.

      Better, Bassier and Louder Speakers (maybe 2?)
      8MP Camera with Flash
      512 Ram
      1Ghz CPU

      I'd get it if it has the last 3 of them but I would prefer a better speaker or 2 speakers, take a note Apple, your speaker on the iPhone 3GS sounds like a piece of crap compared to my 3 year old Nokia N95 8GB. How do they not realize it needs a louder speaker?????
    1. Cokeman's Avatar
      Cokeman -
      If it gets released sooner, there will be a lot of complaining. Everyone that got the 3GS and qualifies for an upgrade every year, will have to wait, or pay full price.
      I got my 3GS delivered on release day, but it shows I can't upgrade until July 15th for some reason. Guess I better be calling AT&T now and get that fixed.
    1. chrlswltrs's Avatar
      chrlswltrs -
      It would be nice if it came out early, but it doesn't really matter if it is on AT&T. I left AT&T when the Droid came out because I couldn't take the bad network anymore.

      If it is available on Verizon I will compare it to the HTC Incredible which launches tomorrow and buy whichever one I like better. Android has it advantages and I have grown to like it. I would have never left the iPhone to begin with if it was on a better carrier though.
    1. giancarlo's Avatar
      giancarlo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cokeman View Post
      If it gets released sooner, there will be a lot of complaining. Everyone that got the 3GS and qualifies for an upgrade every year, will have to wait, or pay full price.
      I got my 3GS delivered on release day, but it shows I can't upgrade until July 15th for some reason. Guess I better be calling AT&T now and get that fixed.
      Just complain that you can't believe they're not waiving the extra month for a long paying customer. Show them intention of switching to Verizon just out of pure principle and they will bulge on that. I went thru it with my 3Gs
    1. jdyates's Avatar
      jdyates -
      Quote Originally Posted by wilsongeorge View Post
      Thats one bad PC
      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
      My PC is from 2004 or so, guys! It used to have 512MB, i need a damn mac!