Apple’s iPhone 3G cell phone will finally be released on July 11th at 8 am. It will be sold at Apple retail stores and at AT&T stores. Quantities may initially be limited but should start to ramp up after the first week of sales. Reports are coming in from multiple iPhone sites that the purchase process this go around will not be as easy. Some are saying that purchasers will have to activate the 3G cell phone before leaving the store. Apple and AT&T want to avoid the immediate availability to the gray market of the newest iPhone cell phone by locking users into a 2 year agreement as AT&T did last time.
Pricing will be $199 for the 8 GB iPhone 3G and $299 for the 16 GB iPhone 3G. The 8 GB iPhone 3G will come in black and the 16 GB iPhone 3G cell phone will come in two colors, black and white.
Apple iPhone 3G Details
- GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
- UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
- Assisted GPS
- Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
- Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
- 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
- 480-by-320-pixel resolution at 163 ppi
The price alone will get most who have been waiting on purchasing the iPhone 3G to do so. Lines outside of Apple and AT&T wireless stores that formed during the last iPhone sale will probably pale in comparison. An upgrade plan for people with the original iPhone has not yet been announced. Check back soon for more details on the iPhone to iPhone 3G upgrade.