New rumors are now floating around concerning the actual launch of the 3G iPhone. We all know that it is highly rumored, and highly probable that the 3G iPhone will be announced at the WWDC in San Fransisco on June 9th. For most, it was assumed that the phone would be available on the same day.
However, new rumors are surfacing that there could be a 10-day wait until the new iPhone is released to the public. This would make some sense… especially when you consider that AT&T wireless requested that employees avoid vacations after June 15th. With this rumored 10-day wait, that would give AT&T employees a few days to train and get up to speed on the new device. AT&T wireless is also planning on beginning extra summer hiring on June 16th.
iPhoneFreak has posted a timeline that makes a lot of sense:
- June 9th – WWDC Keynote by Steve Jobs – Announces 3G iPhone and other Apple news
- June 15th – Employees at AT&T advised not to miss work for a while (begin iPhone training)
- June 16th – Temporary employees begin training for less complex crowd control (give the regular sales team a day’s head start
- June 18th – Stores open their doors for a flood of multi-touching maniacs
Make of this what you will… bottom line is we will have the 3G iPhone in our mac-happy hands by mid to late June by these recent reports.