WWDC 2009: Apple iPhone 3GS, OS 3.0: Good, Bad and utter shocking
We all knew the Apple iPhone 3G S was coming and the annoucement at WWDC was exciting and pretty much all of us are excited about it, but are we all happy about the iPhone and its pricing plans is a question that needs pondering.
We heard about the iPhone 3GS and the new OS 3.0 software and it all seems to be very good indeed; in fact we are very happy about all of it, but the upgrade and pricing is something that has a lot to be desired.
Let’s explain the good bits: All current iPhone owners will indeed get the all new iPhone OS 3.0 software for free which is great and with the new iPhone 3G S having voice control and video recording is superb and cannot wait to get our mitts on one, the original 8GB iphone is now only $99 for new AT&T subscribers (Not UK), there is a chance that the new iPhone will have a matte black finish on its back-cover.
Now let’s talk about the bad bits: iPod Touch users will get stung for $9.95 for the iPhone OS 3.0 upgrade, iPhone 3G S name is pretty bland when you think about it; they should have called it iPhone 3G Video or something similar.
Now the utter shocking: Yes all new customers are qualified for upgrades but we are getting sweet prices on the iPhone hardware, the price for example will smash your pocket for from $399 to a huge $699 to get an iPhone 3G S. If you go with AT&T you be a little upset to learn that MMS is coming later in the summer and the tethering is coming but no one knows when and how much it will cost.
The most annoying bit that really disgusts us is the fact if you wish for an early upgrade from your current 3G to the new iPhone 3GS you will have to pay the rest of your contract up and pay a possible termination fee (Ouch that will hurt).
What are your views on the above?