As if keeping track of all the Apple iPhone hoopla for this Friday weren’t enough. Now we’re hearing through the grapevine that the second generation iPhone may be debuted at the San Fransisco Macworld 2008 convention. Apple has awarded Quanta a manufacturing contract for 5 million iPhone units – of which a portion could be the iPhone 2.0. The Taiwanese phone manufacturer has been cultivating its working relationship wth Apple and gives us reason to believe they could have the next-gen iPhone out the doors by next year. Now, this is all speculation and rumor, but we’d love to see a 3G, GPS-enabled version of the iPhone show up at next year’s Macworld in San Fransisco (of course, with all the missing features Dusan mentioned).
Ron Garriques, CEO and President of Dell Global Consumer Group, commented on the iPhone $600 price tag: “If you can reset in the consumers’ minds that cell phones can be priced at $499 to $699, instead of the thinking that it is just $1, that’s good.” adding, as most people believe, “the marketing and hype surrounding iPhone is good…you know that they are working on iPhone2, iPhone3 and 4 versions.”
As with all speculation being cooked up in the rumor oven – season liberally with skepticism and let sit until ready.