The problem for Apple is that it must get formal FCC approval before it releases any new radio-based device. Such applications are public documents, which makes it hard to keep a new cellphone secret for very long.
Jobs unveiled the original iPhone six months before it shipped. If he announces the 3G iPhone ahead of time, he risks choking off sales of the 2G model.
What to do?
The stock traders at The Mac Observer's Apple Finance Board have started speculating about how Apple might handle this delicate transition. One of the moderators, a Devon-based investor who calls himself sleepygeek (and uses those quaint British spelling conventions), offers a few ideas:
How do you think Steve Jobs ought handle the 3G introduction?
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