apple “iPhone” buzz building

July 31, 2006

Apple CFO Robert Oppenheimer’s stated during the company’s July 20 discussion of its Q3 earnings that “as regards cell phones, we don’t think that the phones that are available today make the best music players. We think the iPod is. But over time, that is likely to change. And we’re not sitting around doing nothing.” The comment set off a firestorm of speculation about when such a product, an “iPhone” if you will, would be released.

Engadget has the scoop on a few recent developments of note, including a report of an Apple marketing photo shoot for “the sleekest, sexiest damn phone [the photographer]’s ever seen” and discussion of several vaguely phone-related commands found in the latest iPod firmware update. As I’ve mentioned in my Core 2 Duo news postings, Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference is just around the corner, and you never know what CEO Steve Jobs will announce. I’ll be watching with rapt enthusiasm.

–D. S. W.


2 Responses to “apple “iPhone” buzz building”

  1. Jonathan Coveney said

    Steve Jobs about : If you do not own this, your life will not be as complete and your children will be a sad husk of what they could have been. PLease, think of the children. And my stock.

  2. […] We must remember, though, that Apple has never publicly commented on the existence of the iPhone, though CFO Robert Oppenheimer’s comments during July’s  Q3 conference call have provided ample grist for the rumor mill.  The earliest we might see an announcement regarding the product is during Apple’s next “special event,” scheduled for July 25th, just prior to the Photokina show in Germany.  Don’t count on it, though. […]

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