Monday, 9 June 2008

3G iPhone announced by Apple

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3G iPhone announced by Apple

Thinner iPhone on show at WWDC


Apple boss Steve Jobs has officially announced the free 3G iPhone at the Worldwide Developers' Conference (WWDC). The free 3G iPhone will be available for $199 in the US, is thinner at the edges than the first generation iPhone, features sold metal buttons and the same screen as the original.

Jobs said the free 3G iPhone is "amazingly zippy", claiming that download speeds approach those that can be achieved with Wi-Fi. Two other smartphones were used to demonstrate the iPhone's speed superiority - the Nokia N95 and Treo 750, and Apple claimed the iPhone is 36 percent faster than them.

And the 3G capabilities won't hurt battery life, Apple claims. The 3G iPhone will last for 300 hours of standby time, while 2G talk time is up to 10 hours (from 8 hours). On 3G talk time, while other phones have 3-3.5 hours, the iPhone has 5 hours of 3G talk time, Apple claims.

"That's actually a very large amount of 3G talk time. We're very proud of this," said Jobs.

Meanwhile, the 3G iPhone is capable of up to 5-6 hours of high-speed browsing, 7 hours of video and 24 hours of audio.

The 3G iPhone, which also features built-in GPS support, will be available in 22 countries, starting from July 11.

The iPhone first went on sale in the US last summer, and Jobs claimed today at WWDC that "it's widely believed that this is the phone that has changed phones forever." Apple sold 6 million iPhones in the first year

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