Remember when Canada did not have the iPhone? The only way to get your hands on an iPhone was to buy one from the USA and bring it back to unlock. Jailbreaking and unlocking during those days were a lot harder than it was compared to today.
Anyways, in recent news, Etisalat in the United Arab Emirates recently announced that they would finally be selling the iPhone 3G in the region. What’s so interesting about this?
Well, Business 24-7 recently reported the following in their online news article that has pumped the next-gen iPhone rumor-mill into overtime:
The latest 3G model will become available on February 15 according to Dow Jones, and etisalat will be targeting private and business users. Both post-paid and prepaid subscribers will be able to use the product and voice, data and SMS services will be available. And the next version of the device, which is due out in June, will be launched in the UAE at the same time.
Unless there was some sort of error in the part of the author’s composition of the article, let’s just assume the cat is out of the bag–the next generation iPhone 3G is coming in June!
However, we all know how tight-lipped Apple is when it comes to their product launches. Just think back to MacWorld and how we failed to see an update to the iMac line up and other product updates.
If the next generation iPhone were to be released this June, I can only begin to see the sorrow on faces of Canadians that bought the iPhone 3G and signed on for a 3 year contract with Rogers–oh wait, that’s ME! Doh!
So what do you think? iPhone 4G coming out this summer? Don’t worry Apple, my wallet is ready and waiting. LOL!
Here are some future iPhone mock ups for your viewing pleasure…