“Technology research firm Gartner on Thursday tried to clear up reports that it had said Apple might be buying 10 million iPhones capable of connecting to much faster data networks,” Antone Gonsalves reports for InformationWeek.
“The iPod Observer reported this week that Gartner analyst Ken Dulaney said Apple may have ordered 10 million iPhones that support 3G networks, based on rumors in Asia. That report later got circulated on the Web, where the comments were misinterpreted as a Gartner prediction, Dulaney’s boss, Bob Hafner, said,” Gonsalves reports.
Gonsalves reports, “Gartner doesn’t know whether Apple has actually placed an order for 3G iPhones, but the researcher does believe the next version of the touch-screen smartphone will have those high-speed capabilities. ‘If Apple was to place an order, than 10 million would be a reasonable number,’ Hafner said. ‘And we absolutely believe that in the next-generation iPhone 3G will be there.'”
Gonsalves reports, “As to rumors of Apple placing an order for the high-speed phones, Hafner said, “We have not got confirmation that an order had been placed.”
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