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IPhone 2 [3g] Price and Release Date Announced

by Paul Strauss
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As anticipated, Apple today took the lid off the iPhone 3G, the latest and greatest models in the iPhone series. Highlights of the new phones include high speed wireless data capabilities, a built-in GPS system, and a substantial price cut.

iPhone 3G

The iPhone 3G looks very much like the original iPhone, with a slight modification to the case (a little more tapered and just a fraction of an inch thicker), and will come with either a white or black plastic back (instead of the more substantial brushed aluminum of the v1.0 iPhones). Under the hood, the 3G models support both HSDPA and UMTS high-speed internet connectivity, which transfers data about 2x quicker than the pokey EDGE network of the original models – a welcome upgrade.

iPhone 2 3G with GPS

The phones support A-GPS (assisted GPS) technology, allowing them to rapidly triangulate your current location using a combination of satellites, cell towers and Wi-Fi data. Of course, it’s all seamlessly integrated with Google Maps to provide turn-by-turn directions.

iphone 3G GPS Google Maps

The new models will support the much-anticipated iPhone AppStore, which will open the door to tons of downloadable applications. One cool thing announced was the fact that the store will support downloads via both phone networks (files <10MB), and Wi-Fi (files >10MB), so you won’t have to sync up to iTunes to grab new software. If you happen to own an original iPhone, the AppStore will be available for free as part of the iPhone v2.0 software update,  while iPod Touch users get the proverbial short end of the stick with a $9.99 charge for the update. The update also adds Exchange support, contact search, improved e-mail management, among other things.

iPhone App Store

Contrary to popular belief, the iPhone 3G did not start shipping today, but will be in stores around much of the globe on July 11th, 2008. The 8GB model will retail for $199, while the 16GB model will sell for $299. Current models (if you can find ’em) retail for $399 and $499, respectively, so these represent a 50% price cut, even though the new phones have more features.

No date was confirmed for the V2.0 software upgrade for current owners, but I wouldn’t doubt it hits day-and-date with the new phones in July. As with the original iPhone launch, you’ll need to head over to an Apple or AT&T Store to get your hands on one when they hit the streets.

[iPhone 3G Specs]

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Comments (19):

  1. hamstervision says:

    The white one looks pretty slick. And 16GB for $300 dollars, that’s one heck of a price cut.

  2. zameer says:

    how much is iphone 2 price in singapore?

  3. michel says:

    i leave in lebanon and i would like the i-phone 3g 8g for 199$

  4. chantila168 says:

    how much price of iphone 2 in cambodia

  5. ahmed Ekram says:

    from where the iphone that

  6. ahmed Ekram says:

    how much the iphone 2 in egypt?

  7. jamez says:

    how much now the i phone 2 in the philippines?

  8. mr.rimando says:

    hi there guys is anyone want to buy a iphone2 2 months ko palang nagagamit txt in this no. kung sino gusto bumili 09092858396

  9. Vantha says:

    How much iphon 4s price in the Cambodia?

  10. Jeff Schweigert says:

    I do not have a Phone

  11. selena says:

    how much iphone 2 in albania

  12. EDWIN MANASE OPONG says:

    want to know more about iphones and their prices

  13. wathba tareg says:

    it smart phone but it have aproblme in transfer date for another phone i mean diffrent type

  14. rosemary doghro says:

    please i want to buy iphone 2. where do i get it?

  15. shirin says:

    how much iphone2 in iran?

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