iPhone launch date still undetermined

It's still coming in June but the date remains unknown.

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Yes, we know Apple will launch the iPhone in June but it's still up in the air exactly when in June that will be. Though we've made previous guesses that the unveiling could be June 11 or June 15 (both dates are during Apple's WWDC) the company as of this week still hasn't confirmed the iPhone's birthday. In a statement related to the Leopard delay, Apple made references to late June only. "iPhone has already passed several of its required certification tests and is on schedule to ship in late June as planned," the statement said. "We can't wait until customers get their hands (and fingers) on it and experience what a revolutionary and magical product it is." Apple also said that because the iPhone "contains the most sophisticated software ever shipped on a mobile device," the rush to finish it on time has come with a price. And as CNET News.com's Tom Krazit reported yesterday , that price is the Leopard delay. Apple was forced to pull engineers off the operating system and assign them to the iPhone.

So we're back to square one for now. And by the way, FCC certification documents for the iPhone still haven't surfaced online. We suspect that as soon as we see the public record documents, we'll see more news on a release date. Cingular is equally mum on news, as we found out last week at CTIA .

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Senior Managing Editor Kent German leads the CNET Reviews editors in San Francisco. A veteran of CNET since 2003, he still writes about the wireless industry and occasionally his passion for commercial aviation.

 

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