AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
Apple's Phil Schiller talks about the video features on the new iPhone 3GS at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday, June 8, 2009.
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
3:02 PM: And...of course, what is the price? $199 for 16GB and $299 for the 32 GB version of the iPhone 3GS available June 19th.
But there is a regular 3G iPhone for $99 dollars available today.
The iPhone will now be available in 80 countries.
2:56 PM: Apple is really bringing the computer and the phone together.
They have announced the new iPhone (3GS) that is supposed to be faster than the previous model. Loading games 2X faster. Loading the New York Times nearly 3X faster. It has a new built-in 3 megapixel camera. It can take close ups now with a tap to focus feature. The new iPhone also has a video camera with a mic and audio feature. It's possible to edit the video by tapping on the screen.
It has voice control. It will let you make a phone call with your voice. It will also let you tell it to play a song for you. You can ask it what song it is playing and the phone will talk back and tell you what song it is. Using the Genius program it will let you say, "play a song like that last one." And the phone will find a song that is like the one you just heard.
2:44 PM: iPhone OS 3.0 will be available on June 17th. So iPhone users will be able to use all these apps with the new operating system.
2:43 PM: How about this? An app that will let you automatically tune your electric guitar. So, you show up for your gig and you don't have to spend time tuning the guitar. The app does it for you.
2:41 PM: For those who use Zip Car, a leading car sharing service, there is a new app that will allow customers to locate and reserve the nearest car. Using the new iPhone OS 3.0 Mapkit, the app embeds a user friendly Google map. When you get to the car, you can tap a horn icon and the car horn will honk so you can find it. The car can even be unlocked using the app.
2:25 PM: I should clarify that they are bringing up application developers to show off new apps and that the previous update was about an app from a company called Airstrip.
2:21 PM: The iPhone can now accept medical applications that will allow a doctor to monitor a patient in the hospital from long distance. It can monitor heat beats, temperature and blood pressure. It also keeps a record of what's been monitored so it will allow the doctor to search through a record of what has been monitored over the last few hours. I have to say this is a rather incredible feature.
2:09 PM: The iPhone now has a very cool feature for MobileMe users. Have you ever lost your phone? Well, if you can't find it, you can log onto a Google Maps and it will tell you exactly where your phone is located it. If you have left your phone at home it has a feature that will let it send out a sound until you discover that your two year old left it under the couch.
If it has been stolen you can send it a message to delete all of your data. So, those very personal pictures you don't want leaking out to the media can be deleted before they end up with the Paparazzi.
2:02 PM: Apple just announced the new version of the iPhone will have streaming technology that will let you watch a ballgame live, as it happens. They also announced the new iPhone OS 3.0. Among its updates are a copy and paste feature. The instant messaging system will now let people send multi-media in real time. So it is now possible to send photos and videos in real time. They announced Spotlight, a new search feature that lets you search your entire phone.
The phone will now let you download movies and television wirelessly.
The new iPhones will have tethering. It will let you share your iPhone Internet connection with your computer and it works with both Mac and PC.
Update: Apple has introduced a new line of Macbook Pro notebooks. They have made them cheaper than before. The 13 inch MacBook is now called a MacBook Pro. It starts at $1,199.00, which is cheaper than the MacBook it replaces. That version comes with a 2.53 GH microprocessor, 2 gigabytes of main memory.
Perhaps of most interest is the increase in battery life for all the MacBook Pros. Batteries now last 7 hours, which is 2 hours longer than in the past. It can recharge 1,000 times compared with 300 times for a regular battery.