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iPhone 3G - questions still remain ...

I don't know about you, but after closely following Steve Jobs' keynote speech at WWDC 08, I'm still left with a lot of questions about the iPhone 3G.
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Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Contributor on

I don't know about you, but after closely following Steve Jobs' keynote speech at WWDC 08, I'm still left with a lot of questions about the iPhone 3G.

Also: iPhone 3G - Apple’s reality distortion field redefines the phrase “half the price”

Hardware 2.0 WWDC “blogging the blogs” coverage - minute-by-minute! 

Here are just a few ...

  • What! Still no copy and paste facility???? Has this most requested of features still not materialized?
  • Compatibility with existing iPhone accessories?
  • Why no processor/memory bump?
  • What about a password storage keychain? that would be really handy.
  • How "ideal" are battery specs?
  • Why no new iPod touch?
  • What's the spec on the GPS? Cold/warm start satellite lock times specifically.
  • How long until the new version can be jailbroken/unlocked?
  • Is AT&T's 3G network ready for the hammering it will get?
  • How will the price change affect Apple' earnings?

Apple has already filed a disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission:

Apple has signed multi-year agreements with carriers authorizing them to distribute and provide network services for iPhones in over 70 countries. These agreements are generally not exclusive with a specific carrier, except in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Ireland, and certain other countries. Under the vast majority of these agreements, Apple will not receive follow-on revenue generating payments from carriers for the new iPhone 3G beyond the purchase of the device by carriers or a commission on sales of the device by Apple. Apple will continue to receive payments from cellular network providers related to first-generation iPhones as long as they remain active on authorized networks.

Rumors that were floating around that have been busted:

  • No forward-facing camera
  • No mention of a iChat/IM application
  • No extended range of iPhones - still stuck with the 8GB/16GB versions
  • No red iPhone

Also, unrelated to the iPhone:

  • No new Macs ...
  • No AppleTV revamp ...
  • Nothing new on the iTunes front ...

Thoughts?

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