More Apple Phone Rumors and Speculation

A few interesting Apple Phone related rumors have emerged over the past few days.

Charles Wolf expects Apple will sell the iPhone as an unlocked device through Apple stores.
Gizmodo (spanish) claims that Steve Jobs and the Telefonica president will meet soon to discuss media distribution and the Apple iPhone
Skyworks is expected to provide "front-end modules" for the iPhone. The front end module amplifies and filters voice and data signals for mobile phones.
One study claims that 16 percent of Americans (about 40 million) say that the iPhone is a "great idea" for them personally.

Less than a week to go before Macworld San Francisco. Here is a summary of iPhone rumors to date.

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95 months ago

It seems the 'iPhone' / 'iPod Phone' device is being hailed and praised as the 'next big thing' from Apple that will 'revolutionize the market' for cell phones.

In my opinion, the only contribution Apple could reasonably make is to take their already successful (and *simple*) iPod, and add a *simple* way to make a phone call on it... and *maybe* send a text message/email. I don't think it will have 'smart phone capabilities' (besides iPod funcationality).

IF (yes IF, not when...) Apple releases some sort of phone, it will be an iPod with the ability to place a call. Not some sort of PDA or web-browsing jack-of-all trades. I think someone mentioned this in another thread earlier, but I just wanted to restate it, as I don't think that Apple would do well to make some sort of ridiculously complex smart phone. I would estimate the price to be around $299-399, with 4/8GB flash or something like that.

The only way I would buy one is if it gave me the ability to easily place a phone call (perhaps by selecting a contact in my Address Book), receive a phone call, and play music. Video isn't really that important to me on a device as small as a phone / iPod - and I don't think video chat would be extremely important, either. All that would do is jack up the price a couple hundred more.

How wrong were you !!!!
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175 months ago
I am 101% sure an iPod Phone will come out. Mark my words my fellow Macrumors :cool: :D
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