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New Apple iPhone 3G S Hit Stores June 19th, iPhone 3G Drops To $99

June 9th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Apple iPhone 3G S hit stores on 19th June. iPhone 3G drops to $99.

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In a move widely perceived as an effort to solidify its dominance in the US data phone market, Apple has unveiled the latest version of the hugely popular iPhone 3G series. The new model,  iPhone 3G S will be available in the US and in 80 different countries worldwide on June 19th, Friday of next week.

Apple vice president of marketing Phil Schiller announced at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday, that the new iPhone 3G S will retail for $199 (for the 16-gigabyte version) and $299 (for the 32-gigabyte version). In the meantime, the original iPhone 3G (8-gigabytes) will retail for just $99, effective immediately.

Here’s a summary of some of the features you’re getting from the new iPhone 3G S (S stands for speed, some tasks run almost 4 times faster):

  • the latest next-gen iPhone 3.0 operating system  to be released on Wednesday, June 17th. Free upgrades for existing iPhone owners, preloaded in the new iPhone 3G s.
  • a 3MP camera, said to be the “best camera on a phone, to date” capable of autofocus, auto white balance, macro focus, and low-light capability.
  • 3d video capability, courtesy of open GL 2.0 ES
  • 16- to 32-gigabyte memory which can store up to 7,000 songs or 40 hours of video
  • a more powerful battery that allows for 5 hours of 3G talk time and 9 hours of WiFi internet use
  • a built-in digital compass with integrated digital map
  • parental usage control

Other cool features of the iPhone 3G S:

  • voice control interface (accessed by holding down the home button) allows you to perform numerous activities, from making calls to playing music from iTunes
  • Apple’s new “oleophobic coating” innovation on your handset that’s billed to be “fingerprint-resistant.”

Apple has revolutionized the smart data phone market when it introduced the iPhone 3G in 2007, selling over 40 million units of the device and its iPod Touches. In a recent months, other manufacturers have introduced their own smart phones challenging Apple’s market dominance. Some of these phones like the Palm Pre, Blackberry’s Storm, and HTC’s Googlephone are competitively priced and have equal capabilities to the iPhone 3G. Apple, however, is expected to continue topping US smart phone sales.

Starting with this post, we are going to be featuring the latest innovations in cell phone technology to help our readers choose the best phones to purchase when you replace your phones a few months or a year from now. Again,  please don’t throw away or hide your old phones. You can sell your used or old cell phones to Pacebutler for recycling or refurbishing. You can also donate cell phones to your favorite charity or non-profit to help them raise funds to continue their activities.

Tags: Cell Phone Technology

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 smith // Jun 25, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    I have used many Smart phones but IPhone is the best and one thing that I could not found in any smart phone is that the IPhone touch screen works really smooth

  • 2 Lars // Jul 10, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    wow that price drop will likely encourage more people to buy an iphone 3g… $99, pretty nice deal, especially for people dreaming to own one but couldn’t afford it before the drop in price… i don’t see them moving down from that top spot in the near future…

  • 3 Second Chance Checking // Nov 17, 2009 at 2:36 am

    I had an unlocked 2g and 3g iphone with T-mobile and i was always happy. Then i started using the 3gs my bro in law has and saw just how fast the apps and everything else loaded on it and that was enough for me to make the jump to AT&T and I have been happy every since. Definitely an upgrade and with the price drop how can you not get one.