|Apple iPhone 3G|
Ilse Jurriën : June 10th 2008 - 15:15 CET
Apple iPhone 3G mobile phone : Apple officially launched its Apple iPhone 3G mobile phone, combining all features of the iPhone with 3G networking, that is twice as fast as the first generation iPhone, a built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync. The Apple iPhone 3G runs the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK. In the United States the new iPhone 3G is priced at just $199 for the 8GB model, and $299 for the 16GB model. Apple iPhone 3G will be available in more than 70 countries later this year, beginning with customer availability in 22 countries from July 11, 2008.|
Easy to access the Internet with Apple iPhone 3G
The Apple iPhone 3G gives users ever faster access to the Internet and E-mail over their phone network with quad-band GSM and tri-band HSDPA for voice and data connectivity around the world. The iPhone 3G cell phone supports Wi-Fi, 3G and EDGE networks and automatically switches between them to ensure the fastest possible download speeds. The new iPhone 3G also makes it easier to multi-task with simultaneous voice and data communications, so with Apple i-Phone 3G you can browse the web, get map directions, or check your email while you are on a call.
Apple iPhone 3G phone includes App Store
The Apple iPhone 3G includes the new App Store, providing iPhone users with native applications in a variety of categories including games, business, news, sports, health, reference and travel. The App Store on iPhone works over cellular networks and Wi-Fi, which means it is accessible from just about anywhere, so you can purchase and download applications wirelessly and start using them instantly. Some applications are even free and the App Store notifies you when application updates are available. The App Store will be available in 62 countries at launch.
MobileMe services included in Apple iPhone 3G
The Apple 3G iPhone takes advantage of MobileMe, a new Internet service that pushes email, contacts, and calendars from an online "cloud" to native applications on iPhone, iPod touch, Macs and PCs. With MobileMe email, messages are pushed instantly to iPhone, removing the need to manually check email and wait for downloads, and push keeps contacts and calendars continuously up-to-date so changes made on one device are automatically updated on other devices. With iPhone, you can even snap a photo and post it directly to a MobileMe Gallery to share with friends and family.
Apple 3G iPhone is twice as fast at half the price
"Just one year after launching the iPhone, we're launching the new Apple iPhone 3G that is twice as fast at half the price," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "Apple iPhone 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."
Apple iPhone 2.0 mobile phone software
The Apple iPhone 3G includes the new iPhone 2.0 software with both the iPhone SDK and key enterprise features such as support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync to provide over-the-air push email, contact and calendar syncing as well as remote wipe and Cisco IPsec VPN for encrypted access to corporate networks. The iPhone SDK allows developers to create amazing applications that leverage the iPhone's groundbreaking Multi-Touch user interface, animation technology, accelerometer and GPS technology on the world's most advanced mobile platform.
Real-time mapping & GPS technology
Additional features available with the iPhone 2.0 software include the ability to do real-time mapping and track your progress with GPS technology, mass move and delete multiple email messages, search for contacts, access a 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.
Apple iPhone 3G price & availability
The Apple iPhone 3G delivers an amazing 10 hours of talk time on 2G networks and 5 hours using 3G, with up to 5 to 6 hours of web browsing, up to 7 hours for video playback and up to 24 hours for audio playback. The Apple i-Phone 3G will be available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and the US on July 11 for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 8GB model and $299 (US) for the 16GB model in both Apple and AT&T's retail stores and requires a new two year contract with AT&T for qualifying customers. iPhone 2.0 software will be available on July 11 as a free software update via iTunes 7.7 or later for all iPhone customers.