AT&T And The 3G iPhone: Did Stephenson Just Screw Up Apple’s Near-Term Handset Sales?

Via Barrons:

One of the interesting theories floating around today is that the disclosure by AT&T (T) CEO Randall Stephenson this week that Apple (AAPL) will offer a 3G iPhone sometime in 2008 was either a massive screw-up, or an intentional swipe at Steve Jobs.

Probably a screwup, but not as bad a screwup as the one perpetrated by folks who buy Apple products for the holidays, only to find out said products are completely obsolete two weeks later at MacWorld.