Walt Mossberg, personal technology columnist for The Wall Street Journal.
(Credit: AllThingsD)So the gadget guru told Silicon Alley Insider today, after comments he made at a conference last week surfaced over the weekend. During a talk about broadband penetration and online video, Mossberg casually mentioned of the iPhone, "it will be 3G in 60 days."
Those comments were widely interpreted to mean that the iPhone will be 3G in 60 days. Mossberg tends not to speculate as widely about upcoming Apple announcements as does, say, the entire technology world. So given his access to Apple's products and strategies, when he speaks about an upcoming product, people tend to listen.
But Mossberg wants the world to know that he doesn't actually know whether or not a 3G iPhone is coming in 60 days, a declaration which may or may not have been prompted by a stern phone call from Cupertino.