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iPhone 3G Launch - A Video Journey

Updated on August 19, 2009

iPhone 3G Launch - A Video Journey

iPhone is storming the world. With the launching of iPhone 3G, faster, smaller and cheaper, all the iPhone enthusiasts feel the need of getting one for themselves.

The long lines are a constant in the Apple products launchings.

Lines for Apple products aren't so much about the products themselves, people view the line-waiting experience as a community gathering of like-minded souls.

These are the kind of people who want to be a part of something Apple-related in the original "iPhone Day".

To make the event more spectacular Apple prepared a world-wide launching, almost simultaneous

Let us begin this brief iPhone 3G launch video journey.

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iPhone 3G World-Wide Launch

iPhone 3G was launch on the 11 July 2008 in 22 countries world-wide:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France 
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • UK
  • US

Due to the great demand, the inventory in all the stores were sold out in few hours.

European retailers were sold out of the new iPhone 3G before stores in the US even opened.

iPhone 3G Purchase

Almost everywhere hundreds of people waited for hours to get the so desired iPhone 3G.

In Japan, the 1st person in the queue was there 3 days.

Why do these people want to get it on the first day? You know what they say: If you don't get it on the first day you can't get it.

Some appear to be in love with Apple’s products in general, some just want to get the latest gadget as soon as possible.

As a result of the simultaneous massive activation of the new iPhones the iTunes servers were affected, preventing new customers from completing their iPhone 2.0 software installations.

3G iPhone Review

An 8GB iPhone 3G cost $199 and the 16GB model cost $299. They come in white and black versions.

What’s new in iPhone 3G?

  • 3G networking

  • Built in GPS

  • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync support

  • iPhone 2.0 software

  • App Store

  • MobileMe for push email

  • Calendar and Contacts

and all the other features found on the first iPhone.

iPhone 3G. Will It Blend?

Tom Dickson stood in line at an AT&T store in Utah to purchase the iPhone 3G to stay organized.

He no longer needed the original version so he decided to blend it. But he accidentally blended the 3G.

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