Barrons, part of the Wall Street Journal Digital Network, is reporting info on the upcoming iPhone release. Calling it the iPhone 3G Pro, they quote RBC Capital’s Mike Abramsky that claims faster 3G. The improvements will be:
- Faster 3G, using the HSUPA standard, versions the current HSDPA.
- Improved graphics.
- Video recording/messaging.
- 16 GB/32 GB memory capacity.
- Possibly thinner.
- $199/$299 price points
He expects the new version to be offered on AT&T first, and other markets second.
Abramsky says an “entry level” iPhone is less likely. “Build data and other checks suggest Apple may not launch a lower priced iPhone as soon as generally thought,” he writes. “If so this may help protect margins, but might leave iPhone’s market share vulnerable to lower-priced competitive alternatives.”