Since Apple officially announced the new 3G iPhone last week various online publications have been trying to get one up on each other by speculating on how much it costs to make one, how many will sell etc. What we do know is the Apple iPhone will be launched in 20 countries (including the UK) on July 11 which is less that a month away!.
Despite being more expensive that us Brits are used to paying for a mobile phone, the original iPhone sold 6 million units before it completely sold out. The new iPhone 3G promises to be more affordable. It will be available in 8GB or 16GB form and there will be a special edition white version available.
The iPhone 3G has the same 3.5 inch touchscreen. It has tapered edges and a glossy plastic back. The headphone jack is now flush to the phone and sound quality has been improved.
With built-in GPS the iPhone 3G integrates with Google Maps to provide live tracking. Browsing the web will be much faster thanks to 3G. Apple claim that browsing on the iPhone 3G is 36% faster than on the Nokia N95.
The iPhone 3G also has improved battery life. It will provide 300 hours standby, or 5 hours of 3G talk time, or 5 hours of web browsing, or 24 hours of audio playback.