Apple Unveils iPhone 3G: Features, Release Date, and More

During a recent presentation, Steve Jobs unveiled the latest iteration of the iPhone, which now includes 3G capabilities, enhanced battery duration, a thinner design, and integrated GPS functionality.

This model is designed with a sleek black plastic rear, durable metal controls, the familiar 3.5-inch screen, and a flush-mounted headphone jack, which is a welcome change for accessory manufacturers.

The added GPS feature allows for real-time location tracking on Google maps, complemented by existing location technologies using cellular and WiFi networks.

The upgraded battery life in the iPhone 3G extends to five hours of 3G communication, five to six hours of web browsing, seven hours of video playback, or up to 300 hours on standby.

This device will roll out in 70 countries, including but not limited to Canada, Mexico, Norway, Sweden, and the Netherlands, through various network providers over the coming months.

Pricing for the iPhone 3G begins at $199 for the 8GB version and $299 for the 16GB version, which also offers a choice between a black or white back.

The global release is scheduled for July 11.

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