3G iPhone 2.0 Coming to Canada

I’ve been waiting a while for the iPhone to officially be available in Canada. Ever since I got myself an Airport Express and realized there was a strong possibility of being able to control my home stereo (room by room) through an iPhone I thought it would be uber-cool to get one. Plus I really like the iTouch, so it would make a sweet mp3 player. I’m sure nobody needs selling on these points.

Anyways, today the Steve announced that on July 11th, 2008, Canada will be getting the new iPhone 2.0, which runs on the fast 3G network. Apparently the original iPhones are going up for sale all over on Craigslist, so now might be the time to act if you’re not too picky about the 3G compatibility.

Speaking of 3G, apparently it will double browsing speed, nearly rivaling wi-fi. I think the data plan is going to be the kicker though.

Other improvements: longer battery life, assisted-gps functionality, slimmer case, big price but (8GB for $199 USD), better support for third party apps.

Do any of you have an iPhone, and are you looking forward to the new one? Is it reason enough to upgrade?

2 Responses to 3G iPhone 2.0 Coming to Canada
  1. Jonathan
    June 9, 2008 | 1:35 pm

    For those of you following my blog, although I’m interested in the iPhone 2.0 launch, this post is really a little experiment to see how successful I can be at grabbing a small corner of the insane amounts of traffic flying around the web on this topic. It’s fairly simple: identify a hugely popular topic and plugin… we’ll see what happens.

  2. Ian
    June 10, 2008 | 1:05 am

    Did you get any traffic from that?

    I’m defn in the queue for a 3G iPhone – such as I expect may others in the know over this hsdpa beauty. Push applications will be an interesting marketing tool I’m sure!

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