3G iPhone “in June”

Jobs has said it’s happening, AT&T have given it the double thumbs up and now, finally, it looks like we’re closing in on a firm date

Jobs has said it’s happening, AT&T have given it the double thumbs up and now, finally, it looks like we’re closing in on a firm date for the 3G iPhone.

The web has gone into overdrive today, after an analyst at market researchers Gartnor, Ken Dulaney, told iPodObserver that Apple has signed itself up for a massive 10 million new editions of their bestselling super–cell. If true, we could be looking at a summer release.

As well as the much–needed speedy net connection everyone’s been craving, Dulaney also says we’ll be getting an OLED screen on our Jesus phone.

It makes sense – the screen wouldn’t need to be backlit, meaning the “battery issues” Apple have always cited as a reason for not loading the iPhone with 3G start to look, well, baseless.

And as if that wasn’t enough to whet your gadgety appetites, Kevin Rose of Digg is also claiming that the current shortage of the phone in New York (no Apple store has one) is down to the fact a 3G version will be arriving in June.

It seems pretty unlikely Apple would unleash a new edition without emptying their store cupboards of the old stock first. Plying a more expensive, slimmed–down version alongside the current EDGE–toting phone is far more likely.

With the official unveiling of the App store set for June, could Steve and co be readying a surprise release too? Here’s hoping.

Essentials

3G iPhone

Price: £ TBA

On sale: June

Contact: Apple