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					In June, 2007, Apple's chief executive, Steven P. Jobs, introduced the iPhone, which instantly became one of the most talked-about consumer products ever. Thousands of customers lined up to be the first to buy the phones, which featured computing and Wi-Fi capabilities, along with a crisp, computer-like display on an innovative touch screen. Rivals rushed phones with similar features onto the market. Mr. Jobs set an ambitious goal -- to sell 10 million of the phones in 2008. By March, 5.5 million had been sold, but the pace had dropped to a less-than-spectacular 600,000 a month. Around the same time, the guessing game began as to when the company would introduce a new version and what new feaures it would have. The new phone searches the Internet more quickly and comes with a host of new applications. But the biggest change was a sharp reduction in price. Mr. Jobs said the new iPhone 3G, to be available in the United States through AT&T beginning on July 11, will sell for $199 for the 8-gigabyte model and $299 for a 16-gigabyte model. He said the biggest barrier to people buying the phone had been is $399 pricetag. As widely anticipated, the phone will run on so-called 3G wireless networks that allow much faster Internet connections than the original iPhone. The phone, sleeker than the original, will also have built-in Global Positioning System capability to allow location-based services. It will also have a longer battery life in some cases, five hours for talking on the 3G network and 24 hours for playing music on the phone. Apple updated the phone again on June 17, 2009, with improved software, including the ability to shoot full-motion video. The new model, iPhone 3G S (for speed) went on sale June 19; the software update for iPhone 3G was offered by download a few days earlier. IPhone 3G S was available in a 16-gigabyte version for $200 and a 32-gigabyte version for $300. The price of the original 3G was dropped to $99. iphone specification GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 Announced 2007, January. Released 2007, June Status Discontinued SIZE Dimensions 115 x 61 x 11.6 mm Weight 135 g DISPLAY Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Size 320 x 480 pixels, 3.5 inches - Multi-touch input method - Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate

- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off - Scratch-resistant surface SOUND Alert types Vibration; Downloadable polyphonic, MP3 ringtones Speakerphone Yes - 3.5 mm headset jack MEMORY Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall Call records 100 received, dialed and missed calls Internal 4/8/16 GB Card slot No DATA GPRS Yes EDGE Yes 3G No WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11b/g Bluetooth Yes, v2.0, headset support only Infrared port No USB Yes, v2.0 CAMERA Primary 2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels Video No Secondary No FEATURES OS iPhone OS (based on Mac OS) CPU ARM 11 412 MHz, PowerVR MBX-Lite graphics Messaging SMS (threaded view), Email Browser HTML (Safari) Radio No Games Downloadable, incl. motion-based Colors Black GPS No Java No - Google Maps - Audio/video player - TV-out BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion Stand-by Up to 250 h

Talk time Up to 8 h Music play Up to 24 h

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