Today Apple held their press event for the iPhone 3.0 SDK preview. There are some great things coming to the new iPhone OS, due to launch in the summer, but a comment by Greg Joswiak near the end of the event regarding the launch date of the OS caught my attention:
And we’re going to ship it this summer. And we’re going to ship it as a customer update free to all of our iPhone 3G customers. And as a special bonus, we’ve even enabled it to work on the original iPhone.
As a special bonus? This phrasing, along with how he stated this, his inflection, makes me wonder if Apple is preparing us for an end-of-life announcement on the original iPhone hardware. I don’t think this is too far fetched consider that 2-year contracts will be up and ready for renewal, oh, let’s see….this summer!
Anybody who reads this blog regularly knows that I do not usually deal in rumors and such. And I am not trying to create a rumor. But, that statement was left hanging out there on the stage and just seems too intnetional. Am I off base here? Should I prepare to buy a new phone?
Talk me down.