3G iPhone to launch worldwide on June 9

— 11:02 AM on May 21, 2008

The folks at Gizmodo claim to have learned several details about the launch of Apple's upcoming 3G iPhone. All signs have pointed to the device launching in mid-June around the time of the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), and Gizmodo quotes a source "very, very close to the 3G iPhone launch" as saying the new device will indeed be unveiled during the WWDC keynote. That keynote is scheduled to start at 10AM PDT on June 9.

Surprisingly, Gizmodo says the 3G iPhone will be "available worldwide right after the launch." Customers in some countries may have to wait a few days, though. In Spain, the launch will take place on June 18 during the opening of the Telefonica store in Madrid. Other European launches may follow similar schedules.

Apple will also alter the iPhone's sales model, Gizmodo claims: "According to another source involved in the launch, the 3G iPhone will no longer be available at a fixed price point—at least in some countries, and its launch will also bring new sales policies." That particular rumor echoes previous reports that have said AT&T will subsidize the 3G iPhone in the United States in order to sell the device for as little as $199.

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