There's a rush of iPhone reports this week as the US awaits the June debut of the device.

CNBC now claims the gadget will ship on 20 June, while webmasters on Mac-focused sites note the appearance of a new iPhone client on their web stats.

And fresh reports also claim iPhone will pack more applications than previously revealed.

CNBC published its 20 June claim last week, reporting that a waiting list for iPhone purchases will open in the week before its debut.

Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris would not confirm or deny the date, but told Forbes: "We have said consistently that we're looking forward to shipping the iPhone in late June and that has not changed."

iPhone applications also seems set for a boost, AT&T's iPhone project leader Glenn Lurie told the Seattle TImes. Lurie said the anticipation for the product "far exceeds" the company's initial expectations and described the touchscreen as "like nothing you've ever used".

He added, "there are other things - you have the widgets, some of the Google applications that are coming - there are just so many things here that the price will not be an issue."

While support for Google Maps has been announced by Apple. Lurie's statements imply a mess of Google applications may also be supported when the device ships.

And in a final piece of iPhone trivia, Macworld can confirm that web traffic reports are beginning to show the arrival of a new iPhone client.

Traffic reports have confirmed a few instances in which a new client has been used to browse the Macworld UK website. The client is described as: "Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420+(KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/1A538a Safari/419.3"

There have been a small quantity of page hits that show up with this description, emanating from Apple, Comcast and AT&T.

It is known that some senior Apple and AT&T executives are now in possession of an iPhone as they prepare for wider public distribution.