Apple hosted an event yesterday in Cupertino where they unveiled a whole set of new features coming to the iPhone in the next firmware. The 3.0 update has major advantages toward upgrading. Apple has had major success with the iPhone selling over 13.7 million iPhones, over 15 million iPod Touches and over 800 million downloads in the app store.
I’m not much of an iPhone 3G fan but after looking at this, I have to admit it does look really nice. Check out this 24 Karat Gold iPhone 3G(8GB) which is being sold on eBay for a buy-it-now price of $1,016.72. The phone is brand new and comes with the original box and accessories. Click here for the eBay listing.
Ever feel the need to wrap your most precious items in designer tags? Louis Vuitton makes a Damier Graphite Canvas case for your iPhone 3G. This new Louie case will surely attract more eyes as you pull out your iPhone 3G. The Louie Vuitton case is $250 and is available in select Louis Vuitton stores and online at LouisVuitton.com.
Swiss jeweler Knalihs Athem has introduced to the world a totally diamond-encrusted iPhone 3G. The phone is encrusted with 475 glistening cut diamonds totaling to a hefty 3.75 carats. The diamond-encrusted iPhone 3G handsets will be available only at a made-to-order basis with only a total of 50 being made. The first 10 units will be sold at a special price of $10,000. After that, the rest of the iPhone’s will be priced somewhere around that price range.
Exciting news for both iPod touch and iPhone users! The long awaited Apple “App” store is finally here. Both iPod touch and iPhone users can now download applications straight to their devices. The App store contains a widespread of applications, a user can opt to use free applications such as AIM, Myspace mobile, Facebook mobile, or purchase games such as Super Monkey Ball, Enigmo, Texas Hold’em etc.
In order to take advantage of the applications and all other 2.0 features, you need to update your version of iTunes to version 7.7 and update your first-generation iPhone or iPod Touch to 2.0 firmware. The firmware isn’t free it will cost you $10 bucks. Only problem is, their is a problem with the link that Apple provided making the update temporarily unavailable.
It has been a crazy day for Apple today. Many sources have reported Activation servers being down, which makes it impossible for iPhone 3G customers to activate their brand new iPhone. This isn’t the best move made by Apple. Let’s see what they can do to keep their customers happy!