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Is the Iphone 3G June update just a pipe dream?

Asked by judochop (16099points) May 10th, 2008

I have heard that it is now going to be November?

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Breefield's avatar

The big question is weather or not Verizon will switch to G3…

jrpowell's avatar

A bunch of stuff about them being out of stock In the US and the UK is floating around. I think it might actually ship soon. They could ship them with the current firmware and have people upgrade to 2.0 at WWDC.

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xxporkxsodaxx's avatar

Here is an article about how they found 3G enabling on the new 2.0 iphone firmware.

AstroChuck's avatar

That a hardware issue, so, unfortunately, a software update is a pipedream.

jrpowell's avatar

They could ship with 1.1.5. The 3G stuff is already in place in xCode. xCode can compile for PowerPC and Intel. I don’t see why they can’t do the same with the iPhone.

xxporkxsodaxx's avatar

If you mean just updating with the firmware, then your sadly mistaken. The iPhone is not 3g compatible, like trying to run a new video game you bought yesterday on a windows 95 operating system.

jrpowell's avatar

No shit. I’m talking about the 3G iPhone shipping with software similar to what the current ones have. They could easily have 3G support without the 2.0 stuff.

henry_david's avatar

Someone in the tech field told me that they’re sold out everywhere because they’re coming out in the next week or so.

iwamoto's avatar

well, it’s realy all a big guess, the auth’s of the stores are saying the sell out is just temp. and that new ones will be in soon (old model) yet i think it’s kind of suspicious, however, biggest chance is that steve annouces the phone on the WWDC next month, just wait and see kids!

ecl27's avatar

If you’re thinking about buying an iPhone, I’d definitely wait. WWDC is less than a month away. Even if you don’t want a new, updated model, if one does come out, there might be a price cut for the older model.

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