Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Apple's New 3G iPhone

Yesterday, Apple unveiled the new iPhone 3G, which will go on sale July 11th. This new edition will run on a 3G, or third-generation, network that will allow for much faster Internet browsing wherever a cell phone signal is available. In addition to the faster speeds, the new model also comes with built-in GPS, longer battery life (10 hours of talk time on 2G networks and 5 hours using 3G), support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, new downloadable applications available through iTunes, and a flush headphone jack.

The iPhone 3G also sports a new (and slightly thinner) glossy case in black or white, however, if you want white, you will have to step up to the 16GB model. You might think that all of these new goodies packed into a slimmer phone would mean a higher price but you would be wrong. The 3G iPhone will retail for $199 for the 8GB model and $299 for the 16GB.

This latest, cheaper and faster version could be just what people who have been on the fence about buying an iPhone have been waiting for to take the dive. However, with the current price of gas, we should also ask ourselves, how many times can I fill my tank for $199"


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