UBS: Next-generation iPhone to use 3G Infineon chipset in mid-2008

3G iPhone comingWhat’s that you say? The next-generation iPhone is a-coming? According to a note from UBS global equity research analyst Nicolas Gaudois, Apple has tapped German chip-maker Infineon to outfit the guts of the next-gen 3G iPhone. The chipset, which includes a digital baseband controller, power management unit (PMU), and radio frequency (RF) module, will finally bring a 3G HSDPA-enabled iPhone to market – bringing faster data speeds to the web-surfing iPhone-masses.

More encouraging than the confirmation that Infineon will be providing the 3G hardware for the 3G iPhone is the expectation that the next-generation of iPhone could be upon us quite soon. Gaudois said that, “Consistent with these checks, our Apple analyst Ben Reitzes believes that 3G iPhones will be released by mid-year.” That belief is in line with CNBC’s Jim Goldman’s report that we’ll have a 3G iPhone in-hand by late May or early June 2008.

What’s more, Gaudois mentioned that Infineon is slowing production of the EDGE baseband hardware that is used in the current iPhone. The ramp-down in production is seen as a move to clear out EDGE chipset inventory ahead of the 3G iPhone’s entry into the HSDPA landscape.

Bring on the 3G iPhone!

[Via: CNN Money]

  • youknowit

    Its UBS…ythe title is messed up…

  • Teemu

    I hope Finland gets their iPhone after Apple releses the 3G version :)

  • sandra esqueda

    is t-mobile goint to launch out an iphone any time soon??

  • xRHINOx

    at&t has the iphone exclusively in the US until 2012 i believe. i know its past 2010.

  • Sybian FTW

    Sorry folks, seems Apple are abit behind. They release a device in the middle of a flood of new technology and data speeds and aft making people buy their overpriced and pretty pathetic first version of the deice they thought the world would buy. Wow – touchscreen!!! Errm what and an accelerometer the only thing it packs except from a good processor and software. Im sorry lads and ladettes but the iphone just getting 3g now is abit late and if the specs such as those of the camera are not improved, they can take their overpriced, contract tied rubbish back. Look at the N95, kills the iphone in most ways, only lacks a touch screen but who needs that when pretty much all the other specs slaughter it.

  • HMS

    well the reason that they didnt realease a 3g version was because the hardware required for y elate up a lot of battery power so in order for them to give the consumers such a deviice they would of had to amkw it bigger and heavier . They cab do this now
    because they are also switching to a new type of screen technology which uses less battery and is thinner so now there is more room for other things such as a battery

  • David

    why would u ask if t-mobile is going to get iphone? t-mobile sucks anyways switch to at&t!!!

  • Rottenapple

    To all those people who just bought an iphone recently. Doesn’t it suck that it will now become obsolete soon. I think Apple does this on purpose to nickel and dime us. Reminds me of when they first introduced the iphone and then 3 months later dropped the price by 100-200 dollars. Steve Jobs needs to get his shit together..he’s even making Bill Gates look good.

  • mckinley

    sandra i currently have a iphone that works with tmobile so if u likehit me up on my email and u can get one too mckinleycherisolhotmail.com

  • james braselton

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