AppleInsider reports that UBS are predicting that the 3G iPhone will be released this Summer, sporting a new chip solution from Infineon (nice touch with the extra detail there). Whilst MacNN reports that RBC Capital Markets are predicting a delay to the iPhone's launch, due to testing and fine-tuning on partner networks (another nice detail to add credibility). But who is right?
Admittedly, since Apple has not announced the 3G iPhone, it's uncertain what a "delay" may mean in practice. However, if the 3G iPhone does come out this summer, that's one point for UBS, if not, then the honours go to RBC. MacPredictions is keeping a score card - we'll let you know how things develop.
Look who's just leapt into the ring - it's Citigroup's Richard Gardner, who has apparently just returned from a trip to Taiwan (again with the convincing details) citing sources indicating the launch of a 3G iPhone in Q2 (as reported by Silicon Alley). Since we're already in Apple's 2008 Q2 (their year starts in October), we assume this means calendar quarter Q2 - an even earlier ETA. Who will win this battle of the banks? Mac Predictions can hardly wait.