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iPhone 3GS Announced, Available June 19th

iPhone 3GS with Video

The big announcement from Apple today is the June 19th release of the newest iPhone, the iPhone 3GS. All sorts of updates (read more here) but the nicest feature, next to the speed increase, IMHO is the video camera along with video editing software right on the phone.

Now you can shoot video, edit it, and share it — all on your iPhone 3G S. Shoot high-quality VGA video in portrait or landscape. Trim your footage by adjusting start and end points. Then share your video in an email, post it to your MobileMe gallery, publish it on YouTube, or sync it back to your Mac or PC using iTunes.

The camera is a not-to-shabby 3 megapixel which has a very nifty tap focus:

The new 3-megapixel camera takes great still photos, too, thanks to built-in autofocus and a handy new feature that lets you tap the display to focus on anything (or anyone) you want.

The current iPhone 3G is dropping to $99 with the new model taking it’s place at $199.

Update: Keith McArthur from Rogers left a comment below with firm details from Rogers on pricing and availability. Thanks Keith!

We’ll see when/if Rogers Canada actually hits the June 19th release date. I’m skeptical but I’d love for them to prove me wrong. Rogers website still doesn’t mention anything on there about the new iPhone. I picture their web developers wondering why they’re getting so many hits today and scratching their heads.

  1. Hey there. I'm with the communications team at Rogers and Fido and can confirm that we'll be offering the 3GS iPhone on June 19. Pricing will be as follows:

    · iPhone 3G 8 GB – Price drop to $99
    · iPhone 3GS 16 GB – $199
    · iPhone 3GS 32 GB – $299

    Starting tomorrow and for a limited time, we’re also excited to reintroduce the 6 GB/ $30 monthly data plan for iPhone users.

    Other Rogers and Fido data plans will remain the same, including the only national standalone data plan at $25 per month for 500 MB. We know that this is the right plan for most Canadians – 93 per cent of current iPhone customers on a data plan use less than 500 MB of data per month.

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