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3G iPhone: What it means - a look at the hardware

Cory Bohon

Apple's much awaited 3G-enabled iPhone hit the streets today. But what you might not have noticed from the liveblogs are the hardware changes on the device. Here's a concise list of what new features the 3G iPhone offers:

  • Slimmer
  • Available in white/black
  • No more recessed headphone jack
  • All metal buttons
  • 3G / GPS
  • Comes in 8/16 GB models
  • 5 hour talk time
  • New USB wall charger
The iPhone doesn't support "true 3G" speeds, rather it is running on the AT&T HSDPA network which qualifies as "3.5G." In addition, the tech specs say that you'll need iTunes version "7.7," which has not been released as of yet. The camera is the same 2.0 mp that we see on the "old" iPhones.

Assuming you can actually get your hands on one, here's what you will find in the box:
  • iPhone 3G
  • Stereo headset with mic
  • USB power adapter
  • Dock Connector to USB cable
  • Documentation
  • Cleaning/polishing cloth
  • SIM ejector tool (also known as a 'paperclip')

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