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  • iPhone 3G is OFFICIAL and $199 - flush headphones, black, metal buttons, same screen
    Apple announced today the 3G iPhone.

    Photos from Engadget, Mac Rumors, and Gizmodo:








    Some features:
    built in GPS
    black back, new design
    5 hours 3G talk time
    7 hours video playback
    10 hours 2G talk time
    300 hours standby


    I'll be updating as we go.

    $199 for the 8GB model, $299 for the 16GB model - launch date is July 11

    edit: Apple and AT&T stores are confirming that the 3G iPhone will be sold for $299 and $399 without contract (for 8 and 16GB, respectively), and $199 and $299 with a contract.

    edit again: source proved to be completely false, sorry.


    The 16 GB model will also come in white.

    The Apple store, which was down earlier, is now showing pictures and has the page up for the 3G iPhone.







    Apple has posted more pictures in their gallery for the 3G iPhone.











    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 3G is OFFICIAL and $199 - flush headphones, black, metal buttons, same screen started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 193 Comments
    1. stocis's Avatar
      stocis -
      i've just noticed this:

      they only changed the back cover.. see it for urselves.. grab ur iphone and check the back cover.. the whole flat headphone jack.. bs! its just the cover.. and imagine the edges too.. same as well..

      just make the comparison to see it..
    1. skb875's Avatar
      skb875 -
      Quote Originally Posted by wisecat74 View Post
      All the new hype and everything, but still no copy and paste and/or flash support, no saving attachments eventhough we're getting Exchange support, oh STILL no video and how can I forget... NO MMS message either...
      Yep :/ is actually quite a let down, but hoping that the app store will bring a lot of these other features.

      I think you CAN save attachments. at least you can save picture attachments.
      Tap the pic, and a menu pops up
    1. kilroy007's Avatar
      kilroy007 -
      honestly, what's the sense of having this phone if you don't have 3G in your area? you'll jjust have an old iPhone 1.0 with a crappy plastic back and NO (well, VERY FEW) upgrades!
      also, if you DO have 3G in your area, 3G is proven to drain your battery as much as up to 54% faster!!!!!!
      is that really worth it in the end?

      not in my opinion...
    1. darwina's Avatar
      darwina -
      Quote Originally Posted by Razz View Post
      How bout a rebate for those of us that spent 400 on a 1st gen phone like 7 weeks ago. Or maybe an upgrade program.
      No kidding. Sigh. I love my phone, but... ugh.

      Also...wtf? http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-16GB-APPLE-I...6.c0.m14.l1308
    1. skb875's Avatar
      skb875 -
      I would guess the back isn't "crappy plastic". There are a lot of great plastics out there, that are actually stronger than steel. [plastic used on Glocks.]

      I actually like the plastic back, if it doesn't scratch easily. I think it might make a better grip, because right now the stock phone has sucky grip.
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      Quote Originally Posted by k wizzle View Post
      i just hate the fake that when i go to mc donalds to order some fries the person taking my order will probably be talking on an iphone... im not saying working at mc donalds is bad or anything because my little cousin works there but i just dont like having a phone that everyone and their grandmother has.. it that was the case i would have had a starTak, a razor and a lg chocolate

      Are you seriously that shallow? Wow. So, based on this genius, it should be expensive so only spoiled little brats can own it then brag about it on the Internet. ugh. Grow up.

      As far as the iPhone 3G goes, and from a former Tilt owner, this next generation one is just crap with a new shine on it. GPS, great. Different colored plastic backs? Who cares. Where's the MMS that a Boost Mobile phone even has? Video? Christ, even the new lg phone has touch, video, and a front facing camera for video calls. Just 3G and GPS? Apple is full of morons. I'm totally convinced now. How, out of all of the people working on this project, did they say "hmm, lemme send an mms to my gf at home during my lunch break here at Apple Headquarters, but I guess I'll use my Tilt since we're friggin idiots for not putting it in our super cool phone". *sigh*

      IDIOTS! MMS, Video, Front facing cam since HELLO! EUROPE IS WAY AHEAD OF US ON THAT ONE! GPS, and Jesus Christ can you add some boost to that ****** camera along with some basic functions?
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by skb875 View Post
      I would guess the back isn't "crappy plastic". There are a lot of great plastics out there, that are actually stronger than steel. [plastic used on Glocks.]
      .
      None of which apple has ever apparently hear of. This is a MacBook cover on a phone, it'll scratch from air blowing across it.
    1. s9420720g's Avatar
      s9420720g -
      hey i would love to get one of those babes...but i'm frm sg..can someone help me get one of those and post to me, i will pas as soon as i recive it! please i have been wanting to get one,
    1. princemarko's Avatar
      princemarko -
      Yah... $199... PLUS $150 early termination fee on the spot at Apple retail stores as well as AT&T stores.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Actually apple is not full of morons as the guy above stated. They are full of marketing geniuses and the fact is that MMS and video and video conferencing were excluded ON PURPOSE so that next year they can come out with yet ANOTHER iPhone which we will all scurry out and buy just like we do every year with the new iPod and the new Mac. It's a freaking business STRATEGY! If they gave us 3G, and video, and MMS, and GPS all on the first iPhone then how would they get everyone to keep buying the phone over and over again?! THINK PEOPLE!! It's not all about YOU... it's about STOCK prices and maximizing PROFIT.
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      Actually apple is not full of morons as the guy above stated. They are full of marketing geniuses and the fact is that MMS and video and video conferencing were excluded ON PURPOSE so that next year they can come out with yet ANOTHER iPhone which we will all scurry out and buy just like we do every year with the new iPod and the new Mac. It's a freaking business STRATEGY! If they gave us 3G, and video, and MMS, and GPS all on the first iPhone then how would they get everyone to keep buying the phone over and over again?! THINK PEOPLE!! It's not all about YOU... it's about STOCK prices and maximizing PROFIT.
      Finally someone posting with more understanding than a 14 year old.
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      Actually apple is not full of morons as the guy above stated. They are full of marketing geniuses and the fact is that MMS and video and video conferencing were excluded ON PURPOSE so that next year they can come out with yet ANOTHER iPhone which we will all scurry out and buy just like we do every year with the new iPod and the new Mac. It's a freaking business STRATEGY! If they gave us 3G, and video, and MMS, and GPS all on the first iPhone then how would they get everyone to keep buying the phone over and over again?! THINK PEOPLE!! It's not all about YOU... it's about STOCK prices and maximizing PROFIT.

      What? That may be your interpretation of "genius", but it's idiotic to piss-off the people you're trying to attract to buy your product. Guess what? Myself, along with MANY other dissatisfied customers wont be getting this next iPhone and going back to the Tilt or the new lg phone that looks awesome, and "complete". Maybe lg didn't wanna drag their *** and just went for as near-perfect as they could get. Crazy huh? Yeah, great strategy for Apple. They're losing customers cause they wanna bait us for another year? Oh, stick around and the 3rd one MIGHT have it! lol. I sure hope you're not a business major.
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      Quote Originally Posted by ronfin44 View Post
      What? That may be your interpretation of "genius", but it's idiotic to piss-off the people you're trying to attract to buy your product. Guess what? Myself, along with MANY other dissatisfied customers wont be getting this next iPhone and going back to the Tilt or the new lg phone that looks awesome, and "complete". Maybe lg didn't wanna drag their *** and just went for as near-perfect as they could get. Crazy huh? Yeah, great strategy for Apple. They're losing customers cause they wanna bait us for another year? Oh, stick around and the 3rd one MIGHT have it! lol. I sure hope you're not a business major.
      Believe it or not, Apple's marketing is just a slight bit larger than catering to the whims of the VERY few people like you who may be disappointed in certain aspects of its new iPhone. The hundreds of thousands (conservatively speaking) of new customers rolling into the ranks of iPhone purchasers due to the new pricing structure and features will, in the minds of the marketing people at both Apple and ATT, more than make up for any minor loss of the small number of people such as yourself.

      Plus, having been a Windows Mobile user for many many years, have fun going back to that platform. While it admittedly does have some features and functions that the iPhone does not provide, the stability of the platform is sorely lacking, its innovation is years out of touch, and the build quality of many of the WM phones offered is greatly lacking. But, to each his own.

      You can't. Trolls....
    1. dartvader2005's Avatar
      dartvader2005 -
      i heard that they will be activating the phones at the store" yes even at the apples stores" so it`ll be kinda hard to unlock one without contract.anyone knows something more about this issue?cause i really dont wanna sign contract with at&t cause its kinda expensive with them.

      here is the link for the info:http://www.gsmarena.com/iphone_3g_for_$199_or_even_free__but_whats_the_cat ch-news-521.php
    1. charliecmt's Avatar
      charliecmt -
      can we upgrade our existing 1.1.4 to version 2.0
    1. lawrence.lys's Avatar
      lawrence.lys -
      3G phone with the camera at the back?? wtf???
      if both caller and receiver are using iphone.. then no one would see anyone on the screen
    1. iPhoneMadness's Avatar
      iPhoneMadness -
      Quote Originally Posted by charliecmt View Post
      can we upgrade our existing 1.1.4 to version 2.0
      Yes, but I wouldn't until it's confirmed to be jailbroken/unlocked.

      Quote Originally Posted by lawrence.lys View Post
      3G phone with the camera at the back?? wtf???
      if both caller and receiver are using iphone.. then no one would see anyone on the screen
      Are you serious?

      *looks at post count*

      Ok maybe you are. There is no video conferencing on the new iPhone.
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      Quote Originally Posted by tsatryan View Post
      Believe it or not, Apple's marketing is just a slight bit larger than catering to the whims of the VERY few people like you who may be disappointed in certain aspects of its new iPhone. The hundreds of thousands (conservatively speaking) of new customers rolling into the ranks of iPhone purchasers due to the new pricing structure and features will, in the minds of the marketing people at both Apple and ATT, more than make up for any minor loss of the small number of people such as yourself.

      Plus, having been a Windows Mobile user for many many years, have fun going back to that platform. While it admittedly does have some features and functions that the iPhone does not provide, the stability of the platform is sorely lacking, its innovation is years out of touch, and the build quality of many of the WM phones offered is greatly lacking. But, to each his own.



      You can't. Trolls....
      I agree with ya 100% on the stability of the WM platform, but, as a ROM cook myself I had no issues with my Tilt whatsoever once I installed a custom made ROM. The main reason I sold it and suck with the iPhone was for size, and the belief that Apple would include the missing basics in the next gen iPhone. I can't stress the shock of finding out that an incredibly intelligent monster company like Apple could be so inapt to include the very thing almost EVERY cell-phone user uses daily. Sending pics and little video clips is just so common. I'm not using my Startac anymore lol. So why have a phone that doesn't support all the features available? Also, having GPS along with Tom Tom and Mio Maps readily available in my Tilt came in very handy! If Apple is so concerned with making money, they could own this entire market if they made a phone that incorporates ALL features now available in other phones. What I think is standard would be MMS and Video IMHO. Sucks that it's not gonna be in this next iPhone, but I'm looking for a complete device, not one that has a lot of hype around it. My original iPhone will serve as a backup like it did to the Tilt I suppose.
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      Of all the WM phones, the Tilt is unquestionably the best so far. I ran a cooked ROM on my i730. Even with it, though, I was still "punching it in the eye" nearly every day, and even more frequently at the end. Every new added app was a brand new experience in stability.

      I finally gave up on that platform when the i760 lagged, and then when it came out was nothing more than the same old thing in a new shell.

      After using the iPhone for a year, when I even look at a WM phone now, the sheer thickness of it, and the tiny screen size coupled with the low resolution - I just could never go back to that.

      But, if you cook your own ROMs then you are uniquely in a position that most others reading this forum aren't in. Do what works for you.