Exciting day here at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco. Steve Jobs announced the much anticipated 3G iPhone is coming on July 11. The new 3G iPhone features GPS, a new white model in addition to the black version, thinner edges, and a flush headphone jack. Pricing is $199 for the 8 GB version and $299 for the 16 GB version. Importantly for us at SplashData, this new model will come with access to Apple’s App Store, which will enable us to make our iPhone applications available to you!
In related news, a firmware update will be available for iPod Touch devices around the same time. Presumably this update will give these devices access to the App Store as well. What’s strange to me is that Apple is charging $9.99 for the update. Although this is less than the $19.99 that had been rumored, I still don’t understand why Apple would charge for a firmware update that offers access to the App Store, which should be a good thing for Apple, for developers, and for iPod Touch users.