For the past 2 months, there has been a constant streams of rumors and leaked photos on the internet of a possible new model for the popular iPhone. Well, wait no more. Apple has just announced a new version of the iPhone: the iPhone 3G S. The “S” apparently stands for “Speed,” with Apple indicating that the new device is “the fastest, most powerful iPhone yet.” I figures a large number of iPhone fans who have been waiting for the new model will be disappointed to learn that there is no changes to the physical appearance of the new iPhone.
There will be two versions of the iPhone 3G S available, in the United States initially at least: 16GB for $199 (RM704.45), and 32GB for $299 (RM1058.45), and they’ll both be available on 19th of June. Meanwhile, Apple also announced that it would be dropping the price on the current generation iPhone – iPhone 3G – to $99 (RM350.45) (ouch to those who’ve just signed up with Maxis on ridiculous mobile plans. Serve you right Pity you guys, awww).
Other features of the iPhone 3G S include longer battery life, a high-quality 3 megapixel autofocus camera, easy to use video recording and hands free voice control. The device will include version 3.0 of iPhone’s OS software, which adds “more than 100 new features,” most notably copy/paste, MMS, and a new “find my iPhone” feature that helps you track down a missing device.
The iPhone 3.0 software will be available a couple days before the new device (on June 17th) as a free upgrade to existing iPhone users, and $9.95 (RM35.22) for those with an iPod Touch.
Now, the next question would be, when will this iPhone 3G S comes to Malaysia? Can’t wait to know how much it’ll cost as well! Keep your fingers crossed folks.
For more detailed information and specs, head on to Apple’s website.
*pictures taken from Apple.com*