Apple unveils iPhone 3G S, Snow Leopard at WWDC 2009


Apple on Monday unveiled its next-generation iPhone, the iPhone 3G S, at the 2009 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), as well as the upcoming operating system Snow Leopard.

The new iPhone 3G S is packed with amazing new features: More speed, more storage, longer battery life, a better camera, an easy to use video recording and hands free voice control.

The updated device includes the new iPhone OS 3.0, the world’s most advanced mobile OS with a great deal of new features such as Cut, Copy and Paste, MMS, Spotlight Search, landscape keyboard and more.

The new iPhone will hit shelves on June 19 in the United States. The 16GB version will sell for $199, while a 32GB model will go for $299. Both phones will require a new two-year service contracts to AT&T for those prices to apply.

Apple also unveiled their latest operating system, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, which will be released in September and will cost just $29—a big notch less expensive than the $129 price of earlier upgrades.

Snow Leopard features a number of updates from previous versions, including newly designed Finger, out-of-the-box support fro Microsoft Exchange, and a new version of QuickTime. The OS is also half the size of its predecessor, saving users an extra 6GB on their hard drive.

During the event, the company also announced updates and price cuts to its popular notebooks and a new version of its Safari Web browser.