The new iPhone is out! Here are the posts of the live blog from the Apple event at the Moscone West building in San Francisco, California. If you weren't able to follow along at the time we posted, they are here for you now. You might want to start at the bottom as the most recent posts are at the top. Enjoy!
2:55 pm EST: That's it for the live blog. Thanks for tuning in. I'm off to do some TV reports.
2:51 pm EST: Wow, how weird is that? Unveils the phone with a TV commercial, but doesn't "show" it by holding it. Very, very strange. His talk just concluded.
2:47 pm EST: Available in 22 countries to start on July 11. Now showing the new iPhone TV ad.
2:46 pm EST:The 16Gig, in both black and white, for $299.
2:45 pm EST: The iPhone 3G will sell for $199 as I reported on the air earlier today. This is for the 8Gig model.
2:44 pm EST: Our stretch goal was 25 countries, and we'll be in 70 countries this year, says Jobs.
2:43 pm EST: Six countries today. 12 countries for iPhone 3G and 25 countries over the next several months. The goal. How'd we do? Playing "It's a Small World" in the background (good to be Disney's largest shareholder!) he's showing a global map of iPhone's penetration: 70 countries!
2:40 pm EST: Enterprise support: Full Microsoft Exchange and Cisco Systems support.
2:38 pm EST: The 3G version of the iPhone is approaching wi-fi speeds, without sacrificing battery life: 300 hours of standby, on 2G talktime: 10 hours. On 3G talk-time, an industry leading 5 hours, browsing: dive to six hours, video seven hours, audio 24 hours. Very important. Also, built in GPS, which becomes a problem for Garmin and others since your iPhone might someday replace those devices.
2:36 pm EST: Using wi-fi, the download time is 17 seconds for the same page. And 36 percent faster than Treo from Palm or the BlackBerry from RIM .
2:35 pm EST: 3G offers faster data downloads. EDGE Network versus 3G: wow. Exponentially faster. 21 second download time in 3G versus, well, versus... The EDGE network phone is still trying to catch up! Still waiting. And waiting. 59 seconds on EDGE. 2.8 times faster.
2:33 pm EST: It's beautiful. Thinner at the edges. Full plastic back. Solid metal buttons. Same 3.5 inch display, camera, flush headphone jack, dramatically improved audio.
2:32 pm EST: New iPhone will be 3G. We need to sell iPhones in more countries. We're in six countries so far, but believe me they're in use in many more countries. IPhone will be more affordable. This is the NEWS now!! Today, introducing iPhone 3G.
2:31 pm EST: 90 percent customer satisfaction. 98 percent are browsing. 94 percent are using email. 90 percent are text messaging. 80 percent are using at least 10 features. We've sold 6 million that first year.
2:30 pm EST: Shipped first iPhone on June 29, and will soon celebrate its first birthday. "This is the phone that changed phones forever."
2:28 pm EST: Mobileme comes with 20Gigs of online storage, with Apple offering a 60-day free trial. Mobileme replaces .mac. Current users of .mac will automatically be upgraded. Apple will charge $99 a year for the service. Jobs is back on stage.
2:27 pm EST: Schiller wrapping up his mobileme demo.
2:22 pm EST: So far, the most noticeable part of this "Steve Jobs" keynote, aside from the nifty apps (some more nifty than others) is the decidely small amount of stage-time for Jobs himself. Intriguing. And unusual.
2:21 pm EST: A web-based application that will certainly be compelling for both enterprise users and consumers, and what could be a big-time new competitor for Microsoft. Google has been focused on similar kinds of web-based apps, but these are pretty powerful. Look good and are very desktop-like (and that's a compliment!)
2:19 pm EST: Schiller now demo'ing the service.
2:18 pm EST: All accessible at "me.com." Web-based email but it feels like a desktop application.
2:16 pm EST: This is Apple's foray into Cloud computing. Email gets pushed to all my mobile devices, laptops, iPhone. Make changes on the fly to calendar and meeting changes or contacts, and ALL your devices are updated automatically by mobileme. Works not just with native Apple apps, but also Microsoft Outlook.
2:14 pm EST: Now something "entirely new" called "Mobile Me." Phil Schiller unveiling this brand new service. "Exchange" for the rest of us. Schiller talking about "ActiveStink, I mean, Active Sync." Laughter.