According to Britain’s The Times ‘industry sources ‘ claim the 3G will be ‘radically different ‘ in appearance than the one so many of us have grown to love.   They suggest the Gen2 iPhone may come as a flip phone whose display is larger than the current model or that it may sport a […]
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More Rumors On The 3G iPhone… With More To Come

According to Britain’s The Times ‘industry sources ‘ claim the 3G will be ‘radically different ‘ in appearance than the one so many of us have grown to love.

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They suggest the Gen2 iPhone may come as a flip phone whose display is larger than the current model or that it may sport a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Moreover, they cite an unnamed Asia-based analyst who claims

“I think ultimately you going to see multiple versions,” one Asia-based analyst, said. “One for customers who want it principally as a music and video device, which will be similar to the existing model, one for people who want to communicate – with the keyboard, and one for people who want it as a substitute for their laptop – that will let them browse the internet on a larger screen.”

A few random thoughts on this current rumor…

1. I come from a tradition that is rooted in the importance of citing information “b’shem amro“– “in the name of the one who initially uttered it”. In other words, that which has a source has merit while that which does not have a cited source is, at best, suspect. I love when rumors are based on “industry sources” and “unnamed analysts”. FYI, my cousin George knows someone who told him that…

2. I could understand multiple versions if the current model were a “jack of all trades but a master of none”. Since the current model handles all three– calls, internet and media– quite well already I am not sure why Apple would shift the focus to stressing on or the other. That strikes me as a step backwards.

2. Apple rarely lets on much, if any, true information prior to the release of new products. While we are close to the start of WWDC than we were this past Sunday, it is still weeks away. No matter what we do… WE HAVE TO WAIT.

3. In reference to #2… the rumors are numerous… the facts are few. Some things we do know, however…

…we do know that the next iPhone will not look like this…

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OR THIS…

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And it will definitely look somewhat different than this…

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Additional information is coming… but not until June 9th at the earliest.

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