A lot of iPhone 3G owners have been complaining that they'd have to pay $200 more than new or "eligible" customers if they wanted to upgrade to the iPhone 3G S, but AT&T has reduced the upgrade price for many customers. Starting today, iPhone 3G subscribers who would have been eligible for an upgrade in July, August or September can buy an iPhone 3G S for $199 (16GB) or $299 (32GB).
We have an update on last night's post about how my iPhone pre-order shipment looked like it was destined to show up early according to the UPS tracking number provided by Apple. Many other happy iPhone customers received the same information from UPS.
The new update came in at a fairly slim 230 MB and took me about 10-15 minutes to complete. To my knowledge, that was an extremely fast update compared to last year's 2.0. For those of you who have not updated yet, here is a quick checklist for you before you get into all the 3.0 goodness.
I have been gleefully checking the UPS tracking number on my pre-ordered iPhone 3Gs as it heads stateside from Shenzhen China into my loving hands. Although Apple had promised that the device would be here by the 19th (the same day as everyone else will be waiting in line to purchase theirs or receive their reserved pre-orders), the tracking number has been telling me that my iPhone was due to arrive a day early. Apple seems to have changed their minds.
As I watched the latest announcement of Apple's iPhone 3Gs I kept thinking to myself "This thing is going to replace the need to carry around so many other gadgets.". I am sure I am not the only one who felt this way. In order to better illustrate what I mean I compiled a shortlist of devices that many people are frequently purchasing or commonly use on a daily basis and how the iPhone 3Gs will change that.
A video has surfaced featuring from an iPhone dealer out of Brazil demonstrating the speed of the new iPhone 3Gs. As someone who has owned a first generation iPhone for quite some time I have to admit that the 3Gs seems to be extremely fast.
It doesn't take much more than a stroll around the web to see what everyone and their mother is talking about. Apple unveiled its rumored and highly anticipated iPhone 3Gs yesterday at the WWDC keynote presentation. Besides a number of significant hardware and software upgrades, they also decided to drop the price of their 8GB 3G (notice, no "s") model to a mere $99 with the hope that even the dude in charge of the fries at the local burger joint will be sending SMS messages to his girlfriend in between orders. If you are the previously mentioned "Fry Guy" I felt it might be important to share a few reasons why the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3Gs devices might not be for you.