The WWDC 2008 has finally concluded (slept thru it last night after a boring start) and Apple has finally announced a brand new iPhone 3G with GPS. New features are expected but Steve Jobs realized they can’t sell more until they cut the price in half — so now it’s just $199 (with 2-year contract!), worldwide, including the Philippines.
Coming out this July 2008, the iPhone 3G has GPS, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, and EDGE capability.
The new iPhone 3G will come in two colors and two storage models — black, white, 8GB and 16GB. Still with just 2MP camera and there seems to be no front panel video camera for making 3G calls.
According to the Globe Telecom press release, the Apple iPhone 3G will be available to all post-paid and pre-paid subscribers. It could be as early as July or maybe as late as September of this year.
At $199, give or take 50% on taxes and tariffs, it will end up somewhere around Php13,500 a pop. Not bad, eh? The 16GB model goes for $299.
My guess is that Globe Telecom will offer iPhone 3G Post-Paid Plan that will include unlimited Globe Visibility service for an additional Php1,500 to Php2,000 a month. It will be a sweet deal.
Again, does that come with iTunes in the Philippines? What’s definite though is that the App Store will be available in the Philippines.