So, the 3G iPhone has finally been confirmed by Steve Jobs last night at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. So what’s the difference between this and its predecessor?
1. It’s got – surprise, surprise – 3G, which Apple is promising will mean connectivity twice as fast as the old EDGE iPhone
2. Built in GPS
3. Extra storage – it will come in 8GB and 16GB versions
4. Included iPhone 2.0 software, including 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
5. Includes the new App Store natively
6. 10 hours of talk time on 2G, 5 hours on 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
7. And perhaps most importantly, it’s at half the price (for US customers at least) – $199 for the 8GB model and $299 for the 16GB
It seems to me that this version of the iPhone is how the device should have looked at launch – 3G connectivity, downloadable apps, longer battery life and GPS – rather than a second iteration. The only extra feature that will make me consider rushing out to buy the iPhone is that is looks like being cheaper – what do you guys think?