Apple preps two distinct ‘iPhone’ models, to ship up to 4.2 million in first quarter 2007

“Apple is preparing at least two versions of its forthcoming iPod mobile phone, popularly known as the ‘iPhone’, according to reports from component suppliers in Taiwan and Japan,” Simon Burns reports for vnunet.com.

“A 3G version and a GSM version of the iPhone will be available by March 2007, sources have told analysts in Taipei,” Burns reports. “Apple’s suppliers will make approximately 12 million phones during 2007, nine million GSM versions and three million 3G versions, a Taipei-based analyst revealed to vnunet.com.”

Burns reports, “Apple is believed to be working on a smartphone with wireless internet, a full keyboard and video playback, as well as a simpler music phone, according to Prudential Equity Group analyst Jesse Tortora. These two products appear to correspond respectively to the 3G and GSM versions.”

Burns reports, “Based on component orders reported by suppliers to analysts, Apple is gearing up to ship as many as 4.2 million iPhones in the first three months of production.”

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41 Comments

  1. ive been waiting for this for sooo long and it seems sooo close now, if this hype all turned out to be nonsence i would be devestated, almost as much as apple stock lol ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  2. That doesnt’ really make sense. 3G is a technology for data that both GSM and CDMA networks use.

    Maybe they mean apple’s GSM phone will be 3G, or maybe they mean they will roll out a CDMA and GSM version.

    it really doesn’t make sense for them to roll out a GSM phone and then a 3G GSM phone…

    by the way Cingular 3G is UMTS, Sprint/Verizon 3G is EV-DO

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