According to an analyst at Gartner, Apple has ordered a second batch of 10 million 3G iPhones to be delivered. That’s a total of 10 million regular iPhones and 10 million 3G iPhones that Apple is apparently hoping to sell by the end of this year.
Speculation by the same analyst was that the new 3G iPhone would use an OLED display which would net it a thinner design and a longer battery life. The switch to OLED would make sense, some would say that it would help make up the difference in battery that 3G would drain, but we already know that several system on a chip designs that include 3G are out there that are at the same level of power usage as the iPhone’s current chipset, such as the one from Broadcom which would have brought several other new features as well.
As far as the thinner design goes, that would have its potential up and down sides, if it was so thing it was as thin as the iPod Touch, then all those accessories/cases would work, but if it was thinner, or not quite that thin, but thinner than an iPhone, you’d have to have a whole new set of cases/accessories developed which would suck for manufacturers and consumers alike. I don’t really care though, I just want my damned 3G iPhone pronto!