iPhone 3G Apple 3G iPhone officially launched
Apple has refurbished the design a bit and the iPhone 3G is now slimmer than the last model. They’ve also added a new color to the line up – White – but that’s only available with the 16GB model. The other models will now have a glossy black rear casing, and I’m tempted to wonder, why go with a finger print magnet? The earphone socket has also been adjusted to accommodate normal 3.5mm pins, so users can simply plug in any headphone of their choice. Instead of a simple flat back it now also tapers a bit to give it a sleeker look and feel. Everything else design-wise hasn’t changed too much. Considering the fact that the new handset supports 3G and should support video calling there still doesn’t seem to be a secondary camera located in front, so i guess that’s not happening anytime soon then.
The new iPhone 3G going to be faster than the previous model it’s also going to have a better battery life, which according to Apple would be 5 hours of talk time. One of the few rumors I’m happy to say are true, is the fact that the new iPhone 3G is going to be equipped with an integrated GPS unit along with a few other location-based services to help enhance that feature especially with Google Maps live tracking and photo Geotagging.
Sadly there still seems to be a few things that Apple missed out with the update or perhaps may incorporate as native in the next update. A major one being the Bluetooth radio that has still not been updated to support an A2DP profile.
But without dwelling on that sentiment, I’m sure most of us are on pins and needles to find out what the iPhone 3G will be worth on the shelves here in India and when it would arrive because we do know that Airtel is bringing it for us.
So stay tuned for more on that front. Just for your knowledge, the iPhone 3G 8GB will sell for $199 and the iPhone 3G 16GB for $299, which is quite a drop in pricing, so we can definitely hope for the best