Only days after Apple announced the iPhone’s storage increase – doubling from 8GB to 16GB – rumors are now spreading that the company is planning an event on February 26th at which the iPhone SDK will be launched and, potentially, the 3G version of the handset be revealed. The speculation began after Mira Mobile, the company that Apple contracts their keynote video recording to, began hiring for a large & unspecified event during the last week of February; this would fit in with Apple’s own timescale for the SDK software release, which it promised would be “in developers hands” by this month.
Rumors regarding the 3G iPhone have been fuelled by AT&T’s rapid push to spread 3G connectivity across the US; CEO Randall Stephenson confirmed a 3G version would be launched sometime this year. While it would seem unusual to announce a high-speed version of the Apple cellphone so soon after the storage upgrade, less than predicted sales of the iPhone in European markets may be forcing Apple’s hand.
[via PHONE Mag]