Engadget stiring up trouble; claims iPhone delayed

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archer6

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False Alarm

http://www.engadget.com/2007/05/16/iphone-delayed-until-october-leopard-delayed-again-until-januar/

I don't see why they would even make the claim that the iPhone is delayed until October... seems as false as can be.
No worries...

I just read the article contained in the link you provided. It says that it was a false alarm and that they are still on track for a June release of the iPhone. Here is the excerpt:

"Date: May 16, 2007 10:47:39 AM CDT
To: [redacted]
Subject: NEWS: Disregard Bullet*News Sent May 16 at Approximately 9 a.m. Central--AP/CA/EU/JP/LA/US

You may have received what appeared to be a Bullet*News from Apple. This communication is fake and did not come from Apple.

Apple is on track to ship iPhone in late June and Mac OS X Leopard in October."

So as with all things new that garner this much media attention, it's not unusual for a bunch of rumors and other "speculation" to be floating around the net.

Cheers...
 

robhon

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Or maybe Engadget drummed it up themselves because their site traffic was down. Seems like a great was to generate traffic. Release a false rumour to yourself and report that the rumour is false. It's a trick they probably picked up from Dick Cheney. :cool:
 

archer6

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It would be just like them... send all us iPhone addicts into cardiac arrest!
How did you know I fell off my chair and required oxygen?....LOL....


Oh, and by the way my name is archer6 and I'm a mobile phone addict, and cross addicted to computers & all things hi-tech ... so sick....;)

Thanks for the humor.....:)
 
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Yeah, even when I first looked it didn't seem very likely. There is no way that after all these announcements and this speculation that they would delay it more than a few weeks, if that. I...hope...:laugh2:
 

BoxKrait

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I read something similar to this about them pushing back the release of the new OS version for macs, and misread it as pushing back the iPhone.
(I was reading an article on iPhone and not the new OS)

Felt a sinking in my stomach.

I recently got back from a vacation from Europe and all the signs that had "Free WiFi" made me wish I had the phone for the trip.

Oh well, next time.
 

iPhoneObsessed

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How did you know I fell off my chair and required oxygen?....LOL....


Oh, and by the way my name is archer6 and I'm a mobile phone addict, and cross addicted to computers & all things hi-tech ... so sick....;)

Thanks for the humor.....:)

yes, I definitely fainted! lol.
I was franticly clicking on the article, saying "No.. No... I've waited 6 months.. I just can't wait any longer!" haha..


I never thought I would be this obsessed over a damn phone.

But it has Cover Flow! :laugh2:
 

aloshka

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According to AT&T Docs

According to AT&T documents for employees the launch of iPhone is Jun15-Jul15h. Pretty much means all the retail stores will be receiving them within that time period. I vote it WILL be released Jun15th.
 

chris

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My take is Engadget had a trusted source and ran with the story. They are often first with this type of news. The biggest surprise was the impact they have on the market. When a blog can affect $4 billion in Apple stock, that's amazing. This site certainly doesn't impact stock prices, but still the same I want to be sure we label all stories correctly. Going forward, there will be a new category for rumors. For example, we recently ran a story regarding a potential release date of June 29th (which I still think is going to be the launch day). That story is speculative in nature and would have been put in the "rumor" section of the site if it had existed. In general, I've tried to keep my sites free of rumors. That being said, many of them turn out to be true and are "newsworthy". EI is a year old. Without rumors, there would have been nothing to report all of last year. ;) This new section will allow reporting on rumors and more importantly carry a label designating it as rumor.

-Chris
 
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aloshka

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My take is Engadget had a trusted source and ran with the story. They are often first with this type of news. The biggest surprise was the impact they have on the market. When a blog can affect $4 billion in Apple stock, that's amazing. This site certainly doesn't impact stock prices, but still the same I want to be sure we label all stories correctly. Going forward, there will be a new category for rumors. For example, we recently ran a story regarding a potential release date of June 29th (which I still think is going to be the launch day). That story is speculative in nature and would have been put in the "rumor" section of the site if it had existed. In general, I've tried to keep my sites free of rumors. That being said, many of them turn out to be true and are "newsworthy". EI is a year old. Without rumors, there would have been nothing to report all of last year. ;) This new section will allow reporting on rumors and more importantly carry a label designating it as rumor.

-Chris

I agree rumors are rumors. But investors are dumb for pulling out even if the iPhone gets delayed. No matter how you look at it, the iPhone is already a success. It got what no other phone can get on the market, which is instant name recognition and marketing. Everyone knows what an iPhone is and even the people that hate it before it's released will still want to take a look at it.

Comes June, if I had the money, I'd invest into Apple. The only way they can screw this up, is if they lied about the iPhone features, and it's slow and useless, but knowing Apple; that won't happen.
 
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