Apple has announced a few hours ago its new handset, the iPhone 3GS, confirming many of the rumours regarding the iPhone 3G follow-up. We found out that the phone will be available in 16GB and 32GB versions starting June 19 and the first one will cost $199, while the 32GB unit will retail for $299. Both prices involve a 2 year contract with AT&T.
80 more countries will be getting the new iPhone in the following weeks, but what is the fuss REALLY about? The iPhone 3GS brings, aside from more storage, the iPhone 3.0 OS (with more than 100 new features like MMS, cut, copy/paste, Spotlight Search and more), a built in digital compass and a 3 megapixel camera with autofocus, “tap to focus” and VGA video recording.
Voice control is also available on the new iPhone, as well as support for HSDPA 7.2 Mbps connectivity and twice the speed and performance of the iPhone 3G, plus a better battery. As you can see, the old design of the iPhone was kept and moving on to the software, it seems that the iPhone OS 3.0 will be available starting June 17, as a free software upgrade via iTunes 8.2 for all iPhone customers.
[via Unwired View]