Apple to Add 3G and GPS to New iPhone in Q1 2008


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As we all know, there's never a shortage of rumors spewing out of the "iPhone 2" rumor mill. Usually, they're worth little more than ignoring. Occasionally, however, a report or rumor comes along that's worth talking about. The latest on iPhone 2 seems to be worth a note.

UK iPhone Announced on O2, no 3G

The iPhone was announced in the UK today an Apple press conference held in London at the Regent St. Apple store. Though there was a great deal of speculation as to what iPhone would be announced, the reality is that folks in the UK are getting the same version of the iPhone that was released earlier this year in the United States.

The most anticipated news was of course whether the UK folks would be getting their hands on v2 of the iPhone - one with 3G capabilities. The answer, as mentioned above, is no. As many expected, due to limitations caused by high battery usage of 3G chips, Apple can't yet justify a 3G version of the iPhone at this time. In the video below, taken at the event by the folks at SlashGear.com, Steve Jobs explains the logic behind the no-3G decision.

Apple Releases iTunes 7.4.2, Breaks Free Ringtones Again

Apple released iTunes 7.4.2 earlier today, officially geared towards addressing an "issue with creating ringtones using iTunes Plus song purchases and includes bug fixes to improve stability and performance," according to Apple's release notes. For many users, however, the update seems to have made matters worse.

invisibleSHIELD Screen Protector for iPod Touch, iPod Classic, and 3G iPod Nano

ShieldZone (ZAGG Inc), makers of the invisibleSHIELD line of premium screen protectors, have released what they are calling the "first accessories for the new iPods". In reality, this means that they're releasing new invisibleSHIELD screen protectors for the recently announced iPod Touch, iPod Classic, and the new third generation iPod Nano.

invisibleshield screen protector for ipod touch classic

For those of you who aren't familiar with the invisibleSHIELD line of products, the invisibleSHIELD screen

iPhone in France on November 29th Sans 3G

Everyone expects the first iPhone to be sold in Europe this Tuesday, September 18th, at the Apple press conference being held at London's Regent Street Apple Store. There have also been rumors that the iPhone will be released in Germany on November 12th. The latest in Euro-iPhone news suggests that the iPhone may be available in France as of November 29th, but perhaps not exactly how our neighbors across the sea had hoped.

the french version of the apple iphone

According to French technology blog TechCrunch, the iPhone will be available in France on November

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