3G iPhone — finally

In case you live in a cave or for some odd reason only get your tech news from my blog (hint, there are much, much better sources of news), Apple finally updated the iPhone today with 3G support and a GPS. And they lowered the price as well — $199 for the 8GB model, $299 for the 16GB model. Apple is going to sell a ton of these this year — way more than the goal of 10 million.

As for me, I’ll be waiting a bit longer for the jump to 3G. I currently have a 8GB iPhone and 16GB iPod touch — I was really set on replacing both devices with a 32GB iPhone, but it looks like I’ll have to wait a bit more for that option to show up. As good of a deal the new iPhone is, I just don’t think it’s good enough to warrant an upgrade from a 1st gen iPhone unless you happen to have one of those 4GB models. 3G looks like it will be fantastic, but it comes with an extra $10/month over the existing iPhone data plan. GPS also will be welcome, but I personally don’t see it worth the extra cost associated with switching to a 3G iPhone will incur at the moment.

Now as soon as that 32GB model comes out, I’ll make the jump over to 3G… 🙂

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