When is the new iphone release date in 2009? Although there is no official words from AT&T yet, sometime in June is most likely the new iPhone release Date in 2009. Since the iPhone was first released on June 29, 2007, June has become the month Apple introduces new iPhone. Yup, iPhone 3G was announced on June 9th 2008. All these are not just a coincidence, it’s an official iPhone product cycle.
So on the new iPhone release date 2009, you can expect a the new iPhone to achieve higher speed HSDPA (7.2Mbps). A slide out QWERTY is very likely – business users will love that feature. Autofocus camera will be great. Video sharing will definitely need more bandwidth like 7.2Mbps. We are guessing that Tethering will be available if the new iPhone can run on higher speed HSDPA. Keep in mind that Palm pre release date will also be sometime in June. This is going to be a very interesting time. Let the fight begin!
Update: It’s OFFICIAL! June 19th 2009 is the new iPhone release date!
The wait is almost over, the new iphone 3G will be officially released on July 11th this Friday in all Apple and AT&T stores. Lines were already formed outside some Apple stores. But don’t worry, Apple has promised more stocks this time than when they release the first iphone. Each Apple store will have 1000 or more iphone 3G on Friday. Unless you see over thousands of people lining up outside, you should be able to get the iphone with some wait (this time you are required to activate the phone before leaving the store). So, the question is why you should get the iphone 3G even you already have the old one. Tow very basic reasons – fast connection and cheaper price. With 3G, you get at least 5 times faster data connection speed than the original iphone. The new price is half of that of the original iphone. Nothing can compare to the web browsing experience on the 3G iphone. With iphone 2.0 software update, there will be tons of applications to used on the new iphone. So why wait, get the new iphone 3G on this Friday.
The new 3G iPhone will be available on July 11 for just $199 with 2-year contract. That’s much cheaper than the current 2.5G iphone that’s running on an unbearable slow EDGE network. Sounds like a good deal, right. Not so soon, you will no longer be able to get unlimited data plan for $20 on top the standard voice feature. Instead, like all other 3G smartphones, you will need to pay $30 for unlimited data access. Texting also costs extra. So, that’s at least $10 more expensive than the current iphone rate plan. And when you factor 24 month period, you will pay exactly $240 (assuming you don’t text). Compared to the current price of $399 for the 8GB version, you are actually paying $40 for the 3G service for 2-year period. Is that still a good deal? Absolutely, Blackjack 2costs $50 with a new 2-year plan, $150 cheaper than the iphone. But the iphone experience can not be imitated. Although both phones run on 3G, the apple iphone has faster processor and full HTML web browsing capability. If you are just surfing the web with, it’s still totally worth the money with new rate plan.