Apple’s iPhone mobile phone within a year?

Telecom News (reg. required) reports that Apple is set to release iPhone mobile phone within next 12 months. Investment Bank’s Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster in a research note on Friday said:

“…we believe Apple will benefit from what we estimate to be a 75 per cent chance of an iPhone in the next 12 months.”

Apple’s entry to the mobile phone arena has been a ripe ground of speculation for several years now. First Apple’s foray into mobile world with Motorola’s ROKR cell phone was not so successful, mainly because of a tight grip of wireless operators have on any new features and services offered through their networks. According Steve Jobs – “…these orifices just won’t allow it“.

But with the advent of UMA technologies and Wi-Fi enabled cellphones the things might be changing.

Apple’s Filing for a trademark of “Mobile Me” describing the device with computing, digital music, PIM and telecommunication capabilities further indicates that Apple is really working on a mobile device.

So when can I get my iPhone?

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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