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Apple Cans iPhone 3G

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Apple Cans iPhone 3G

Surprised? No, us neither...

With the arrival of the much leaked and dissected iPhone 4G expected at WWDC 2010 on 7 June it looks like Apple has decided to cull its second generation model.

The option to buy the entry level 8GB iPhone 3G has today disappeared from Apple's US store with the company not simply listing it as out of stock, but pulling the button to buy it completely without explanation. Major US store Walmart also this week cut the 16GB iPhone 3GS to $99 (£69) on contract so we're clearly getting close kids.

The bigger question, however, is whether Apple will dump the iPhone 3G and make a 16GB iPhone 3GS a cheap entry level model or cull all previous generations when its runaway fourth generation model finally gets an official release? Given the 3GS will be able to pull off the multi-tasking introduced with iPhone OS 4.0 I'd suggest it could stick around for a while yet - and why not? It's still a hugely capable handset.

As for its successor, we wonder whether Apple will have any surprises left for us after the infamous tale of its limelight loving new model. An upgraded camera with Flash, faster processor, more memory, 720p video recording, a front facing camera for video conferencing and a slimmer, flatter form factor all bode well, but we can't help think there are a few Easter eggs still to be uncovered.

How about WiFi Sync? *cough*

Link: iPhone Apple Store

Tony Gentry

May 26, 2010, 12:57 pm

*******NEWS FLASH******* Apple to support Flash on iPhone *******NEWS FLASH*******





Now that would be worth commenting on!

Ben

May 26, 2010, 2:48 pm

The 3G definitely had it coming. The 3GS, on the other hand, will make for an excellent starter iPhone - if the price is right.

Retset

May 26, 2010, 2:53 pm

I am annoyed that I need a third party app to skip forward a track when using my 3GS with my Sony BT car stereo. Not only did Apple fail to implement this part of the AVRCP standard but it has not appeared in any OS 4.0 betas.





Still, I am looking forward to OS 4.0 as it will remove my need to run a jailbroken phone so I will return to standard.





Back on topic, I am also sure the 3GS will run for a while. It really is not that far behind the new iPhone IMHO.

Stelph

May 26, 2010, 3:53 pm

A couple of other things I would like the next Gen iPhone/IPod touch to have:





1) Along with 720p recording and playback allow 720p TV out





2) Allow support of the iPad SD reader, or bring out an iPhone/Ipad version (if theres no SD slot)





3) Camera on the iPod Touch AND ALLOW VIDEO EDITING ON THE IPOD TOUCH!!





As you might be able to guess, im wanting to use my Ipod touch as a sports video editing/playback device (amongst other things), currently I take video and then put it on my laptop for playback and eventually editing and uploading to Youtube for others to view, but it would be really great if I could do this all on my iPod. The software is there:





http://www.nexvio.com/product/...





And some of the required hardware is coming





http://www.zoomitonline.com/





All we need is for Apple to get behind this use and support it in OS4...

Chris

May 26, 2010, 4:18 pm

@Retset: "It really is not that far behind the new iPhone IMHO."





Ah, just wait until that Apple marketing machine kicks into gear. They may still have a few tricks up their sleeves that could surprise us.

Castalan

May 26, 2010, 11:33 pm

iPhone - soooo last decade





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