Some of us have been confused since the moment the iPhone was announced with a lack of support for 3G (third generation) networks. The iPhone is, after all, a next generation device. Why, then, would a next generation device lack support for the next generation of wireless mobile connectivity?
Though the iPhone has yet to hit store shelves, many people have already decided whether they intend to purchase one when it does. For those who have decided not to buy an iPhone, one of the most common reasons given is that subsequent versions of the iPhone will have features deemed lacking in the upcoming first release of the iPhone. In part, that may no longer be true.
Reuters reported today that Apple's Chief Financial Officer, Peter Oppenheimer, was quoted indicating that Apple's long awaited iPhone is on track to ship in late June.
Previous reports and rumors throughout in the industry had led to some doubt that the iPhone's launch would be delayed due to testing, battery, or operating system issues.
Recent statements from Apple and it's iPhone release partner, AT&T (formerly Cingular), have laid to rest many of these concerns.
Engadget got their hands on a copy of an employee Q&A document which was circulated internally at the company recently.
Though the document didn't contain any groundbreaking news, it did help to confirm a few lingering questions as well as put to rest some rebate rumors.
All in all, definitely worth checking out. You can read Engadget's full story which includes scans of the leaked document here.
UPDATE: The officially announed second-generation iPhone 3G has built-in GPS. Check out the specs on the new 3G iPhone here.
The first release of the iPhone does not include GPS. It is possible that Apple may release an add-on hardware device that would offer GPS support to iPhone owners.
We expect the second coming of the iPhone to support GPS, as well as many other advanced features.