Update: Pocketlint reports that Jobs confirmed Apple's plans for a 3G iPhone in 2008. He said, to a crowd accustomed to 3G: "You can expect a 3G iPhone later next year." Original guesswork by The Street below.
We've been beating up on Apple for crippling the iPhone with its slowpoke EDGE network connectivity rather than 3G, but according to TheStreet.com, "people familiar with the production plans" are now saying that a 3G-equipped iPhone will be rolling out in the first quarter of next year. But hey, this isn't the first time we've heard this scuttlebutt about the iPhone and 3G.
This goes along with the rumors we've been hearing for a while now, from some tattletale Swedes back in February, an iPhone radio engineer squealing in January, rumors of a 16GB 3G iPhone for Germany, and word of a 7-year contract with 3G wireless tech company InterDigital.