Apple's WWDC (WorldWide Developer's Conference) starts on Monday. Expectations over which include the 3rdGen iPhone. The new version is likely to include:
-GPS services-Thinner casing
-Improved virtual keyboard
-And, hopefully, a reduced pricetag.
From PC World online: "AT&T is readying its 3G network to handle potential traffic from the iPhone. AT&T this week announced that it had upgraded its 3G wireless network to reach downlink speeds of up to 1.7M bps, a 20 percent increase over previous speeds."
Apple estimates shipping 10 million iPhones in calendar 2008 (10 million x $400each = mo money).
"A number of network providers worldwide recently signed deals with Apple to offer iPhones, including Softbank in Japan, Telefonica in Spain, and Telecom Italia.The company hopes to boost iPhone adoption through iPhone 2.0, the phone's software platform that Apple might announce at WWDC. During an earnings call in April, Apple officials said the company plans to deliver iPhone 2.0 software as a free download in late June.The iPhone 2.0 includes an SDK (software developer kit) that allows developers to write applications for the iPhone, including push e-mail support through the Microsoft Exchange mail server."