Apple’s new iPhone 3G!

Unfortunately, Christine and I have not joined the iPhone generation yet, but that hasn’t stopped us from following every new release and upgrade with the greatest of interest! So, when we heard that Steve Jobs pulled a lighter, faster and, best of all…cheaper, iPhone out of his pocket at Apple’s WWDC in San Francisco today, we were breathless with anticipation!

Not that either of us are in the market for a new phone right now — and honestly, as long-time Sprint users, we aren’t really looking to upgrade until iPhones are open to all phone carriers! — but man, these things are so damn cool to play with! And with the announcement today of scads of new third-party applications going on sale soon at a separate iPhone Apps Store, well, wow…how can you lose?

Practically everyone on the set in New Mexico had iPhones, and even though the browser was a little twitchy sometimes, it was still pretty cool to have all that power in your back pocket. Need to look someone’s credits up on the imdb? Bam! There you go! So cool…

And now, with a faster speed and even the inclusion of a GPS system, man, that thing is gonna rule the earth! Scheduled to go on sale at Apple Stores nationwide and online on July 11th, the new and improved iPhone will cost $199 for the 8GB model and $299 for the 16GB version. That’s a pretty huge drop from last year’s original release price of $599 and $499 for far less space.

Though we were hoping to hear that Apple had opened the floodgates and made the iPhone available for use on the cell phone carrier of your choosing, we are still encouraged by the fact that the European version of the iPhone is open to several different carriers overseas.

So, hey, given time…maybe the same thing will happen here! Until then, we’ll just drool over all the shiny new iPhones when we visit the Apple Store…

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2 responses to “Apple’s new iPhone 3G!

  1. They just got around to adding the portrait/landscape feature? The phones we got more than two years ago already had this feature, and so does the camera we bought a year-and-a-half ago.

    But I still want an iPhone and, like you, am waiting for the day we on Sprint can get one.

  2. yeti9000

    Yeah, yeah, Sprint has had all those features before. But as I’m sure even you’ll agree…they are not nearly as sexy as the iPhone!

    Seriously, that shiny little iPhone is so hot, you kind of want to take her to dinner and a movie…know what I’m saying? ;)

    But until Apple opens up the iPhone to lifelong Spint-ies like us, I guess we’ll have to just ogle that sexy “cell tease” from afar…mmm…

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