Apple Store (New Zealand) finally has information on the iPhone 3G, announced by Steve Jobs this morning:
And just like the original iPhone, it combines three products in one — a revolutionary phone, a widescreen iPod, and a breakthrough Internet device.
It’ll be available through Vodafone from 11 July, apparently, though to look at Vodafone’s website you wouldn’t know anything about it. That’s not too surprising, given how dreadful Vodafone are at customer service. [And: PIN numbers!.]
I’ve used an iPod touch for around a year now, and love it. But frankly I would have bought an iPhone, if I’d had the choice. Plenty of Kiwis have been using hacked, imported iPhones, but I was determined to wait for a supported, ‘official’, iPhone. At last the wait will be over.
Oh, and Vodafone must be a ginormous, independently wealthy company with no interest in actual customers — my query about when I’d be able to order an iPhone (a strong suggestion that I want to actually exchange money for a phone and service) read like this:
Apple have now announced the iPhone for NZ. When will your website be updated with details so we can order?
Their response was a brush-off:
Thank you for your email.
We do not currently have any information in regards to what version of the Iphone we will be releasing, when the phone will be released and what the prices will be.
The information released on the Apple site is released by Apple and not Vodafone NZ. Please be aware that once Vodafone NZ has more information regarding the above, this information will be freely available on our website. So please keep checking our website for further updates by visiting http://www.vodafone.co.nz/
If you have any further questions please reply to this email, call our Customer Contact Centre on 777 from your Vodafone mobile, or 0800 800 021 from any other phone. From overseas you can contact us on + 64 9 355 2007.