It’s 3G iPhone with GPS and $200 cheaper but old model

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Jun 10 2008
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Steve Jobs unveils the new iPhone – $200 cheaper with 3G and GPS minus the videoconferencing. The rumors of a newer iPhone model also failed to materialize. The 16GB and 8GB model now will only cost you $299 and $199 respectively which will go on sale July 11 2008. This is enough to thrill smartphone fanatics especially when the 16GB is only RM956 (assuming US$1 = RM3.20) while the 8GB, RM636. With all the features and the branding of carrying one around, it would be a sin not to own one.

Now that iPhone support satellite navigation and faster Internet access, Steve Jobs’ initial hope to hit the company’s target of selling 10 million iPhones by the end of 2008 could comes true after all. Apple Inc.’s (Nasdaq: AAPL, stock) Chief Executive said Apple has sold 6 million iPhones since the first model launched nearly a year ago and 700,000 since March. However that was not enough to satisfy investors when Apple shares fell $4.03, or 2.2 percent, to close Monday at $181.61 with many were seen taking their profits after a four-month run-up in Apple’s stock price.

New 3G iPhoneiPhone 3G supports Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync right out of the box, runs the incredible third party apps created with the iPhone SDK, and will be available in more than 70 countries around the world this year. The iPhone 2.0 software include the ability to do real-time mapping and track your progress with GPS technology, delete multiple email messages, search for contacts, new scientific calculator, turn on parental control restrictions for specified content, save images directly from a web page or email them to your iPhone and easily transfer them back to your photo library on your Mac or PC.

AT&T Inc., the exclusive U.S. carrier for the iPhone, said service for it will start at $39.99 per month, plus $30 for unlimited data – a $10 increase over the cheapest EDGE-only plan for the first-generation iPhone plus you need to sign a new two-year plan. The iPhone 3G is about 0.02 inches thicker and about 0.1 ounce lighter than its predecessor. You now can choose either glossy black or white backing but owners of the first generation iPhone sweared they preferred the old brushed-metal finish which was scratch-proof.

The new iPhone also claimed to be able to delivers 5 hours of talk time using 3G (calls and data use, compared to voice-only over EDGE), along with 7 hours of video and 24 hours of music. As for 3G Jobs said that the iPhone turns GPS off automatically when it’s not in use so as not to drain the battery. Hmm, that would be nice since your boss would not be able to track you down. I’ll definitely gonna get hold of this babe once it’s available here.

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wow….the spec is so good yet it’s so cheap….sounds too good to be true… can we buy it in us and do some code cracking so that it can be used here in malaysia? i knew the malaysians did crack the code for the 1st gen… what do u think?

that’s what i heard david, about the cracking stuff … but i won’t do that as i’m not sure what features would get screwed …

anyway, i’ll just wait for it since my smartphone still does not want to dies off naturally …

cheers …

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