New iPhone -- No FM Tuner
June 9, 2009 at 4:54 AM (PT)
Despite lots of rumors -- or was it simply hope -- no FM tuner is included on the new APPLE iPHONE unveiled yesterday (6/8). USA TODAY reports, "On the surface anyway, APPLE is giving the smartphone faithful many features they've been clamoring for. The new iPHONE 3G S that arrives in the U.S. and certain foreign countries on JUNE 19th adds a better digital camera (3 megapixel, autofocus, still no flash), the ability to shoot and edit video, plus voice controls for making calls or playing back music.
"A model with 16 gigabytes will cost $199 with the usual two-year AT&T contract; a new 32-GB model goes for $100 more.
"Meanwhile, by dropping the price on the existing 8-GB iPhone 3G to just $99, APPLE is making a major play for new buyers.
"The 3.0 software, coming JUNE 17th, also promises to let you 'tether' the iPHONE to a PC or MAC, meaning your computer can piggyback on the iPHONE's wireless connection when Wi-Fi isn't available. AT&T must flip the switch on that, too; no word yet on when, or what (if anything) it will charge."