Here's the breakdown of features, courtesy of Engadget:
- High-speed 3G connectivity (almost as fast as WiFi, see the speed comparison photo after the jump)
- Battery life: 5-6 hours browsing time, 7 hours of video use, 24 hours of audio and 5 hours of 3G talk time.
- Built-in GPS
- Will be available in 70 countries over the next several months.
- Price: 8gb version for $199 (down from $399),16Gb for $299.
- Available: July 11th
Comparing the 3G iPhone download speeds to those of the Nokia N95 and the Palm Treo 750.
Showing the speeds of EDGE (the current iPhone) versus the new 3G speed, and then the WiFi speed. WiFi is still faster, but not by much of a margin.
And the money shot...
So let's bring this back to "radio" for a second here. Back in January of last year, people scoffed at the thought that a $600 phone would change the mobile landscape. One year and 6 million units later, there's no question to the influence that the iPhone has had on the wireless market. Enter the NEW iPhone, bringing together 3G speeds, location based services through GPS, a full developer ecosystem, and now at an extremely competitive price. So what are the implications?
Remember, Steve Jobs doesn't intend this to be just "a phone" - it's a lifestyle device. Integrated into your life in every possible way. So what do you think the iPhone will do to the listening habits of millions of owners? Do you think the ability to stream at high-speeds, combined with the cached capabilities of 8gb or 16gb of storage will change behaviors? What about the GPS capabilities? Will waiting for "traffic and weather together on the 8s" eventually become an arcane activity?
It's questions that radio, satellite or terrestrial, should be asking themselves. And more importantly, they should be looking at how thjey themselves can also be a "lifestyle device" and not just something that comes in your car.
[more details on Engadget]