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Apple announces new iPhone, the 3.0 OS release date and a price drop

Posted by: Dan at 6/8/2009 7:56 PM
Today, Apple made several important announcements at their World-Wide Developer Conference regarding the iPhone and iPod Touch. These two platforms have been making major strides in the last year as a viable gaming platform. The most important was the introduction of a new iPhone, called the iPhone 3G S. It will have more features and functionality (including some that should have been available since day one), but more importantly will be up to 2x faster and have a longer battery life. Also, the base level 8GB iPhone 3G will see a price drop to $99. In addition, the long-anticipated iPhone 3.0 OS will become available on June 17th. It is free to iPhone owners, but will cost $9.99 to upgrade your iPod Touch. Check out the major updates to the iPhone 3G S below:

iPhone 3G S details
-Full Specs
-Full feature list
-16GB at $199, 32 GB at $299
-Faster Processor
-Longer Battery life
-Video record/edit Capabilities
-3 MP camera
-Voice Control
-Built in Compass
-Cut, Paste and Copy
-Native landscape keyboard
-internet tethering (not avail in U.S. yet)


Announcing the new iPhone 3G S —The Fastest, Most Powerful iPhone Yet
June 8, 2009 

Apple today introduced the new iPhone 3G S, featuring improved speed and performance—up to twice as fast as iPhone 3G—longer battery life, a high-quality 3 megapixel autofocus camera, easy to use video recording and hands free voice control. iPhone 3G S includes the new iPhone OS 3.0, with over 100 new features such as Cut, Copy and Paste, MMS, Spotlight Search, landscape keyboard and a new Find My iPhone feature that works together with MobileMe to help you locate a lost iPhone. Filed under: iPhone.