Apple launches new iPhone 3G

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The new iPhone 3G combines all the features of iPhone with 3G networking, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software – which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK.

The new iPhone 3G will be in the US on July 11th, and will be available in more than seventy countries later this year, beginning with: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

iPhone 3G gives users faster access to the Internet and email over their cellular network with quad-band GSM and tri-band HSDPA for voice and data connectivity around the world. iPhone 3G automatically switches between Wi-Fi, 3G and EDGE networks to ensure the fastest possible download speeds.

The new iPhone 3G also makes it easier to multi-task with simultaneous voice and data communications.

iPhone 3G includes the new iPhone 2.0 software, with both the iPhone SDK and key enterprise features (such as support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync), and Cisco IPsec VPN for encrypted access to corporate networks.

iPhone 2.0 software also includes the ability to do real-time mapping and track your progress with GPS technology; mass move and delete multiple email messages; search for contacts; access a new scientific calculator; turn on parental control restrictions for specified content; save images directly from a web page or email them to your iPhone, and transfer them back to your photo library on a Mac® or PC.

iPhone 3G takes advantage of MobileMeTM, a new Internet service that pushes email, contacts, and calendars from an online "cloud" to native applications on iPhone, iPod® touch, Macs and PCs. With MobileMe email, messages are pushed instantly to iPhone, removing the need to manually check email and wait for downloads, and push keeps contacts and calendars continuously up-to-date so changes made on one device are automatically updated on other devices. With iPhone, you can even snap a photo and post it directly to a MobileMe Gallery to share with friends.

iPhone 3G will also include the new App Store, which will be available in 62 countries at launch.


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