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 Gizmodo talked to AT&T President of National Distribution, Glen Lurie about the iPhone 3G. What he told them might make you think twice about camping out to get an iPhone 3G on launch day.  Gone are the days of at-home iPhone activation. Instead, all iPhones will be activated at the Apple or AT&T stores at time of purchase. Each activation will take approximately 10-12 minutes. In case you missed it, 10-12 minutes for each iPhone sold. So, instead of the quick, take your money, hand you an iPhone, you leave happy. You'll now have to wait for a sales associate to activate your iPhone while you stand there jonesing for 3G action. The new procedure has allegedly been put into place to curb the unlocking of iPhones. What the procedure may unlock is the patience of early adopters. Gizmodo also learned that the iPhone $20 unlimited data plan will be thing of the past. All iPhones will now require the standard $30 AT&T 3G unlimited data plan. 

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 Steve Jobs announced the release of the iPhone 3G today (known colloquially as the iPhone 2.0). The announcement was met with a great deal of wow and a smattering of harumph.As with most Apple products, the new iPhone will include features that you didn’t know you needed, such as the ability to wipe your data remotely, so that the theft of your iPod won’t necessarily mean the theft of your identity.However, some features were excluded--features that many Apple watchers were hoping to see. So what’s missing from the iPhone 3G?

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 A multitude of downloadable programs will launch for iPhone and iPod Touch devices in early July, with Apple’s release of the App Store. Software developers will be able to directly reach customers on either of those devices, with programs less than 10MB even being available for download over-the-air through a mobile phone company. Software bigger than 10MB will be available through iTunes on a Mac or PC, or directly through a WiFi connection. Apple will handle the file hosting and transactions for developers, sharing 70 percent of the revenue with those designers. Software developers will chose the price for their programs, including being able to give applications away for free.

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Who's Buying a New iPhone?

After all the rumors and leaks, the iPhone 3G is here. Well maybe not here, but it's been announced. On July 11, we expect huge lines for the new iPhone, but will you be in that line? So even with 3G and GPS, is the iPhone 3G a must have device?

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Video: WWDC '08 Keynote

 If you couldn't make it to the keynote, Apple has posted the entire video on their site. See actual demos of products! See Phil Schiller make fun of ActiveSync. See the unveiling of the 3G iPhone. Check it out!

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 Am I the only one who is reminded of Mario Bros. by the MobileMe icon? Apple announced MobileMe today. The new service will replace the .Mac service. Current .Mac subscribers will have their accounts automatically upgraded to MobileMe. Apple is calling it "Exchange for the rest of us." The service will set you back $99 annually and can be accessed at www.me.com. 

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iPhone Software 2.0 - Early July

 Apple announced that iPhone software 2.0 will be available early July. Without an actual release date, that means it'll probably hit Software Update on July 10 at 11:59PM.

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3G iPhone Is Here

Well, our prayers have been answered. The 3G iPhone will be available July 11 for $199 (8GB) and $299 (16GB). The new slimmer iPhone will have a curvier plastic back available in black for the 8GB iPhone, and black or white for the 16GB iPhone. No more getting your iPhones mixed up with your roomies'.  

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WWDC Keynote - Live Updates

Live from the floor of Moscone West.

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Apple Store - Yeah, It's Down

 The time honored tradition of shutting down the Apple online store has commenced. It won't be long now.