Seth Weintraub at Mac 9 to 5 spotted not one but two references to new iPhones in the new firmware for AppleTV. It's speculated that the references to iPhone 3.2 and iPhone 3.3 are software for Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon iPhone 4, says TechnologyPunch.com. According to Product Reviews Net, It's also possible that it could reference an updated iPhone that addresses the device's previous antennae issues.
Petragon, a Chinese company, will reportedly produce 3 million CDMA iPhones by the end of next year for Apple. Both Sprint and Verizon use CDMA networks, notes the LA News Monitor. Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg said his company was hopeful of offering an iPhone but essentially squashed his company from offering the smartphone on its network in the near future. That leaves Sprint and T-Mobile for the time being. While neither company offers the subscriber base of Verizon, Sprint's 4G Wimax network is a nice bargaining chip and T-Mobile is readying the G2 for its HSPA+ network.