Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Apple iPhone Even More In A League Of Its Own (AAPL)

Apple iPhone Even More In A League Of Its Own (AAPL)

Apple's (AAPL) new iPhone 3G S, announced today, doesn't look much different than the iPhone 3G that Apple announced a year ago. But it doesn't need to. It's what's inside that counts, and what puts it further ahead of competitors, including Palm's recently released Pre.
For instance, many phones offer video recording. But how many phones have incredible, free, simple, built-in editing tools? And yes, many of Apple's rivals have offered voice dialing for years. But do other phones let you ask what song is playing -- or tell it to switch to a different album?
This isn't about a list of features or specs. It's about getting people to do things with their phones that they've never done before. (And millions of people -- not just nerdy early adopters like us.)

The first iPhone got people to use the Web, music, and video much more on their iPhones than any other phone. The iPhone 3G did that for mobile apps and location-based features. Now Apple is making video and voice controls something that normal people can get behind. (And we can only imagine what kind of neat accessories are going to start rolling out now that third-party devices can talk to the iPhone.)

The competition is nowhere in sight.

Apple Unveils $199 iPhone 3G S, Cuts iPhone 3G To $99 (AAPL)

As expected, Apple (AAPL) unveiled a faster iPhone today and cut the current iPhone's price.

The new iPhone 3G S will go on sale next Friday, June 19 and will be available for pre-order today. It will cost $199 for a 16 GB unit and $299 for a 32 GB device. The iPhone 3G will go down to $99 today.

No surprises on the iPhone 3G S's features:

* Faster processor.
* More storage capacity.
* Faster Internet speeds.
* Video recording and very neat video editing.
* Better camera.
* Digital compass.
* More battery life.

It'll also support the Nike+ system and nifty voice controls. More to come..
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