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Apple's iPhone 2.0 Is Announced by Steve Jobs at the WWDC in San Francisco

The Cheaper and Faster iPhone 3G Has Arrived!

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference kicked off this morning at the Moscone Center with Steve Jobs' keynote speech, and thanks to Gizmodo's live coverage, I was able to be a part of the minute-by-minute action. The latest and greatest iPhone was finally announced and it's jam-packed with goodies galore. Available in 8GB (black) model for only $199 and a 16GB (black or white) model for (yay!) only $299. The 3G iPhone has thinner edges than the first iPhone, comes with a full-plastic back, a flush headphone jack (phew!), and improved audio quality and battery life. It also includes fun stuff like built-in GPS, support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, and access to the new App Store. The iPhone 2.0 software will be released in early July and is free for all iPhone owners and $10 for iPod Touch owners!
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Additional neat iPhone 2.0 tools include an eBay app called Auctions that helps you search for new items, place bets, and browse through pictures belonging to various auctions. There's also an app called Loopt — a social networking tool with location-based services, a TypePad app that allows you to create blog posts with photos, medical apps for doctors so that they can show CT or PET scans on the iPhone, full iWork document support (view iWork docs on your iPhone) as well as parental controls. With so many apps at your disposal, the iPhone is truly going to be a revolutionary all-in-one cell phone. Stay tuned as we further explore all these amazing technology tools!

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pinkmystic pinkmystic 9 years
I knew they would come out with a cheaper one. That's what I hate about technology... something better and cheaper is always bound to come along. I don't like how apple obsessed this site is... I think iphones are cool.. but the whole craze is a little much
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 9 years
bout time it got a GPS
Tech Tech 9 years
To follow-up on the contract questions, it sounds pretty vague, but there's a possibility you may have to extend or renew your contract. Personally, I think I'm in a contract for life with AT&T anyway, it's good service (in the Bay Area anyway), and I'm sure I'll have the iPhone for another 2 years. Silver lining!
LOVErickii LOVErickii 9 years
i wonder how much it'll go for in australia.... its still TBA tho i'm not really looking to get one. i;d just like to know. i really want the SonyEricsson X1!!!!
ayanaphil ayanaphil 9 years
Yes! My current phone is a P.O.S. so after it's released I'll read reviews and make my final decision.
MissMarisol MissMarisol 9 years
ohkate - I totally agree with you. They need to do add some of these things. I am thinking of upgrading but part of me feels like I am not 100 percent happy with the announcement. I have one more week to renew my .Mac account and I am wondering if I should. Sigh...
berrypeachie berrypeachie 9 years
It makes me want an iPhone but I don't like AT&T and I'm not a huge fan of Apple gear. Also I have the tendency to drop my phone a lot. :/ I don't want to risk it. Plus I like phones that are compact and less wide.
marinewifey marinewifey 9 years
It's flashy... but it still doesn't make me want to get that over the Blackberry Bold. My husband will be getting the new iPhone though... so I guess we'll have the best of both worlds.
katiejane24 katiejane24 9 years
Hmm, I wanna know exactly what this new contract entails and about how much I'd have to pay. If it isn't insane, then I am SO IN. I didn't get the first iPhone, but I've been lusting.
hotstuff hotstuff 9 years
Yeah, I think I'll be getting the white one!!! I heard that you have to get a new contract even if your already with AT&T. I think thats part of the deal in how and why they made the phone cheaper.
megnmac megnmac 9 years
"I think I will wait until the next model comes out before I get a new iPhone. My current one is fine..." ditto. the news made me sad, it is so cheap now... but I can't imagine getting rid of something that is perfectly fine b/c something new came out. I just waited and waited, past xmas, to make sure nothing came out in Jan like ppl were expecting. my mom is now going to have a cooler phone than me for 1/2 the price.
luxington luxington 9 years
My boyfriend is glad I made him wait a few generations to get one. I am personally satisfied (for now at least) with my phone that basically just, you know, makes calls.
Charlsie Charlsie 9 years
I've gotta earn me some monies and get me an iphone one of these cool!
Tech Tech 9 years
CrazySexyCool--the Touch will be able to use 2.0's platform for 10 bucks. Zaianne, you're in a contract with AT&T, not for the phone, so upgrading your phone doesn't affect the contract, since you're remaining with AT&T. I've had several phones with them, and it doesn't matter. I'm not sure if there will be any upgrade offers for current 1.0 owners, but that's what I'm hoping for! You'll see it blaring here if that gets announced. :)
Stellanz Stellanz 9 years
I'm so bummed I have to put my wedding first despite it being sooooo cheap.
verily verily 9 years
I think I will wait until the next model comes out before I get a new iPhone. My current one is fine and I don't need GPS...I lurve Google Maps just as it is.
tommarques tommarques 9 years
Now i wanna get one!
True-Song True-Song 9 years
I'm really worried that the lines will be crazy. The lines were crazy when they were $600, why wouldn't you buy one for $199? I am excited, and I get exasperated by people who aren't impressed by the iPhone or complain it doesn't have whatever feature they want. It's just a completely amazing product, years ahead of anything else on the market.
Performita Performita 9 years
Camera, Steve, Cameraaaaaaaaaaa :( Anyway, Croatia is in the list of the lucky countries :D Great. I guess Bosnia and Herzegovina will be the last country where it will arrive officially, but as always will be available on black market... The best new feature is improved sound and normal headphone jack! 3G is not even available by mobile services here, and I can see how great it is for countries that have normal operators who this service. Anyway, plastic? Isn't that a little cheap? ohh right, the price is cheap now :) I do like the sync over the air ;) and other stuff too
Chase24 Chase24 9 years
I have been waiting for this!! Heck I just put down July 11th as a day off of work. I'm getting me an Iphone LOL
sodria sodria 9 years
I didn't get one a year ago, now I do!
mo_ri_ah mo_ri_ah 9 years
I hate you Steve Jobs.
Zaianne Zaianne 9 years
I have the current iphone. which will be obsolete once the new one comes out, and I do know how the directions work on the current google maps, where they do have a list of the directions, (like where to turn and all that), my questions was more of if the new model will have more like a turn by turn navigation where you can hear it go "turn left ater 5 miles" blah blah blah, so i wouldn't have to keep looking at my phone to know where and when to turn and cause an accident. :-)
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
ohkate: do you have an iphone now? do you use the built-in googlemaps? have you ever looked up directions it? The current iPhone 1.0 has turn by turn directions built-into it via google maps
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