CNBC: 3G iPhone due June 2008; Apple prepping new 50% thinner MacBook Pro; ups iPod touch production

Apple Online StoreCNBC’s Jim Goldman is reporting that, based on accounts of “Asian manufacturers partnering with Apple Inc.,” a new 3G iPhone is due in June 2008 and that Apple has begun production of a new sub-portable (50% thinner) Macbook Pro featuring flash memory instead of a hard drive that will be announced at Macworld San Francisco in January and will be priced around US$1,500.

Goldman also reports that, due to heavy demand, Apple has increased iPod touch production to 5.1 million units for the current quarter.

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44 Comments

  1. Yeah the motivation has to be because of the whole NBC/MS thing because all news reporters love to be scooped by their competition on a story. Why would they try to report this first?

    Grow up!

    The real news here is: How will Steve Jobs financially apologize to “early adoptors” (i.e. iShow-offs) this time around?

    Just my $0.02

  2. Ray, come on. iShowoffs? Steve Jobs and Apple did not need to do ANYTHING of the sort. I can’t think of any company gave customers a $100 back for buying something two months earlier. Microsoft? No. Sony? No (did they ever do anything about the Rootkit?). Motorola? Nokia?

    It’s a tech thing. One would expect a new, better one out in a year. I’d be surprised if there was NOT a new one.

  3. Frank,
    not everybody in the world watches CNBC or reads tech blogs. … in fact a very small minority of People would even notice this. Even though, I cannot see what is new here. Apple revamps its products annualy so it’s only natural that the next iPhone comes out at this time. I tell you what. New ipods will be out before next Xmas 2008, so maybe you should’nt buy. Oh and a New Nokia phone will be out this afternoon, and another one tomorrow afternoon…

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