Word on the street is we may be seeing the heavily anticipated iPhone before we expected. According to Apple Insider Apple Inc. has informed its network of iPhone component suppliers to begin delivery of materials to its Taiwanese manufacturing facilities by next month. Apparently, the phone's printed circuit board makers were scheduled to ship for delivery by "early April." Here's more:
The move suggests that manufacturing ramp of the highly touted Apple handset will begin - at least in some capacity - shortly thereafter. Rumors that Apple and wireless partner AT&T could be ready to bring iPhone to market ahead of their June estimate have been making the rounds since February but remain largely unconfirmed.
I'm pretty convinced this is all just a rouse to get all the real geeks out there all worked up, especially following the delay of shipment for Apple TV.