iPhone 3G Announced For $199 – Releasing July 11th
The biggest rumour of this year has finally come to a sweet end. Yes, I’m talking about the big Apple rumour. iPhone 3G has been announced by Steve Jobs at WWDC 2008 today! I’ve been watching the whole of today’s event like a hawk and can’t express how much excited I was. The new iPhone 3G is available in two colours, black and white and in two memory sizes, 8GB and 16GB.
iPhone 3G is even more thinner now! Hard to believe, eh? It has a black plastic back (white in white edition), solid metal buttons, same gorgeous display, camera, flush headphone jack, and an improved audio. Data downloads is very fast which makes it perfect for Safari and Mail.
iPhone 3G is capable of providing data rates up to 3 times that of EDGE. If compared to other 3G phones like Nokia N95 and Treo 750, iPhone is in the lead which is 36% more faster. Battery life has been improved on iPhone 3G. 300 hours of standby, 2G talk-time now has 10 hours (as opposed to 5), 5 hours of 3G talk-time (most phones only have 3 hour 3G talk time), 5 to 6 hours of high-speed browsing, 7 hours of video, 24 hours of audio. Can it get any better?
Another feature that everyone has been waiting for was GPS support. iPhone 3G is now powered with GPS support for live tracking. Currently, GPS covers 70 countries.
iPhone 3G will be available by July 11th in 22 countries, and will cost $199 for 8GB black edition and $299 for 16GB white edition.
WWDC 2008 is going to continue till June 13th, so we can still expect more surprises from Steve Jobs. So keep yourself tuned as I will also be posting about other releases and announcements.