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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. ca3's Avatar
      ca3 -
      Quote Originally Posted by zoso10 View Post
      Why wouldn't they release it early everyone has already seen the prototype; now we're just guessing on the specs.
      i still think they wont release until 4.0 software is either ready or close to ready
    1. s4mb4's Avatar
      s4mb4 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ca3 View Post
      i still think they wont release until 4.0 software is either ready or close to ready
      and they way beta 2 operates, that is a LONG way off..
    1. raf_shc's Avatar
      raf_shc -
      FYI apple announcement on 18 May. Heard a release date was 25 June. Don't ask me where I got this from.
    1. Nickaroni22's Avatar
      Nickaroni22 -
      Its gonna be hard for me to give up my 3gs, I've customized this thing so much. Its gonna suck to have to start at scratch again!
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by raf_shc View Post
      FYI apple announcement on 18 May. Heard a release date was 25 June. Don't ask me where I got this from.
      yea with a comment like that , and a low post count...no ones gonna take your word....especially with the "Don't ask where i got this from"...plus ur in th UK....u guys dont even have the iPad yet do you?

      Quote Originally Posted by Nickaroni22 View Post
      Its gonna be hard for me to give up my 3gs, I've customized this thing so much. Its gonna suck to have to start at scratch again!
      im gonna half agree with you lol
    1. jayson9's Avatar
      jayson9 -
      Baaaaahhhhh, just another way to make money and divert business to other cariers, IMHO!

      I definitely will be dropping my 3G and AT&T for a Droid Incredible with Verizon as soon as my contract expires this year!!!!

      D..r..o..i..d!

      P.S. Hey who knows..... maybe I might even be able to use my phone on a 3G network (Verizon's 3G network is only a little faster than 2G, but still its faster than an imaginary 3G)! So what with Verizon you can't talk and browse the internet at the same time..... I can't do it anyways with my iPhone unless I am in a sound proof room or use my ear buds. Baaaaaahhhhh!
    1. extremzocker's Avatar
      extremzocker -
      Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss iPhone early = happy
    1. bschucher's Avatar
      bschucher -
      Quote Originally Posted by jayson9 View Post
      Baaaaahhhhh, just another way to make money and divert business to other cariers, IMHO!

      I definitely will be dropping my 3G and AT&T for a Droid Incredible with Verizon as soon as my contract expires this year!!!!

      D..r..o..i..d!

      P.S. Hey who knows..... maybe I might even be able to use my phone on a 3G network (Verizon's 3G network is only a little faster than 2G, but still its faster than an imaginary 3G)! So what with Verizon you can't talk and browse the internet at the same time..... I can't do it anyways with my iPhone unless I am in a sound proof room or use my ear buds. Baaaaaahhhhh!
      Just being a hater and you know it. I used a Droid for a week Unimpressed...
    1. TheWiredHavocMC2.0's Avatar
      TheWiredHavocMC2.0 -
      I really hope Apple gets it right with the next iPhone. I played with an HTC Incredible today and it is faster, smoother and out performs iPhone in every way.
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
      ...plus ur in th UK....u guys dont even have the iPad yet do you?
      why you having a go at the uk, Are you a
      Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Brown View Post
      biggot
      and you can keep the feckin iPad it's not revolutionary, just because Appl£ says it is!
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      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'.
      $99 with a two year contract. They will fly off of the shelves and push the 3G into the 2G's spot of outdatedness.