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Topic # 22834 10-Jun-2008 06:51
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News about it here:


Recording from iPhonealley's live stream of the Keynote:
Ok here is the link: http://adriels.com/iphonealleyWWDCkeynote2008.mp3
It is still uploading so you will only be able to listen to part of it, when it has finished uploading then you have to re-download it to hear the whole thing.

The quality is pretty bad for the first 2-3mins but gets allot better after that.









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  Reply # 136842 10-Jun-2008 07:11
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Very nice, are there any details out regarding the GPS? i.e does it have its own version like nokia maps or can you install a 3rd party app like MGMaps and used cached maps from google?
I'm wondering also what price we will see in NZ, looking at those amounts in USD I'm guessing around $500-600 here in NZ?



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  Reply # 136844 10-Jun-2008 07:13
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  Reply # 136845 10-Jun-2008 07:19

*eagerly awaits Vodafone's price release*

Apple NZ's iPhone page

Funnily enough the "where to buy" for NZ links you to Vodafone.com.au :P



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  Reply # 136847 10-Jun-2008 07:25
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http://www.apple.com/iphone/countries/

3G iPhone comes out July 11 in NZ!!

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  Reply # 136849 10-Jun-2008 07:33

YAY for NZ :) Going to get me one of these lol! Black or White.. hmm

Apple iPhone 3G Ad

Specs look nice, will be interesting to see if battery life lives up to what they say...

Liking the bands supported:
  • UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
No forward facing camera? no video calling? hmm

edit.. how come this is in the NZComms forum? :P

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  Reply # 136850 10-Jun-2008 08:01
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I am moving this to "Mac OS X Mobile" because "NZ Communications" is for discussion on the new mobile company called "NZ Communications" only.







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  Reply # 136854 10-Jun-2008 08:12
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Oh sorry about that.
Thanks for moving it.

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  Reply # 136861 10-Jun-2008 08:26
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If it's in line with a comparison between apple.com and apple.co.nz an ipod classic is US$249/NZ$369
If Vodafone can bring it in at NZ$350 or less, Telecom are in for a world of pain.

Does pose a question mark on the pricing of the rest of the ipod touch range though? Pay more and don't have phone capability?

Can't believe both Vodafone NZ and Aus haven't updated their sites!

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  Reply # 136867 10-Jun-2008 08:40
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Downsides:

  • no support for VFs 900MHz UMTS. Not a major problem as it supports 2100, but would be nice to get better building penetration
  • no video calling support (not built in anyway, maybe a 3rd party app could take care of that)
  • no forward facing camera
  • HSDPA only, not HSPA
Will be interesting to see if it is carrier locked. The supported frequecies means it could work on Telecom too when they switch on the GSM/UMTS network.

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  Reply # 136868 10-Jun-2008 08:41
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That is certainly a fantastic pricepoint.

While this product may not offer all of the features that people hoped for and can't be directly compared to a N95 in many aspects it certainly does show a huge pricing disparity between two devices that do have similair target markets.

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  Reply # 136869 10-Jun-2008 08:43
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just got to work, missed the keynote this morning, where oh where can i see the keynote? checked youtube etc, nothing there yet.

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  Reply # 136870 10-Jun-2008 08:48

The Apple Keynotes Podcast is available here

However at the moment I can only see the March 6 Event, not todays.. Guess it will be updated later

[edit]Ok, no video was taken of todays Keynote at WWDC.. So out of luck, check out macrumours.com or engadget.com live blogging of event

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  Reply # 136875 10-Jun-2008 08:52
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I was thinking about buying an iphone a couple of weeks ago, glad  I held off. 1st gen iphone owners would be lucky to get $200-250NZ selling them now :-(

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  Reply # 136877 10-Jun-2008 08:59
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i read on macrumours that apple has set the price to a maximum of $199us in all countries?

"11:46 amThe iPhone 3G will be available July 11th in 22 countries. The maximum price around the world is $199 USD. Now showing an ad."

Sooooo if thats true then hello $262 3G iphone Laughing.. somehow vodafone are going to add another $600 to this price, i dont know how but they will find a loophole! Cry

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  Reply # 136883 10-Jun-2008 09:06

Super8: If it's in line with a comparison between apple.com and apple.co.nz an ipod classic is US$249/NZ$369
If Vodafone can bring it in at NZ$350 or less, Telecom are in for a world of pain.

Does pose a question mark on the pricing of the rest of the ipod touch range though? Pay more and don't have phone capability?

Can't believe both Vodafone NZ and Aus haven't updated their sites!



http://www.engadget.com/2008/06/09/steve-jobs-keynote-live-from-wwdc-2008/

"The price is a maximum of $199 all around the world -- we're really, really excited about the new iPhone 3G. And as you might expect, we have a new ad! I'd love to show it to you." Lights are down... spy theme.


"The big news, is $399 to $199 -- we think we can check off more affordable."

"We think the iPhone 3G will be affordable to almost everyone. 16GB model for $299 -- for that model we have a white one

"iPhone started off at $599 for an 8GB device, which now sells for $399 -- we want to make it even more affordable. I'm happy to tell you the 8GB model will sell for $199."

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