I'm half-following a live blog of the new iPhone 3.0 announcement.
A lot of cool features — the ability to find your "lost" iPhone by texting to it and getting a sound (even if sound is turned off, better GPS (turn-by-turn instructions), a Kindle-like reader, better integations with iTunes, cut/paste/undo (finally) and so on.
The 3.0 operating system upgrade will be free to current iPhone users. $9.99 for iTouch. Available June 17.
Of course, those are just apps/software. The big question remains to be answered. Wither AT&T?
Ah, here we go:
|12:01 pm||The iPhone 3GS will be available on June 19th.|
|12:01 pm||The iPhone 3G 8GB will be available for $99 today.|
|12:00 pm||Apple wants the iPhone to be more affordable. The existing 8GB iPhone 3G will remain — for $99.|
|12:00 pm||Those are AT&T prices for new and qualifying customers; may vary elsewhere. Comes in black and white, as before.|
|11:59 am||$199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB.|
|11:59 am||Ships with iPhone OS 3.0 for $199.|
|11:58 am||Most eco-friendly iPhone yet — arsenic-free glass, BRF-free, mercury-free LCD, etc.|
Improved battery life. Now up to 9 hours of internet surfing, 10 hours of video, 30 hours of audio, 12 hours of 2g talk-time, 5 hours of 3g talk-time.