iPhone 3.0 software coming June 17, new iPhone 3G S June 19

Today's keynote at the major developers' conference was filled with news, including the announcement that the new iPhone 3.0 software will be out on June 17. You can read more on Yahoo Tech.  Apple senior vice president of iPhone software Scott Forstall used his keynote presentation to demo some of the 100 new features of iPhone 3.0. That includes copy and paste, landscape mode in all key applications, peer-to-peer Bluetooth-based multiplayer gaming, push notification, and more. Also announced was a new iPhone — the iPhone 3G S, which will be available June 19. You can read a nice overview on iLounge and a longer description in the press release. The "S" in the name stands for "speed."

That's because it has faster processing and data transfer speeds. You can get all the detail on Apple's iPhone site. The price will be $199 for 16 GB and $299 for 32 GB. The camera is improved. It has 3MB resolution and will now shoot VGA video, which you'll be able to edit directly on your iPhone. And it offers voice-controlled menus. And the current iPhone 3G? Who will buy one, with the new model available soon? Well, maybe you will, because it's now available for $99 starting today. Read more on the Washington Post web site. The coverage of the event on the USA Today website includes info on some of the new apps for the iPhone 3.0 software by independent developers.

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.