So The First Impressions – Whats The New iPhone 3G Like?
The new Apple iPhone 3G comes in two different models, a 8GB version model for the lower cost of $199, and a 16GB model for $299. The 16GB iPhone model comes in 2 colors, white or black. At most of the AT&T stores, it was Christmas all over again judging by the massive lineups. There are reports the iPhone 8GB and 16GB models all sold out within the first 30 minutes of availability.
The first thing you notice is the back of the new iphones case, the new phone is beveled, giving it a different and better feel in your hand, it feels a lot more comfortable. Other than that, the exterior is basically the same, the beast that lies within is what counts.
Utilizes The New 3G Network
To give you an example, on the new 16GB iPhone 3G, it took about 20 seconds to load a full page view of a website on the internet, the same page took around 51 seconds on the old iPhone. Other pages and blogs took around 15 to 25 seconds to load, impressive indeed.
In the US, with At&T, you are required to sign a two-year contract to be able to get the 16GB iPhone for $299. For an additional $129 a month connection fee, you get unlimited e-mail and internet connection. You can also add the 1500 text messages plan for an additional $15 per month.
The Apple iPhone 3G Global Debut
So sure, the new iPhone 3G will be the next big hit. And sure it will sell out once it hits the shelves. And yes, the international expansion will be a great success but…
After the initial hype, after say.. the first few million or so of these units are gone, and the upgrades are all done, the real tell-tale sign will be what will happen after the first few months or so. The US and global economy right now is not the greatest, gas prices are soaring, people are losing their jobs, folks are cutting back big time on frivolous spending. Yes, although the new iPhone 3G is cheaper, the AT&T data plan is a heck of a lot more expensive. The consumers will most likely begin to connect the dots. This is an expensive toy, and it is for those who feel they must keep up with the internet Jone’s.