The expected announcement came: iPhone 3G will be faster (36% faster than Nokia N95 is the claim), cheaper ($200 for 8-gigabyte model and $300 for a 16-gigabyte model). Will it be better? That remains to be seen.
Apple also said that the new iPhone will be launched July 11 and will be present in 70 countries (including India) soon. Curiously, New York Times claims that China, India and Russia are not among the countries that will have ‘official iPhone 3G distribution’. Whatever that means. The map put up at the event had India in red (along with the US) and the Apple website also lists India under ‘coming soon’.
Interesting to see what strategy Apple adopts in mobile-advanced markets like China & India.
Another ‘potentially huge’ service revealed at the event was Mobile Me, dubbed as ‘Exchange for the rest of us’. Available for iPhone, iPod Touch, Mac & PC it is a way to sync multiple devices – access and manage email, contacts, calendar, photos, and files in one place. For a price, of course.
I recently paid about $300 for an 8GB iPod Touch. Now for that price, there is a 16GB iPhone. Sigh. Price of technology and all that.