Next-Gen iPhone Costs Only $199, Is 3G-Compatible

New model drops on July 11
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2008 2:48 PM CDT
Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs delivers the keynote speech during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.   (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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(Newser) – The next-generation iPhone, unveiled today by CEO Steve Jobs, is wired for 3G networks, costs only $199 (for the 8GB version) and will launch July 11. It's slightly thinner than the earlier incarnation, and comes with a host of new applications, as well as GPS technology. It will be available in 22 countries immediately, the Wall Street Journal reports, and 70 within months. A 16GB model will run for $299 and will also come in white.