Apple Makes 3G iPhone Official
Apple CEO Steve Jobs on Monday confirmed longstanding rumors that the second generation of the iPhone will indeed run on a 3G network, feature GPS capability, and provide longer battery life. The confirmation of the new product came in a keynote address delivered by CEO Steve Jobs in San Francisco, as reported by the New York Times and several other media outlets.
The other big news? The iPhone 2.0 will be priced at $199 (for the 8GB version) and $299 (for the 16GB model) when it goes on sale July 11. This represents a huge cut from the $499 selling price of the original iPhone when it came out last June.
Being marketed by Apple as “twice as fast, half the price,” the device is thinner than the original, and features a plastic back (available in both black and white) and a flush headphone jack. iPhone 2.0 will indeed run on the 3G network, an improvement over the original’s EDGE network, and will incorporate GPS, which the first phone lacked.