Apple CEO Steve Jobs launched the second generation of the company's incredibly successful handset at the World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco yesterday.
“Just one year after launching the iPhone, we’re launching the new iPhone 3G that is twice as fast at half the price,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “ iPhone 3G supports Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync right out of the box, runs the incredible third party apps created with the iPhone SDK, and will be available in more than 70 countries around the world this year.”
Faster, cheaper and with a slightly thinner and more curved shape than its predecessor, the new iPhone 3G will initially launch in 22 countries including the US and UK from July 11th before becoming available in more than 70 countries later this year.
- Key features of the iPhone 3G include:
The iPhone 3G is priced at USD$199 for the 8GB model, and $299 for the 16GB model.
Video of Steve Job's keynote is available at the Apple site.