Will the iPhone 3.0 Upgrade Be Available Next Week?

By  |  Friday, June 5, 2009 at 6:36 pm

I don’t want to start any wild rumors, but here’s an intriguing comment that just got added to the post I wrote way back in early November when AT&T Wireless’s CEO said that iPhone users would “soon” be able to tether their phones to their laptops as wireless modems:

Andy Mc Says:
June 5th, 2009 at 4:46 pm I spoke to an AT&T store rep today, and he DISCOURAGED me from buying their laptop connect card and $60/month plan. Instead, he told me to wait until June 9, gave me his card, and said to call back to add the tethering plan to my current iPhone for $30/month more.

June 9th, of course, is the day after Apple’s WWDC keynote, an event at which it would not be startling to learn that tethering is finally ready to roll. Tethering is enabled by the iPhone 3.0 software. Does that mean that part of Monday’s WWDC keynote will be the news that iPhone 3.0 is ready for immediate downloading by iPhone owners?

Maybe. Blog comments aren’t utterly reliable, and neither is the advice of random phone-store reps. But it’s something to chew on, at least. And it feels more plausible than the new iPhone hardware being available on Monday.

I make no predictions, but hope that the clerk Andy talked to knew what he was talking about and had loose lips…

 
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  1. TShowNYC Says:

    I noticed that iTunes now says it will check for an update for iPhone software on 6/8/2009. It usually says that it will check again after 1 week, but June 8, aside from being the WWDC keynote, is only 3 days away. Hmmm…

  2. Sammy Brence Says:

    @TShowNYC Thats just a Consequence. I think it has a regular schedule check it does. Click the Check for updates now button and I bet the Next Check Day will change to another day.

  3. Richard Says:

    Sammy, I think you mean coincidence. And I’m not sure it is. Mine has been reading “6/8/2009″ for several days, even when pushing the “Check for Update” button. Hmmmm. :-)

  4. TShowNYC Says:

    I thought it was coincidence at first, but I’ve clicked the “check for update” button daily over the last few days, and it keeps saying 6/8/2009. It usually resets the date to check one week from the last check. That’s what makes me think that 3.0 will be available on Monday. I could be wrong, but I hope I’m right!

  5. Sammy Brence Says:

    Yea I cant spell. Never have claimed to be able to. I highly rely on Firefox spell check alot. LOL But I Just Hit my check update and it changed to June 13th. So I Dunno. Wait.. Are you all Using iTunes 8.2? I Haven’t upgraded mine yet, Kinda waiting to see what Jailbreak does before I Jump the Gun. Right now Jailbreak wont work with 8.2 as far as I Know.

  6. Rvxtm Says:

    You need 8.2 to install the 3.0 software. And i find this a little interesting …8/6/2009 :>

  7. Jack Quinn Says:

    I would be willing to bet the farm that the Version 3.0 update will be released June 8th. And, I will press the download button at 12:00:01 AM tomorrow morning.

  8. daniel williamson Says:

    i do hope so much it will be available today haha

  9. stu Says:

    there is noupdate this is bull im pissed

  10. 3.0 fan Says:

    I am so pissed off. It’s June 8th and there is no update available!!!! This really sucks.

  11. Scott Says:

    June 17th update available.
    See website below;
    http://www.apple.com/iphone/softwareupdate/

  12. Emily Rose Says:

    June 17th is ready for download!
    wooooo!