With all the buzz and anticipation of the upcoming release of the new Apple iPhone you can watch it live from this video stream here. Will there be a 2 tiers of iPhones coming out? Will there be a $99 iPhone? Will a new iPhone “Pro” be coming out? Here are some of the rumours that are going around:
The new iPhone will be smaller iPhone by one-tenth of an inch than the current model, a 3.2 megapixel camera, better battery life for video playback, “a faster 3G chipset (HSUPA vs current HSDPA), improved graphics processor, video recording, more memory (16GB/32GB)”. Pricing is rumoured to be $199 for the $16GB and $299 for the 32GB iPhone Pro.
Here are some live highlights regarding the Apple iPhone. Live Video Stream below:
1:47pm: Developers have downloaded the SDK 1 million times
1:47pm: 50,000 apps in the available in the AppStore
1:48pm: A total of 40 million iPhone and IPod Touches has been sold
1:49pm: April 23rd Apple crossed the 1 billion download app mark (9 month since launching)
1:50pm: Showing a video of some of the people who have developed and used some Apple Apps
1:55pm: Intoducing iPhone OS… now with “Cut, Copy and Paste”
1:56pm: Included in a “Undo Support” to undo your last action
1:56pm: Landscape view is being brought to mail, notes and messages
1:57pm: 1 app to send MMS, send and receive photos
1:58pm: Search support on your iPhone for apps, messages in your e-mail and server
1:59pm: iTunes! You can now rent and purchase movies, TV show and audiobooks from your iPhone!
2:00pm: Parental controls has been updated
2:01pm: Tethering, sharing you iPhone connection with your computer.
2:02pm: Safari now 3 times faster… web pages loads and renders faster!
2:03pm: Autofill, remembers your login and passwords to your favorite websites
2:04pm: Globe button added where a user can simply switch languages, now up to 30 in iPhone 3.0
2:05pm: Misplaced or lost your phone? New service called “Find My iPhone” that can be used worldwide.
2:08pm: Remote swipe command that can simply remove all the private data from your iPhone
2:08pm: Support for pier to pier connectivity support.
2:10pm: Opening up accessories for Hardware developers to develop their own compatible accessories
2:13pm: Bringing developers up on stage to show what they’re working on: Gameloft, Airstrip Technologies, ScrollMotion, TomTom, ngmoco, ZipCar
2:39pm: Music – playing a guitar on the iPhone
2:41pm: iPhone 3.0 available wordwide June 17th, developers get it for free today!
2:45pm: Phil up on stage promoting the iPhone and all its glory. 2/3rd of web surfing is done on the iPhone
2:46pm: compares to the Android App Market, Nokia Ovi Store, BlackBerry
2:46pm: New version of iPhone called “iPhone 3GS”
2:49pm: 3 megapixel autofocus camera that can take up to 10cm away. Showing photos.
2:52pm: Video recording, 30FPS movie recording, Video editing with tap of your finger!
2:53pm: Voice Control added to iPhone
2:55pm: Digital Compass added to iPhone (Integrated into Google maps)
2:56pm: Built in support for Nike+
2:57pm: Business will be happy: Hardware Data Encryption
2:58pm: Better Battery life – Up to 9 hours surfing; 10 hours video; 30 hours music; 12 hours 2G talk time; 5hrs 3G talk time, 9 hours wifi
2:58pm: Talking how green the iPhone 3GS is.
3:00pm $199 for the new 16GB 3GS; $299 for 32GB comes in Black & White
3:01pm: Keeping the current 8GB 3G on the market priced at “breakthrough” $99 price
3:02pm JUNE 19th availability… in 80 countries by August.