June 10, 2008

3G iPhone & Mobile Me..

Writing about web page http://www.apple.com/uk/iphone/

I don't think i'd be doing my geek duties if I didn't post up about the new 3G iPhone, and new web services from Apple.

The iPhone looks excellent - 3G and GPS now built in as standard, a new look, and a seriously reduced price. My contract with T-Mobile reaches the magical 18 month marker in November so I think i'll be gleefully skipping down to my local O2 store to buy a new iPhone. I never felt that excited about the last iPhone, but I think these last few features really help put the icing on the cake.

And if 3G & GPS are icing, then the cherry has to be Mobile Me - Exchange type services for the rest of us. Mobile email, calendaring and contacts which are syncronized back up to Apple, and subsequently accessible from any web browser on any computer. I've been using a mixture of Google Calendar and the calendar on my Nokia 6300 for a while now but couldn't be bothered with trying to get them to sync, or paying for a product that would do it. Mobile Me looks really worth a punt.

Down side is that it is £59/year. I'd have said that was a good deal a few years ago, but with the rise of Googles excellent free services, it bites a little bit.. i'll try the 2 month free trial out before I definately commit I think!

- 4 comments by 3 or more people Not publicly viewable

  1. Steve Rumsby

    The iPhone 3G is definitely close to appearing on my shopping list. And since I’m not on a contract currently, July 11th is the date I’m aiming for…:-)

    10 Jun 2008, 16:47

  2. James Taylor

    Good luck. I really do think there will be a lot of demand for the first week or two – so make sure you go well armed, as it might be a bit of a scrum :)

    10 Jun 2008, 16:50

  3. Steve Smith

    I had my pre-release txt from O2 the other day. It read:

    “Apple iPhone 3g lands 11/07. We will text you shortly before with order details. As demand is very high, orders will be on a first come first served basis”

    I’ll be straight on the site to try and order mine on the 11th!

    04 Jul 2008, 16:44

  4. Steve Rumsby

    You can order it now for delivery on Friday. No queueing required! Of course, since this page has been live sine early this morning, by now they’ve probably had orders for twice as many as they’ve actually got, and so it won’t turn up on Friday after all…

    07 Jul 2008, 13:49

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