Gallery: The iPhone 2.0 Keynote

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Tue, 10 Jun 2008 11:19:54 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Dylan Tweney at Wired - I spent two hours yesterday listening to a low-res audio feed and refreshing liveblog pages authored by people present at Steve Jobs' Apple World Wide Developers Conference keynote. He had a bunch of other folk introduce new iPhone 2.0 OS features, including Me.Com, Apple's new online "Mobile Me" service, and, finally, search in contacts. Still missing voice dialing, though, which, IMHO, should have shipped on day one. After an hour of that, Jobs introduced iPhone 3G, the second incarnation of the iPhone cellphone product. "Twice as fast. Half the price." $199 gets you the same 8 gigabyte phone that cost me $600 last June, plus faster internet, and GPS. $299 buys the 16 gigabyte version, with an option of a white backside. Ship date: July 11, 2008. The new software features will be available on old iPhones, for free. The keynote is available in teeny-tiny streaming QuickTime or as a 1.18GB download from iTunes (5 more hours for my download). Dylan Tweney's article has 10 photos with pithy comments. [wired]

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not really cheaper

Submitted by DaveP on Tue, 10 Jun 2008 16:35:01 GMT

Note that the iPhone 3G will cost $10/month more for services than the current phone, so when you figure the total price over your 24-month contract, you're looking at $40 more than the current phone.

There's no free lunch.

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