iPhone 3G launched at WWDC, with GPS, apps, activation, contracts, yeah-buts and more.
- Jobs announces iPhone 3G with GPS functionality, available July 11. WWDC kenote on iTunes.
- iPhone 3G was shown off, with developer examples including Typepad,
Pangea Software and the Associated Press
- The iPhone is now carrier subsidized with a maximum worldwide top price of $199.
- iPhone now features GPS, which works together with the existing Wi-Fi and cell tower navigation for iPhone Maps
- Will GPS kill iPhone's battery life?
- Will Apple prevent GPS navigation apps?
- The iPhone is now treated as a standard AT&T phone, which means in-store activation and standard AT&T pricing
- The iPhone will no longer be able to use prepaid calling plans in the U.S. The Apple-AT&T revenue sharing deal is over.
- .Mac is dead. Long live MobileMe.
- MobileMe features cross-platform syncing for Macs, iPhones, and PCs using Outlook, and with an increased 20GB of online storage.
Picks of the week:
- Alex Lindsay: iStat menus, now updated to 1.3, free.
- Scott Bourne: Awesome Highlighter, for highlighting websites, free.
- Leo Laporte: 280slides, free.
- Andy Ihnatko: Fluid, for making Web apps into Mac apps, free.
Audible pick of the week:
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