By: Spacelab Research Staff
The new iPhone ... now with 3G added! It's no joke, the new iPhone was presented to the world today by Steve Jobs in San Francisco. It's a 3G phone now, which means the iPhone has gone international. It's also gotten a lot faster, answering one of the biggest complaints about last year's iPhone. The 3G iPhone will connect to the web twice as fast as the old one, when you're outside of a Wif-Fi hotspot. The new phone will seamlessly switch between Wif-Fi, 3G and EDGE networks to give the maximum download speed available on the fly.
They'll kick off the launch on July 7th in 22 countries, and it will be available in about 70 countries over the next few weeks and months.
You'll pay $199 for the 8GB model and $299 for the 16GB version, down from the $599 oops we meant to charge $499 price from last year.
You can get the new iPhone in white or black, with no metal backplate this time around. They've rid themselves of the docking cradle in favor of a straight-up USB connection. There's also improved quality on the audio playback.
They've also opened up the iPhone (sort of) for other peeps to develop applications for the iPhone, meaning it's a sort of open source ability for people to create stuff for the iPhone that Apple never thought of. Dig the age of collaboration.