The retail packaging of this new iPhone, the Apple iPhone 3Gs, has remained virtually the same. The already compact sales packaging has now shrunk even further, and a silver-lined S, which stands for speed, has been added to the type name. Furthermore, a picture of the smartphone Apple iPhone 3Gs is displayed on the front, whilst the Apple logo can be found on the side, just like the text displayed in silver. Opening a sealed packaging is always a good feeling, and as soon as the top cover is removed, the iPhone 3Gs becomes visible.
The British company Continental Mobiles has been selling exclusive cell phones and iPods online since September 2006. Gold versions of various cell phone brands and models are being sold. In addition, Continental Mobiles offer various mobile phones with embedded diamonds. All purchases are delivered with a so-called 'Gold Card', which stands for the exclusively British manufacturing of the product. Even though the Apple iPhone in itself is already a unique device, the combination with the additions of Continental Mobiles ensures that you, as a user, are guaranteed not to meet a similar phone.
Apple announced enhancements to its .Mac online service, highlighted by the debut of .Mac Web Gallery, a feature for sharing photos and movies on the Internet. .Mac Web Gallery lets members easily share photos and movies directly from iLife 2008. In addition, .Mac Web Gallery visitors can download high quality images for printing and even contribute photos using a standard web browser or email. Other new .Mac features include a tenfold increase in .Mac storage to 10GB, support for personal domains for iWeb websites and enhancements to .Mac Mail. “.Mac Web Gallery is an awesome way to share photos and movies on the Internet with friends and family,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO.
Apple introduced Apple iWork 2008, an upgrade to Apple’s productivity software suite featuring new versions of Pages and Keynote word processing and presentation applications, and introducing an spreadsheet application called “Numbers.” Numbers introduces the concept of intelligent tables on a flexible canvas, a approach that makes it easy to organize information, create calculations, analyze results and make spreadsheets look as great as they work. “Pages and Keynote make it easy, and even fun, for anyone to create stylish documents and presentations very quickly,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Numbers rounds out the iWork suite, which is far more intuitive and easy to use than anything else out there.”
Apple introduced iLife 2008, featuring a major new version of iPhoto and a completely reinvented iMovie. iPhoto 2008 automatically organizes photo libraries into Events that let users more easily manage their growing photo collections, and iMovie 2008 introduces an entirely new way for users to quickly make movies and share them online. Both iPhoto and iMovie integrate seamlessly with the new .Mac Web Gallery, Apple’s new service for .Mac members to instantly create and host stunning online websites for their photos and videos. iLife 2008 also features iWeb 2008, with live web widgets such as Google Maps and GarageBand 2008, with Magic GarageBand feature that makes it fun and easy to create great sounding songs.
Sudoku, Match Three and Collapsing Blocks are the first three games to be released for the Apple iPhone from MacMost. The mobile iPhone games can be played for free by Apple iPhone users by simply using their iPhone to browse to the MacMost website. MacMost is a Apple enthusiast site with news, tutorials and a weekly video podcast. It is produced by CleverMedia, an Internet content company that has created more than 300 Web-based games since 1995. Gary Rosenzweig, founder of CleverMedia and executive producer of MacMost, created the games in anticipation of the Apple iPhone launch, without being able to test the games until the Apple iPhone was released on June 29.
Plusmo announced the availability of its free and customizable mobile widgets service to users of Apple's new iPhone. A custom interface gives Apple iPhone users access to more than 20,000 Plusmo widgets - most of them created by users. Plusmo enables people to extend social networking through mobile devices. Content providers, media houses and bloggers can now extend their services to the Apple iPhone through Plusmo widgets for free within minutes. Plusmo also enables users to create personalized widgets out of useful web services, XML/RSS based sources including news feeds as well as professional media, and user generated content such as blogs, photos and videos, and other Web 2.0 content.
Electric car pioneer ZAP says its iZAP battery designed for the Apple iPod is more useful for the energy intensive Apple iPhone. "The iZAP battery was a life-saver during my business trip to China last week," said Apple iPhone owner Steve Schneider, Chief Executive Officer for ZAP. "Frankly, if an Apple iPod runs out of power, losing your music and photo or video is not as critical to your business trip as the Apple iPhone. You lose your cell phone access, text messages, Internet and email access, time zone clock, business notes, scheduling software, driving maps, calculator and all the other news and information for which the Apple iPhone was designed."