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WWDC 2008: 3G iPhone launch

Today, at the keynote speech of the 2008 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Steve Jobs, the Skivvy King, announced a 3G-capable second generation iPhone and put his patented "iReality iDistortion .Field" into action.

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Today, at the keynote speech of the 2008 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Steve Jobs, the Skivvy King, announced a 3G-capable second generation iPhone and put his patented "iReality Distortion .Field" into action.

Shadow play
It's not often you'll that you'll find Steve Jobs willing to stand in the shadows but, today, he let new iPhone take centre stage &mdash well, for a few minutes at least while a video showed off the second-gen iPhone's key features.

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Sign posting the future
On fear of death Apple's design team worked around the clock to prepare the mock signpost pointing us towards the future ...

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The need for speed
Jobs ran speeds tests for the WWDC crowd and claimed that the new 3G iPhone could receive data 3.6 times faster than the old model. Let's break out the bubbly, we can now access the Apple website 3.6 times faster than before. Yay!

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Location services
With location services having been a success in the iPhone's competitors, the Cupertino giant have crammed a GPS receiver into the second-gen iPhone in an effort to keep up with the Joneses. At the very least, the iPhone's new found navigation abilities will guide Steve's thugs over to the competition's HQs so they can mete out a good schlacking.

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iPhone Hero
No, it's not a Guitar Hero port for the iPhone, although we'd not be

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Monkey Madness
Showing off the iPhone's accelerometer and 3D graphics capabilities is the awesome looking

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Cloud surfing
One of Apple's significant new announcements is the MobileMe online service. For a hefty US$99 annual subscription fee users can sync their iPhone and Apple desktop or notebook to a single online profile and have their data &mdash email, contacts, pictures, etc &mdash pushed to all connected devices.

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Stalkers rejoice!
Erin Easter has become the new 'Where's Wally'! Google Maps plus the onboard GPS make her identity and current location the latest game for GPS nerds and stalkers alike. (Just kidding, we definitely don't condone stalking of any kind, unless it's of Carmen Sandiego &mdash she's evil.)

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Gentlemen, start your spending Ebay joined in this morning's festivities showcasing an iPhone app for tracking Ebay auctions. Now you can snipe winning bids while travelling first class on CityRail.

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He's got the whole world in his hands
Steve Jobs feeling giddy &mdash not to mention, looking like a plainly dressed Willy Wonka &mdash while annoucing that the iPhone will be available in 22 countries, including Australia, on July 11. By the end of the year, the next-gen iPhone will be on sale in 70 countries around the world.

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Happy birthday Mr. President. Happy birthday to you.
Steve Jobs leads the audience in a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday to celebrate the iPhone's first year; presenting the phone with the least appetising cake we have ever, ever seen.

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Jedi mind trick
Jobs in full swing with his now famous 'Reality Distortion Field': "Look into my eyes, this new iPhone

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Baseball scores = who cares
This photo showcasing a baseball scores application would have been towards the top of this gallery had we assembled it in chronological order, but seeing as it has been ordered corresponding to our 'care-factor' this app comes in at lucky last. If they had shown off a cricket scoring app, on the other hand, then we'd be talking ...

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