With anticipation at a fever pitch, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone 3G to an appreciative audience during the opening keynote speech at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday.
The new iPhone, sporting a thinner and sleeker look, will support faster 3G (third-generation) broadband wireless networks and come with built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) capabilities, Jobs said. Support for 3G networks will enable the new iPhone to download data up to 2.8 times faster than the earlier model, Jobs said. Built-in GPS will make it easier for users to navigate roads.
Macworld.com has all the details on the new iPhone. And Nick Barber of IDG News Service has this video report, filed from WWDC.
Apple also announced MobileMe, a service to push e-mail and synchronize information wirelessly on the fly. Storing information on a “pod,” MobileMe immediately pushes updated e-mail, contacts and calendars to devices, including cell phones and laptops. Users will be able to use the service on cell phones or through the Web site at Me.com. Users will also be able to transfer and share images and other documents. MobileMe replaces Apple’s .Mac online service. Users using .Mac will be automatically upgraded to MobileMe, Apple said.
Macworld.com has complete WWDC coverage featuring all the news coming out of Monday’s keynote.