“Contrary to published reports, two independent sources speaking on condition of anonymity recently disclosed to Think Secret that Apple’s cell phone ambitions have been put on hold as the company has encountered ‘significant technological hurdles’ in developing the product,” Ryan Katz reports for Think Secret. “Apple is said to have wanted to develop its cell phone from the ground up and not merely redesign or re-brand an existing phone with a different interface. In the process of doing so, however, sources say the company has run into problems making the various cell phone components work together. Issues also have cropped up with the chip Apple was using that receives the cellular signal.”

“Timelines had originally called for a possible third-quarter release of an Apple cell phone, but these issues have delayed any roll-out indefinitely. Those waiting for an Apple phone, rumored for a number of years, may find themselves waiting into at least 2007,” Katz reports.

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