Apple has finally unveiled a new model of iPhone, solidifying rumours of a new iPhone with a 3D graphics chip
, at a big Apple event in the US.
Dubbed the iPhone 3GS, the new model will come in both 16GB and 32GB capacities and will feature a number of hardware revisions over existing models. The big improvements are a new 3-megapixel camera that can record video at 30FPS, a digital compass, support for 7.2Mbps HSDPA, voice control options and a new OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics chip. Peer-to-peer networking is another of the big new features.
The battery life of the new model has also been improved, with up to five hours of continuous talk time, nine hours of WiFi access or 30 hours of audio recording.
O2 is the exclusive carrier for the new iPhone in the UK and will be offering the new iPhone at £440.40 for the 16GB 3GS and £538.30 for the 32GB 3GS on Pay As You Go contracts. Monthly plans are available on 18 or 24 month contracts and will get price reductions.
The existing 8GB 3G iPhone will get a price drop to £342.50 on PAYG and will be less than £100 on the lowest 18-month contracts, or for free on 24 month contracts.
Apple also took the time to give a release date for the new iPhone 3.0 firmware, which will be free for iPhone users and cost a small fee for iPod touch owners - look for it on June 19th.
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