Fans have been dreaming of a 3G Christmas. But observers are saying Apple probably won't be offering the faster wireless version of the iPhone this year.
"I don't think we'll see it until the first or second quarter of next year," IAG Research's Roger Entner says of the third-generation wireless iPhone, which would provide speedier Web access than current versions.
Apple says it doesn't comment on rumors. But this new slant on the holiday product picture emerges just as Apple is taking some heat over its handling of iPhone pricing.CEO Steve Jobs gave a presentation Wednesday announcing, among other things, that the company was killing the 4-gigabyte iPhone and slashing $200 off the price of the remaining 8-gigabyte phone. The decision to drop half the iPhone lineup validates rumors