[Hot] Steve Jobs Unveils iPhone 3G

by Karthik on June 10, 2008 · 6 comments

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As we’ve been expecting for months now, Steve Jobs finally unveiled the iPhone 3G today at WWDC. With the release of the iPhone 3G Uncle Steve managed to put an end to months of speculations of what we’ll see in iPhone 3G.

Here are the specs and my thoughts after the jump’

  • Available in white/black
  • No more recessed headphone jack
  • All metal buttons
  • 3G / GPS
  • Comes in 8/16 GB models
  • 5 hour talk time (3G) / 10 hours talk time (2G)
  • New USB wall charger

Well I’m quite sure you might be a little shocked to see the specs. We were all expecting a little bit more from Apple for sure. Here are some of the features that I feel Apple should have improved upon.

  • No improvements to the camera, its the same old 2MP. Look at your competition Apple!!
  • No copy/paste. Is this all this difficult for you guys to develop?
  • No MMS. Again this is dumb, considering the mobile media device Apple projects the iPhone, what’s the point without MMS?
  • Note’s don’t sync! Why Apple? When everything else on the iPhone can sync why not Notes that is probably the easiest to sync

Apart from these minor gripes, I don’t really have any major complaints about the 3G iPhone. The expectations were running a bit high this time around, but Apple has more or less delivered.

Features that make my heart ache for an iPhone are GPS, and third party apps via the App Store. I can’t wait to see it in India, but I wonder we Indians aren’t used to contracts as such so how exactly are carriers like Bharti and Vodafone planning to sell the iPhone.

Well all said, I haven’t mentioned a word about the price have I? Well Apple has got the pricing right this time and the new iPhone will sell for 599$399$‘. 199$. Yes you heard that right, the new iPhone will sell at 199$ subsidized for the 8GB model and 299$ for the 16GB model.

What are your thoughts about the new iPhone? Expect some more details about other announcements at the WWDC namely Snow Leopard, MobileME in the coming posts.

Oh yeah! You can buy the iPhone 3G on July 11th if you are in one of these countries or you got to wait a bit more longer.

Voice your opinions in the comments..

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V1 June 10, 2008 at 11:38 am

I love the fact they are now also are offering a white version of it.
And 199$ who doesnt wanna have an iphone now?

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FireFox June 10, 2008 at 2:16 pm

For that price the features are stunning ! Btw there is a sync package availalbe. I don’t recall it’s name , but there is.

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Karthik Kastury June 10, 2008 at 2:21 pm

@Firefox, its called MobileME. At the moment the wireless sync features of the new iPhone seem to be the most catchy..

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make beats March 29, 2011 at 8:42 am

What a great job! I am so glad I read your article when I did! thanks and keep up the good work.

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make beats March 29, 2011 at 8:42 am

What a great job! I am so glad I read your article when I did! thanks and keep up the good work.

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