Australian 3G Apple iPhone to be world’s fastest; set for June 9 unveiling

“Australia will have the fastest Apple 3G iPhone in the world, a senior executive of Telstra has told ChannelNews. ‘We know what is coming we have seen the new device and it will be available on our network as soon as it is launched in the USA. By Xmas this phone will be capable of 42mbs which will make it faster than a lot of broadband offerings and the fastest iPhone on any network in the world,’ they said,” David Richards reports or ChannelNews.

“The 3G version of Apple’s iPhone will become available very soon after its June 9 unveiling by CEO/chairman Steve Jobs at the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco say Apple insiders. ChannelNews has also been told that Telstra already have 3G phones for testing,” Richards reports.

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55 Comments

  1. i don’t know why you can’t use 2-3 phones using 1 number. that way, i can grab a small phone when i go out at night, use the regular sized iphone during the day. that would be much easier than switching sim card every time.

  2. ” . . . AND wait several years, before releasing the next version.”

    What kind of crappy calendar are you using?

    Or does several mean one in your language?

    The iPhone was released for sale on June 29th, 2007.

  3. @mad mac maniac

    Your post isnt credible.
    Several years? WTF are you talking about? The iPhone has NOT been discounted, has been out LESS than a year, has sold like hotcakes.
    Sorry – what planet did you come from?

    Er..actually, they DID get it right first time, They almost always do.

    ‘needs of many’? Thats like, you and your girlfriend?

    ‘The cell market moves faster’ NO, it moves at a glacial pace, they just stick a new cheap camera in, change the shape, and still all the phones are CRAP.
    Apple have finally shown the world what a cell phone can be – and the rest cant do it.

    Stupid post – go away.

  4. 42mbps!@&?

    Who would have thought – my entire household and business internet connection running from a mobile phone…

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  5. You all mean to tell me the iPhone has only been out a measly year?

    Jesus, your right. It feels like it’s been several years. Probably because I want one, but it’s not filling any needs I have in it’s present configuration.

    So yes they need to come out with better versions every six months to keep the hype alive. A year has been too long to wait.

    And no the iPhone 1.0 is not right.

    My throat crushing huge fingers can’t hit the tiny fairy ass keys.

    Stupid. Give me tactile feel of a real keyboard. Then I can adjust pressure to make sure my entry is correct.

    not the hit and correct then try hitting again method of the iPhone keyboard.

    stuff like that. you know, what makes the crackberry so popular.

  6. I have to respond to this; Mad Mac Maniac, your comment sounds like it had come from another planet, and that is probably because your personal preference for what iPhone should be has not been met with the first version.

    If there is any lesson Apple could have learned from the first iPhone, it would be not to change ANYTHING. IPhone, in its first version was an unprecedented success. Never in the history of gadgetry has any device ever sold so fast in such huge numbers. Not PSP, not StarTAC when it appeared years ago, not RAZR, nothing. And this was a device that initially cost $500! It broke all records. Its customer satisfaction numbers are significantly higher than any other mobile phone out there. in all markets where it was sold, it sold quickly. The only time sales begun to show early signs of slowing was when rumours started about the imminent 3G iPhone, and even this was mostly in EU markets (UK, FR, GE), where they might have preferred it to be 3G in the first place (not that it wasn’t selling briskly before that).

    Every once in a while, someone comes on these boards and states flat-out that iPhone was a failure, or partly a failure, because it lacked this, that or the other (usually 3G, GPS and physical keyboard, in addition to non-exclusive carriers), and that Apple should learn from this. Obviously, they would personally like that some of those perceived shortcomings were addressed. However, this doesn’t automatically negate the numbers. We’ve seen them on MDN many, many times.

    If iPhone 3G keeps exactly the same specs as iPhone 2.5G (with the only addition being 3G), it will sell extremely fast. Mour Mad Mac Maniac here will probably not buy it, as it will be missing something that he wants. I am sure, though that 30 – 40 million other people will buy it in the next 6 – 12 months.

    And to chime in on the subject, I don’t think anyone will lose their job (or break a contract with Apple) for ‘spilling the beans’ on iPhone distribution. So many have already announced this out there, and with Apple not even selling the existing model anymore, there is no more doubt that it is coming very soon.

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