“Now iPhone 3G for 99 dollars”

Apple has introduced the new iPhone 3G S, new MacBook Pro notebooks, a new version of its web browser Safari, and new versions of its operating system Mac OS X. The announcements were made at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference by Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of world wide product marketing. The iPhone 3G S comes with the new iPhone OS 3.0 and is faster than the iPhone 3G. The new iPhone also offers longer battery life and supports 7.2 Mbps HSDPA. The device further comes with a 3 megapixel autofocus camera, compass and GPS, and a voice control feature. The voice control feature offers hands free operation for both iPhone and iPod functions.

The new iPhone OS 3.0 software offers a range of new features including: Cut, Copy and Paste; MMS; Spotlight Search to search across iPhone or within Mail, Contacts, Calendar and iPod; landscape keyboard for Mail, Messages, Notes and Safari; expanded parental controls for TV shows, movies and apps from the App Store; and the ability to capture and send audio recordings on the go with the new Voice Memo app. And, if users cannot find their iPhone, they can erase all data and content on the iPhone with the new Remote Wipe feature.

The iPhone 3G S will be available in the US from 19 June for USD 199 for the 16GB model and USD 299 for the 32GB model through Apple, AT&T, Best Buy and Wal-Mart. In the coming weeks, the device will also be available in other countries. Furthermore, Apple will offer the previous model, the iPhone 3G model with 8GB, for USD 99 from 8 June. Furthermore, the iPhone OS 3.0 software will be available on 17 June as a free software update via iTunes 8.2 or later for all iPhone customers.