Second-generation Apple iPhone in September for $249?

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 17 2007 @ 14:16 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Chinese media claim Apple is ordering touch screen panels for its second-generation iPhone phones. Rumour has it that these new iPhones may arrive in September and will be priced at $249-$299.
Other Chinese-language media reports have listed Quanta Computer as the possible manufacturer of the second-generation device. Quanta has denied that report and Wintek has declined to comment, citing customers confidentiality.

JP Morgan has also contributed to the speculation, issuing a report earlier this month discussing the possibility of a low-end Nano version of the iPhone in the near term, with the financial firm basing its forecast on channel checks and a public patent filing.

However, a different team within JP Morgan followed up with a report of its own that stated it thinks it unlikely Apple will release a low-end Nano version of the iPhone in the near term. The report concluded that although a lower-end iPhone is inevitable, a near-term launch would be unusual and highly risky. JP Morgan now officially believes that the next iPhone iteration will be a 3G phone.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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