RUMOR: Apple’s next-gen iPhone to launch at WWDC 2008, starting at $399

Apple’s next-gen iPhone “will launch at WWDC 2008, in two or possible three different configurations, and prices starting at US$399. There are a few other tweaks, which, however, may be less than you would expect from a next-gen iPhone,” Richard Felton reports for TG Daily.

“Our sources told us that there will be at least two models, one with 8 GB and one with 16 GB memory, priced at $399 and $499, respectively. This pricing structure is identical to current iPhones There is a chance that we could see a 32 GB version for $599, but we were not able to receive a confirmation for this claim,” Felton reports.

“Apple is also now working in tic-tock mode between iPhone and iPod Touch. iPod touch should always have a twice the capacity model for the same price as iPhone,” Felton reports.

More in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Markim” for the heads up.]

25 Comments

  1. Very doubtful. The iPhone is a consumer level product. WWDC is a developers conference.

    Once rumors like this get some traction, the media starts to expect them to come true and is throughly disappointed when it doesn’t.

    An update to the iPhone will IMHO, have an event on it’s own, bringing in the media, not developers

  2. on the other hand, they are releasing a developer kit for the iPhone, why not release the new phone to developers too.

    ….i only say this to point out that armchair quarterbacking Steve is generally a fools errand. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  3. WWDC should be about Mac OS X 10.6, not the iPhone. There will probably be some iPhone SDK attention, but the Mac will remain the focus. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if at some point there were some iPhone mini-developers’ conference.

    I would also expect capacity of the iPhone to get a boost at this point, as well.

  4. @Investor

    WWDC is not about consumer or pro level hardware, it is about products that apply to developers.. Since the iPhone SDK is being released around the same time, it makes perfect sense for the next generation iPhone to be launched at the event.

    There are lots of developers interested in developing for the iPhone.

  5. Mr. Reeee

    Check the WWDC Web site and the sessions that are planned. It will be iPhone oriented. 10.6 is not a priority for now. Nest year for sure.

    http://developer.apple.com/wwdc/sessions/#tab=iphone

    The iPhone is the next-gen platform for Apple and will generate at least 50% of the revenue by 2012.

    Also, Apple will develop more an more real applications and solutions like Wiki, Podcast Producer, iCal, Time Machine, … Yes the OS will evolve but the future is heading toward out-of-the box solutions.

    When you add the iPhone platform and specialized apps and solutions integrated with Xserve and OS X (and potential Xserve mini for home), then you have exceptional ecosystem that leave competition in the dust.

  6. That is such a hack article written by a hack author trying to jump into the Apple rumor mill.

    This guys says things like “Our sources told us” and “we are told”…. by whom? The guy in the next cubicle?

    Gimme a break. This guy is a hack. All of us who have been following Apple for years know that WWDC is the boring event of the year.

  7. Don’t count on it. In light of Microsoft’s revolutionary advances with Windows Mobile Apple is going to scrap the disastrous I-Phone experiment altogether. Better get out now before the I-Phone really stinks up the place.

    Your potential. Our passion.™

  8. @ Zune Juice

    Speaking of stinking up the place….

    Here in Australia there is a saying about people we love to hate – of the which you just may qualify – but I do love your sarcasm….

    He hangs around like a bad smell…. kindof like a Zune.

    Your Stink. My Hurl. ™

    As for the prognostications about the next generation iPhone – I am patiently waiting for the intro of the G3 or G3.5 for Australia. RUMOUR has it that it will be unlocked. Good reason for the rumour – it is the Law in Australia. BUT the famed iPhone What Makes It So Special features could be tied to a single telco…. we can only hope it is not Telstra!!!

    Cheers!

  9. Re: OS X Update Schedule

    “Jobs says Apple’s current OS update schedule to continue”
    (Monday, Oct. 22 2007)

    “Steve Jobs spoke with the New York Times about Leopard, saying that this latest release of OS X would form the basis for another cycle of continuous operating system upgrades, which could last as long as a decade.

    “I’m quite pleased with the pace of new operating systems every 12 to 18 months for the foreseeable future,” said Jobs. “We’ve put out major releases on the average of one a year, and it’s given us the ability to polish and polish and improve and improve.”

    This is, of course, in stark contrast to Microsoft’s Windows, which only has new releases every several years.”

    (source: applegazette.com and nytimes.com)

  10. Zune Tang, your posts never fail to crack me up!

    You’re either delusional, psychotic or very sarcastic.

    My money is on Option #1.

    Or you are actually Steve ‘Monkey Boy’ Ballmer posting under a pseudonym.

  11. http://www.howardforums.com/showpost.php?p=10923859&postcount=23

    Found this quite interesting to read, I love the iphone but it makes some fair points, I live in the UK and no-one I know owns an iphone, why? a combination of reasons, from a phone view, 3G is important in this country as well as mms and a decent camera with flash also business model wise, a large number of phones are free initially as they are subsidised by the operator (I could even get a N95 for free for example) and the other issue i have pointed out to me is the contract for the iphone in this country is poor value (although has been improved recently) people here want to change their phones annually and they want more bundled texts (particularly) than 02 offer them. Texting (sms) is massive in this country, im led to believe this isnt so much the case in the US?.

    Im not iphone bashing at all, i love apple and its innovative nature, im just explaining why maybe it hasnt quite taken off in Europe yet and providing some balance to the opinions on this website (devils advocate if you will)

  12. Macworld is a personal computer conference and it has been used to publicize the release of telephones, DVR’s and NAS devices. Why shouldn’t WWDC be used to publicize telephones?

    Just my $0.02

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