As expected, Apple announced that the next version of its hugely popular iPhone will cost $199 for the 8GB model. The new iPhone 3G will feature built-in GPS capabilities and will run on AT&T's new, faster 3G network, which Apple claims is 3.6 times faster. The 16GB iPhone will cost $299 and there will be available in white.
These announcements kicked off Apple's annual World Wide Developers Conference 2008 (WWDC) today, along with other news about a new personal information synchronization service called Mobile Me ($99/year) which will replace the .Mac service. With international deployment and third-party development kicking into high gear (specifically with games), the iPhone is poised to become as ubiquitous as the Nintendo DS. Unfortunately, the required unlimited data plan will cost $10 more per month, making ownership of the coveted gadget more expensive at the end of a 2-year contract than with older iPhones. (Source: Engadget)