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New 3G iPhone coming in 2008

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Dec 2007 18:58 User comments (4)

New 3G iPhone coming in 2008 AT&T has confirmed that a 3G version of the Apple iPhone will be hitting stores in 2008, but with no set month for release as of yet.
"You'll have it next year," said CEO Randall Stephenson. Stephenson could not elaborate on how fast the new device would be but it will be faster than the current HSPA network, which can theoretically run at speeds up to 3.6Mbps. When asked about the price, Stephenson said that Apple CEO Steve Jobs "will dictate what the price of the phone is."

In the past, Jobs has announced that 3G was "highly sought-after" but that the iPhone would not have it included until the battery life was not as severely affected. "So as you know, the handset battery life used to be 5-6 hours for GSM," Jobs explained. "but when we got to 3G they got cut in half. Most 3G phones have battery lives of 2-3 hours [of talk time]." Jobs has said he would like to have a minimum of five hours of 3G before releasing an iPhone with the technology.

Source:
Electronista

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4 user comments

13.12.2007 1:36

bit of a kick in the balls for early adopters. you iPhone is now obsolete against the new 3G iPhone.

23.12.2007 23:47

Originally posted by gozilla:
bit of a kick in the balls for early adopters. you iPhone is now obsolete against the new 3G iPhone.

So true. Thats why they say never buy a item in its first year. Because they always make the next model better.

322.12.2007 18:07

I thought the apple Iphone already was 3G enabled goes to show you what i know. If this is the case then i would not touch it until they get it out to the public with all the bugs worked out.

430.3.2008 22:29

Originally posted by gozilla:
bit of a kick in the balls for early adopters. you iPhone is now obsolete against the new 3G iPhone.
Not necessarily. It depends on the user's needs. Besides, EDGE technology is still more widely available than 3G. I wouldn't mind having 3G on my iPhone, but EDGE works fine for most of my needs.

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