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Apple's iPhone 3G doesn't disappoint AND it's cheaper.

The next generation of iPhone is finally here and the improvements are well worth the wait. The new Apple iPhone 3G is sleeker, faster, and lucky for you, cheaper.

First of all, you will notice right away that the back of the new 3G is made of plastic. The 2G model is metal, but with the new antennas Apple put in, the plastic helps with better reception. The 2-megapixel cameras are still the same with both models, but the speaker on the bottom has changed. In the 3G, for example, the speaker has been improved for superior sound quality from the previous 2G.

Back view of the iPhone.

Viewing images on the iPhone 3G will be much easier with the brighter screen and added speed of the Internet browser. Surfing the web will be just as convenient on your iPhone as it would be sitting at home on your desktop.

Bottom speaker of both models.

The biggest improvement of the iPhone is the price. Compared to the price range of the 2G, which was $400-$600, the 3G is far cheaper. The 3G can be bought from around $200-$300 which is still a bit expensive for me, but far less costly than the previous model.

Overall, however, I would love to own one of these phones because of the portability it provides. You basically have a miniature computer at your fingertips. With fast Internet access, an MP3 and iPod cast player, the iPhone 3G is worth every penny. And of course it comes in handy that you can actually use it as a phone.

The iPhone has its weaknesses with the "first week bugs" and other quirks, but Apple will eventually work those out. I would not let that keep you from purchasing one of the most convenient and portable electronic devices on the market today.

View the 3G guided video tour below.

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Sources: PC Magazine - Apple iPhone 3G Review | Apple.com

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The incredible "iBrick" sti... (Below threshold)
Imhotep:

The incredible "iBrick" still worthless, until you "jailbreak" it to any other service than AT&T!

The new Apple iPho... (Below threshold)
The new Apple iPhone 3G is sleeker, faster, and lucky for you, cheaper.

Yeah, initial costs are lower, but AT&T will get you on the increased data prices. So much that the 3G purchase price plus service plan costs will be more expensive yearly than the 2G purchase price plus service plan costs. Upgraded data flow translates into upgraded costs!

The new iPhone is NOT cheap... (Below threshold)
Eric:

The new iPhone is NOT cheaper. If you count all of the cost to own the iPhone you are paying more money in the long run to own the new iPhone.

2G iPhone: $399 + ($20 * 24) = $879

3G iPhone: $199 + ($30 * 24) = $919




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