Vodafone India has issued a short media statement announcing that Apple’s newly unveiled smartphone, the iPhone 4 shall be launched in India “in the coming months“. That’s pretty much a no-brainer given the subjective nature of the announcement. Nevertheless, indications are that this could mean that a September launch of iPhone in India is likely.
Why? Because Apple has indicated that the iPhone 4 will launch in over 80 countries in that period. Also, Apple may have already stopped the distribution of iPhone 3G worldwide. Nevertheless, the company had only recently introduced iPhone 3GS in India and so yet another launch may get a lot of these new iPhone 3GS users frustrated. It is possible that Vodafone offers an easy upgrade offer to these users. But the modalities that may be worked out are mere speculations at this point.
There is no word from Airtel, the other iPhone carrier in India on when they plan to launch the iPhone. But considering the statement from Vodafone, expect another from Airtel pretty soon.
[via Vodafone PR
Are you the kind who has to frequently check messages, view the push notifications sent by the several applications or simply fiddle with your iPhone every now and then at work? The USB Sync and Charge Cradle from WirelessGround is pretty apt for you.
This iPhone accessory comes with a convenient design that provides a way to dock your iPhone while charging the device. The Charge Cradle also includes a USB adapter which means you may either connect the accessory to a plug-point while charging your iPhone or connect it to a computer using the USB port – which can be used to sync your iPhone with a Mac or PC as well.
The USB Sync & Charge Cradle is normally available at WirelessGround at a price of $44.95. However, the accessory, which presently works on iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS devices is now priced at a discounted rate of $22.95. You can view more details about the Charge Cradle from WirelessGround’s website here.
The iPhone first launched in the US market in June 2007. Since then, two models of iPhone have been introduced with a third model expected to become available in the middle of this year. Thanks to the outdated technology of the older iPhone, Apple is all set to halt its support for the oldest version of iPhone soon.
While this is not yet confirmed, an email conversation purporting to have transpired between a German iPhone user and Steve Jobs seems to indicate this. Here is a screenshot of the email conversation.
I do not exactly mind this news. However, considering that the iPhone did not launch simultaneously worldwide and with several users in the non-American geography having purchased the device later than June 2008 (when iPhone 3GS launched in USA), it does not make sense for Apple to remove support for a device less than 2 years since launch. There are likely to be several users who could be affected by this.
What do you think?