iPhone to launch before June?

Jan 29 2007 - 04:11 PM ET | Apple, Backpage, Rumor

Apple rumor site ThinkSecret is reporting that the iPhone may begin shipping prior to June. At its MacWorld introduction earlier this month, Apple CEO Steve Jobs noted that the unusually (for Apple) distant launch date was because Apple wanted to announce the product before the FCC had a chance to spill the beans. The iPhone has not yet been approved by the FCC.

While initial word that the iPhone's ship date may have been overly conservative came from a number of unproven sources, most citing information inside Cingular, more reliable sources with proven track records have come forward to confirm that there remains a very real possibility that the iPhone will ship earlier in the second quarter.