AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson confirms that a 3G version of the iPhone will be coming up in 2008 for sure. Unfortunately, Mr. Stephenson has not disclosed much detail. No comments have been done neither on the speed of the device nor on the price. Moreover, Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris has refused to comment on the topic.
From Apple's perspective, the main issue with the 3G version of the iPhone remains the battery power. The 5 hour mark on a GSM network will most likely will be halved with the current battery. So, the manufacturer's aim is to deliver a 3G version of the phone with equal talk time. Also, it must be noted that an early announcement of the 3G version of the phone will affect the sales of the current device.