Apple will release a 3G version of its iPhone smartphone-iPod device sometime next year, said AT&T chief executive Randall Stephenson during a Silicon Valley event.
Pricing and other specifics will be determined, of course, by Apple, Stephenson said. AT&T, of course, is the exclusive carrier for the iPhone in the US.
A 3G version of the device may help spur adoption. It is currently limited to EDGE data networks that access data slower than 3G wireless data networks.
Apple had previously said its goal was to sell 10 million iPhones by the end of 2008. In February, the company promised to release a software developer kit for the creation of third-party applications for the device.