This is one of those purely speculative type of reports, but for all we know, it could turn out to be true. Following on the recent confirmation from AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson that the next-generation iPhone (the iPhone 2.0, if you will) will be sporting a 3G radio and will be available next year. Now, he didn’t mention when in 2008, but other rumors have indicated that a Q1 2008 launch is in the works.
We’re hearing that the iPhone 2.0 is already expected to miss the rumored March-ish launch window. According to Mehdi Hosseini, an analyst for Friedman Billings Ramsey & Company, the next-gen iPhone was slated for a March or April launch, but will now miss its mark – with the revised launch window predicted to extend into mid-summer of 2008. Hosseini cites information gathered during “recent checks,” and predicts that NAND memory demand will fall in the early part of 2008.
Again, we just want to stress that this is all speculation, and there’s no reason to believe that some “analyst” has information that would indicate that the iPhone 2.0 will be delayed. But, sometimes these things turn out to be true – we’re just hoping this isn’t one of those rumors.