Before I get to the obviously new iPhone, there were multiple announcements made today at Worldwide Developers Conference 2009 (WWDC09).
Small notes: Tablet on track for 2010, and Steve is healthy and should be in office by July.
Snow Leopard was demoed, and is on track for September.
Multiple features were demoed. MacBook Air price dropped to $1500, the “MacBook” line was dumped and rebranded as MacBook Pros, and the entire line was updated with new features like an SD card slot, and FireWire.
Safari 4 was official released for Mac and PC, touting itself as the fastest web browser available. Snow Leopard will be a $30 upgrade or $50 for a family pack. (Snow Leopard being 10.6)
And, the new iPhone 3G S was announced. The new iPhone 3G S, the fastest, most powerful iPhone yet, packed with incredible new features including improved speed and performance — up to twice as fast as iPhone 3G — with longer battery life, a high-quality 3 megapixel autofocus camera, easy to use video recording with editing and uploading from the iPhone, and hands free voice control. iPhone 3G S includes the new iPhone OS 3.0, the worlds most advanced mobile operating system with over 100 new features such as Cut, Copy and Paste, MMS, Spotlight Search, landscape keyboard and more. Tethering and TURN BY TURN GPS WITH TOMTOM is also in the new iPhone. Video can also be downloaded over Wi-Fi on the iTunes Store for iPhone. That is expected to launch in July, and the iPhone 3.0 OS will be out next week and is guaranteed to have Push Notification!
The iPhone 3G S price listing are as follows: 16GB iPhone 3G S for $199 and 32GB iPhone 3G S for $299. As for the current 8GB iPhone 3G, they have reduced its price down to $99. This means they will still keep a version of the original iPhone 3G on the shelves.
Take a look at the Apple’s guided tour of the new iPhone 3G S below.