It's official. Steve has said the price of iPhone 3G won't max 200 US$ for 8GB. This is awesome news. Its gonna roll out in 70 countries later this year I think. India is included as far as I could see in one of the map pictures. Pakistan isn't...
"It's been a long, leak-filled wait, but Apple finally took the wraps off its 3G iPhone. Thinner edges, full plastic back, flush headphone jack, and the iPhone 2.0 firmware -- Apple's taking a lot of the criticisms to heart from the first time around. Obviously 3G is at the forefront, but they're also making sure it's available all over internationally, works with enterprises, runs 3rd party apps... and does it all for cheaper. Apple claims its 3G speeds trounce the competition, with pageloads 36% faster than the N95 and Treo 750 -- and of course it completely trounces the old EDGE data. Battery life isn't getting put out to pasture though, with 300 hours of standby, 8-10 hours of 2G talk, 5 hours of 3G talk, 7 hours of video and 24 hours of audio. GPS is also a go. Apple is using A-GPS, which supplements regular satellite GPS data with info from cellular towers. WiFi data is also worked into the mix, which should give users a pretty solid lock on where the heck they are on this planet. Unfortunately, there's no front-facing cam, which syncs with what we were hearing, but is still a little disappointing. Apple hopes to launch in 70 countries this year. 8GB is available for $199, 16GB for $299 -- and the 16GB comes in white. Both pricepoints require a contract. Apple will be hitting the 22 biggest markets, including the US, on July 11th. Pre-orders are available now at the Apple Store.
* It's a teensy bit thicker.
* A SIM ejector comes in the box, at last.
* There's no dock included, just a USB power adapter.
All can be seen/read here: http://www.engadget.com/2008/06/09/steve-jobs-keynote-live-from-wwdc-2008/ haha. I don't believe I waited for an Apple announcement and went through the whole conference thing. lool.
200US$ is amazing (I paid that like 2 months ago to get iPod Nano 8GB, lol). KO, even if its 300$ after subsidies, they have changed their usual HIGH PRICE thing. Nokia's 8GB is selling for everyone knows how much. Yeah they have their own name. I always dreamed of a touch screen phone. This I feel will be it. I hope this also means the prices of iPod Touch and iPod Nano going down. This may also force other companies to sell their touch screen phones in less price so its all gwooood.