Well, the cat is finally out of the bag. Apple has announced the iPhone 3G S, described as “the fastest, most powerful iPhone yet” (which is hardly surprising). It promises a faster processor, faster data speeds (7.2Mbps HSDPA) and a longer battery life. There’s a 3 megapixel autofocus camera, video recording, voice control and all the benefits of the previously-announced iPhone 3.0 operating system. Oh, and a digital compass. It'll all be available in the UK from 19th June.
Revised charges for using a mobile phone abroad – known as ‘roaming’ charges – have been adopted by the EU’s 27 member states today. These rules were approved by the European Parliament in April and will come in to effect from 1st July 2009. From that date, customers on standard mobile tariffs will pay no more than €0.11 excl. VAT (around 12p) for sending a text message while abroad in the EU.
Today at 6pm UK time, Apple is expected to announce a new iPhone during the keynote speech at its Worldwide Developers Conference. Rumours about device specifications seem to be slowing down – faster processor, better camera, brighter display, more memory and video recording seem to be par for the course – but the name is still puzzling some commentators. Will it be the iPhone Video, the iPhone Pro or the iPhone 3GS?
We’ll bring you official news as soon as it’s available – but if you’d like up-to-the-minute reports from the event itself, here are a few sources.