iPhone 3.0 & iPhone 3GS Release Dates Announced
The announcement just came at WWDC that the iPhone 3.0 software will be released on June 17, 2009. It will be free to all iPhone users, and iPod Touch users will be able to download the 3.0 software for $9.95. The iPhone 3.0 software will include more than 1,000 new API’s for developers to use.
The iPhone 3GS (the “S” stands for SPEED) was also anounced at WWDC today. The new 3GS will have a 3 megapixel autofocus camera, as well as a VIDEO camera (30fps VGA video camera with sound). The camera will be able to be used by developers in their own apps. You will be able to send your videos via eMail and MMS, or also to YouTube. AT&T will support MMS and iPhone Tethering later this summer. The 3GS also has a Voice Control interface to allow you to control your phone by voice. The iPhone 3GS also has a Genius Play List in which you can tell the phone to “Play more songs like this” and iTunes will play similar songs. The 3GS has support for Nike+ and hardware encryption. The battery will last for up to 9 hours of internet wifi, 10 hours of watching video, 30 hours of audio, 12 hours of 2G talk. Price for the iPhone 3GS starts at $199 for a 16GB iPhone (black or white) and $299 for a 32GB iPhone (black or white). The iPhone 3g will stay on the market at $99. The iPhone 3G is available starting today at $99. The iPhone 3GS will come out on June 19th.