iPhone 2.0- Locked, Loaded, Ready To Go

On June 9, 2008

The question has been lingering during the weeks leading up to today’s WWDC kickoff as to whether or not the new iPhone hardware and software would be released at the same time.

The release of iPhone 2.0 is a bit more complicated than it might first appear since it really consists of three different, and equally important, components. There’s the 3G hardware. There’s the 3G firmware. There’s the iTunes AppStore.

All three need to be in place and functional in order for us to move into the next stage in the iPhone’s march toward world dominence.

The good news is… it is looking increasingly like that is the case!

According to a post over at Engadget the firmware for the 3G iPhone (you know- the one that’s going to be revealed in less than 5 hours) has been released to carriers for field-testing.

Add to that numerous reports that unmarked, sealed boxes have been arriving at Apple stores everywhere and it looks like we are locked and loaded.

Five hours and counting before we start seeing all kinds of application goodness.