Another new iPhone 3G advert featuring the Loopt app.
Apple have released a new iPhone 3G TV advert called Dilemmas. It features a new app from Urbanspoon which helps locate local restaurants.
It is part magic 8 ball and part slot machine. When you shake your iPhone the reels tumble and a local restaurant is located.
In January 2007 Steve Jobs set the target of selling 10 million iPhones in 2008. At this weeks release of Apples financial results it was revealed tht this target had been hit with 2 months of the year remaining. Apple sold 6.8 million iPhone 3G’s in the last quarter and this combined with sales of the original iPhone added up to the required number.
In separate news AT&T revealed that in the 3rd quarter they activated 2.4 million iPhone 3G’s, approximately 40% of which were new wireless customers.
“I am particularly pleased with the customer response to the iPhone 3G,” said Randall Stephenson, AT&T chairman and chief executive officer. “The new customers we’re winning are high-value, with attractive revenue and churn profiles.
The latest TV advert from Apple for the iPhone 3G – Game Changer.
Apple will be releasing the iPhone 3G in an additional 29 countries on September 26th. This would bring the total number of countries that the iPhone is available in to 73. Those countries expected to be in the next batch are:
Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, C. African Republic, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Madagascar, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Nicaragua, Niger, Panama, Russia, Qatar, Senegal, South Africa, Turkey and Venezuela.
Still no iPhone for China but the latest rumor is that China Mobile is asking Apple to disable the 3G and Wi-Fi features.
Apple have released a commercial featuring the new iPod Touch. It is titled “The Funnest iPod Ever” and concentrates on the gaming features of the new version.
Apple has announced that they will be releasing iPhone firmware 2.1 on Friday. Many people are hoping that it will fix a number of issues that are affecting iPhone users.
Fixes include –
Fewer call drops
Significantly better battery life
No App crashes
Faster backups to iTunes
There was no mention of the background push notification which was promised for 3rd party developers.
EA Games has announced that they will release 9 titles for the iPhone and the iPod Touch.
They are Yahtzee Adventures, Mini Golf, Lemonade Tycoon, Mahjong, Monopoly: Here & Now The World Edition, SimCity, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 09, Need for Speed Undercover, and The Sims 3.
No time frame was given but I am looking forward to seeing how they port Tiger Woods to the iPhone.
After watching the first Jerry Seinfeld TV advert for Microsoft I am thankful that my iPhone is made by Apple and not the unimaginative folks at Microsoft.
MegaFon, Russia’s third largest wireless carrier, has signed a deal with Apple to sell the iPhone 3G. In a short statement they said “The sales of iPhone in Russia will start this year,”.
This follows the reports that Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) would start to sell the iPhone 3G to the Russian market in October.