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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 FITCamaro on 9/18/2007 4:14:14 PM , Rating: 2
I don't think he's Pro-Microsoft. I think he's Pro-Fairness. Microsoft does a certain thing and gets slammed for it. Apple does the same thing (or worse) and gets praised for it or no one cares.


RE: Jobs is a Hero!
By TomZ on 9/18/2007 4:26:46 PM , Rating: 3
You're right about that - Jobs and Apple do quite a few shady things and then put the big PR spin on everything and brainwash everyone into thinking they are geniuses. When in fact the reality is they are making beginner mistakes that most mature companies wouldn't have made in the first place.

Regarding Microsoft, I usually speak up because they are oft-maligned for things that are not deserved. I use quite a lot of Microsoft products, and I think they're pretty good. Not perfect, but good.


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