Phil Schiller, Vice President of Marketing at Apple has announced the new iPhone 3G S at Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) today. After a long presentation of the new development tools and corporate features that the phone’s updated operating system, "iPhone 3.0," will support, Schiller finally got to the details about the next-generation phone that has been rumored for months:
- Video Recording
- Cut, Copy, Paste is finally here! (Yay)
- Undo support
- Landscape keyboard works in email, notes, and messages.
- Search. You can search calendars, music, notes and email.
- iTunes to allow rental and purchase of movies from the iPhone.
- Enhanced Parental Controls with control over movies, TV shows and apps.
- Tethering. Allows you to share you iPhone internet connection with a PC.
- Update to Safari:
- Faster than ever before!
- Support for HTTP streaming audio and video. Bitrate and data quality adjust to connection speed.
- Autofill allows you to optionally remember usernames and passwords.
- HTML 5 support.
- Find My iPhone Service.
- iPhone OS 3.0 will fully support 30 languages.
- 1000 new APIs in iPhone 3.0 SDK.
- Push Notifications
- Books for the App Store.
- 3.2 Megapixel camera (with autofocus, low light and macro modes)
- Voice Control
- Digital compass
- New Accessibility Settings with VoiceOver.
- Built-in support for Nike+
- 32GB Storage
The new iPhone 3G S is not immediately available. It will be rolling out in the US on June 19th 2009 and then to 80 other countries later this year. However the new iPhone OS 3.0 software update will be available for all existing iPhone users for free and $9.95 for iPod Touch users come June 17th 2009.