OK – I’m the first to admit that I am a newbie on this prediction thing. Tuesday has long passed us, and no 3G iPhone yet. I did say something about sooner than once thought, and that does look like it’s the case. Telefonica O2 Europe, Apple’s Europe carrier, made remarks about, “a joint statement over the coming weeks but declined to say whether it would be about 3G iPhones.”
I then read a few reports/articles by the Apple blogosphere veterans about how Steve Jobs has intentionally held a product back so that the stock would dissipate. Andy Space, of 9 to 5 Mac wrote a good synopsis of what might be going behind the curtain, you can find the full article here.
Space points out that Jobs and company could be doing it deliberately to A.) Create scarcity and stimulate demand, and B.) Keep customers happy. You might remember that I mentioned that I felt this would make a lot of sense. To quote, “Sure, that’d be a way to avoid major amounts of disappointed people, throngs of them showing up to return theirs for the new devise. Imagine the craziness if those people and the newbies swarmed in all at once.”
Speaking of iPhone, I realized to day when I was once again downtown, flirting with the iphone at the Apple store; I can type pretty well on it now. Amazingly well. A side effect I never contemplated, but there you are. I also noticed that my web site, Whiplash Design, is broken in the areas I have used Flash. Bugger. Soon Flash will be there…soon.
Any of you not have an iPhone yet? What is your reasoning for not having it right now? Same as mine? Let me know, I look forward to the discussion it might spark.