Boatloads of iPhones


Hundreds of shipping containers have been arriving from China to ports all over this planet, presumably packed with new iPhones

Don’t miss your boat: Apple’s announcing a new iPhone on Monday, 9 June 2008 at 17:00 GMT — tape your "go away" signs to your doors and follow it on Engadget, which reported firmware details last night:

    • Infineon PMB6952 / S-GOLD3 six-band UMTS / HSDPA transceiver (as we’d heard)
    • Murata LMRX3JCA-479 tri-band amplifier (we’re assuming for the 3G)
    • Sony SP9T antenna switch for GSM / UMTS dual mode
    • ARM 1176JZF-S – Main CPU (same as in 1st gen iPhone)
    • Skyworks 77427 chip – UMTS / HSDPA tx 1900MHz, rx 2100MHz
    • Skyworks 77414 chip – UMTS / HSDPA 1900MHz Skyworks 77413 chip – UMTS / HSDPA 850MHz
    • Internal build model number: n82ap (1st gen iPhone was model m68ap)
    • UMTS Power Saving option – on or off
    • Hooks for Global Locate Library (GLL), software that handles A-GPS related commands for the host processor


Otherwise, we have no shortage of rumors. Check Engadget, Gizmodo and FierceWireless. There are sure to be some surprises, and I’m hoping for live TV reception via A-VSB. Getting DVB-H, DVB-T or DVB-SH may be a stretch, but maybe next year.

I’ll be watching/following the Apple WWDC any way I can. MacWorld reports this is one of the most important in years:

“This is a hugely significant WWDC for Apple because they are bringing out a new platform,” said Michael Gartenberg, vice president and research director at research firm JupiterResearch. “This is the coming out party for the iPhone.”