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iPhone and App Store launch today

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 11 Jul 2008 13:56 User comments (5)

iPhone and App Store launch today Today marks the launch of both Apple's iPhone 3G and the iTunes App Store where developers can sell programs built using the iPhone SDK. Unlike the original iPhone, the new model is being launched simultaneously in 24 countries spread across 4 continents, including the US, UK, Japan, Australia, and of course Afterdawn's home country of Finland.
The iPhone 3G is different from its predecessor, with new features including support for 3G mobile internet connections and GPS. It also has a new version of the iPhone OS, a compact version of OS X, which includes support for the brand new iTunes App Store. Owners of first generation iPhones can update to the new version of the OS for free. If you happen to own an iPod Touch there's an update available for you as well for $9.95.

As Steve Jobs announced a month ago the 8GB iPhone 3G is available for $199 in the US. It's being sold exclusively for use with AT&T Wireless, unless you happen to be an existing AT&T customer whose current contract isn't eliigible for a discounted new phone yet. Exceptions to this are being made for people who bought the first generation iPhone prior to today. There will also be a $36 activation fee for new customers, while existing customers upgrading will pay $18. AT&T customers not eligible for a discount will pay $399.

Purchase of the iPhone 3G requires a 2 year contract that includes unlimited data (internet) along with as little as 450 minutes of talk time per month for $69.99 all the way up to unlimited minutes for $129.99.

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5 user comments

111.7.2008 14:08

Can someone tell me why I'd update my touch for 10 bucks? When everything I get off the installer is free???

211.7.2008 17:12

Originally posted by o0cynix0o:
Can someone tell me why I'd update my touch for 10 bucks? When everything I get off the installer is free???
Because there is a lot of better apps in the app store. This is 2008 though, so I'm sure someone will come along, hack the apps, and put them on installer.

311.7.2008 20:22
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Quote:
Originally posted by o0cynix0o:
Can someone tell me why I'd update my touch for 10 bucks? When everything I get off the installer is free???
Because there is a lot of better apps in the app store. This is 2008 though, so I'm sure someone will come along, hack the apps, and put them on installer.
and that why we love'em :P

412.7.2008 12:57

And I'll be waiting.

512.7.2008 17:48

really, all I can think to say about this is "whooptee fuhck!"

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