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Jobs plans to roll out 3G iPhone next year, and keep same battery life

Apple's iPhone has been slighted for many reasons, including its price, contract obligations and lack of modern 3G wireless data ability. While the issue of price has been diluted with a $200 price cut, and contractual obligations made all but moot with the public release of the iUnlock software, the iPhone is still limited to the slower EDGE data service.

But not for much longer.

UK website Pocket-Lint is reporting that Steve Jobs has just announced that a 3G-enabled iPhone is on the way for 2008. No specific date or even a quarter was given, only the abstract "next year."

With the proliferation of wireless data access overseas it's no surprise that Jobs made this announcement at a London Apple store - but it may have the side effect of hurting sales of the first-generation iPhone, scheduled to launch in the UK on November 9th through O2.

Jobs also clarified why 3G connectivity was left out of the iPhone thus far; and as was clearly shown by AnandTech, battery life was the driving reason. But Jobs is optimistic that future models of the iPhone will have better technology allowing for both 3G and the promised 8 hours of call time.



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RE: Correction
By TomZ on 9/18/2007 3:23:05 PM , Rating: 5
quote:
Then they should get a dictionary and look it up. Don't assume we're all ignorant.

I see your point, but first of all, most people don't read with a dictionary nearby. Second, what's the purpose in using words or meanings that are uncommon? The only purpose I know of is to prove how smart you are, but that's not exactly an admirable or useful purpose.


RE: Correction
By dutchMasta on 9/18/2007 3:44:42 PM , Rating: 2
Online dictionary.
I understood it, slated is commonly used in England. It's nothing to do with being smart, there are some words I don't understand, just check it up, no big deal.


RE: Correction
By acer905 on 9/18/2007 3:47:16 PM , Rating: 2
... well i generally don't have a dictionary nearby... however in the case of reading something you find on the net... everyone has a ton of dictionaries at their fingertips. lol, and if all else fails, copy the word, go to google, and look it up.


RE: Correction
By FITCamaro on 9/18/2007 4:03:10 PM , Rating: 1
Yup.

dictionary.com

And I wasn't saying to use uncommonly used words all the time and to prove how smart you think you are. But it shouldn't have to be edited it out of writing because the average joe will look at it scratching his head.


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