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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: Jobs is a Hero!
By Hare on 9/18/2007 4:03:48 PM , Rating: 1
I would say that I appreciate Apple more than most people here but I really have no bias. I use a PC, I don't have an iPhone and I have never even owned an iPod. On the other hand I've used an iPhone, I've used iPods and I've had a few Macs.

Trust me, there are plenty of things I don't like about Apple but there are also tons of things I like. Apple has outstanding industrial design and usability. User experience is something that Apple does really well. You can't measure that by the length of the specifications list and that's exactly why the iPhone hype was so big. The user interface is the only reason why the iPhone is a big thing.

I admit that sometimes I can be provocative but I believe I judge Apple's products quite rationally. There has been plenty of Apple critizism that I agree with but usually those times I don't have anything to add so I may say more positive things about Apple than negative things. On the other hand the same goes to Intel, Ati, AMD etc.


RE: Jobs is a Hero!
By retrospooty on 9/18/2007 6:24:36 PM , Rating: 2
"the same goes to Intel, Ati, AMD etc."

Cool... As long as you spread the love around ;) LOL


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