Apple Announces iPhone 3G

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    After months of anticipation, the heavily rumored 3G iPhone was announced today during Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference Keynote.

    Features
    - 3G... 2.8 times faster than EDGE.
    - GPS built-in
    - Thinner
    - Better battery life - 300 hours of standby, 2G talk-time 10 hours (as opposed to 5), 5 hours of 3G talk-time (competition is 3 hour 3G talk time), 5 to 6 hours of high-speed browsing, 7 hours of video, 24 hours of audio.
    - flush headphone jack


    Pricing and Availability
    The iPhone 3G will be available July 11th in 22 countries for $199 for 8 GB and $299 for 16 GB. The 16 GB model also comes in white.

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    I love it:D

    How many of you like the white one?
     
  4. retrospek macrumors 6502

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    So if it has a GPS chip does that mean it will also come with GPS Software ? or is that extra ?
     
  5. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    have we even seen a picture of that one?

    edit:nvm found it
     
  6. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    wow, $199 and $299. I guess the folks who sold their current iphones for $400 and up are looking smart now. Still, I may just keep my gen 1 because it's still serving me very well, and it will only get better with software 2.0 (which looks awesome).
     
  7. surroundfan macrumors 6502

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    My first gen model will be given hand-me-down status on July 11.

    Can't wait to see the Australian pricing...
     
  8. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    Product page is now up on apple.com

    -power adapter seems to be about half the size of the original
    -uses A-GPS, so you can still get accurate data if you have an obstruction blocking the gps signal
     
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    So, no tablet eh? Bit of a dry keynote. But I'm getting an iPhone as soon as it comes out in Canada!
     
  10. ajd10720 macrumors newbie

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    OHHHHHHH Just bought an iPod touch a month ago :mad:
    Will have to wait for the next better model :rolleyes:
    AND AUSTRALIA FINALLY GOT SOMETHING :D
     
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    So keen for white one

    Engadget dida nice job covering that live too! 70 countries! im stoked:D
     
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    that was the worst 2 hours of waiting. store is up though..
     
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    I wish it had the front facing video camera or video conferencing
     
  14. g-boac macrumors 6502

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    so are these phones aluminium, or black/white plastic?
     
  15. kungming2 macrumors regular

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    carenstation 87 - what BS

    I knew it! Carenstation87 was hoaxing everyone... Too bad so many people believed him.
     
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    Don't see it yet....
     
  18. jawzzy macrumors regular

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    Great and all...but without 32 GB there is no way I'll be getting one.

    Damn you solid state memory get cheaper!!

    Also, that was an incredibly boring keynote...I'd expect His Steveness to have the sense to speed up the demoes.
     
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    link?
     
  20. vega07 macrumors 65816

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    on the apple store, GPS is written as A-GPS or assisted-GPS.

    what is this exactly?
     
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    If you bought a second hand iPhone on ebay for £300.

    BWAHAHAHAHAH :D

    Seriously though this looks like one great device, can't wait to see all the new features once its at a store. Plastic back is fine with me, all phones are plastic anyway. This is going to be so popular its unbelievable.
     
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    itunes 7.7??!!!!

    It is only 2 grams lighter... hmm...
     
  24. drb6 macrumors regular

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    Wow that was looong. Good stuff though, apps look great. I wish they went more into detail on how the GPS works, maybe more can be gleaned from the video.

    No 32 gig, so I will probably (hopefully) be waiting till there is a midcycle update.
     
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    excellent prices - now who wants an 2nd hand Touch ?:D

    Jully 11th is iPhone 3g WorldWide Day
     

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