Apple 3G S hits US to small crowds

Apple’s latest iPhone, the 3G S, was released in the US on Friday, but to disappointing crowd numbers. Despite more channels being made available for sales of the handset to avoid a repeat of last year’s hectic first day sales of the iPhone 3G, sales have so far been far lower.

The new iPhone 3G S is the fastest, most powerful iPhone yet, packed with new features including improved speed and performance taking it up to twice as fast as iPhone 3G, with longer battery life, a high quality three megapixel autofocus camera, easy to use video recording and hands free voice control. iPhone 3G S includes the new iPhone OS 3.0, the mobile operating system with over 100 new features such as Cut, Copy and Paste, MMS, Spotlight Search, landscape keyboard and more.

iPhone 3G S customers get access to more than 50,000 applications from Apple’s revolutionary App Store, the largest application store in the world, where customers have already downloaded over one billion apps. iPhone 3G S offers twice the capacity for the same price with a 16GB model for just $199 and a new 32GB model for just $299, where available. And iPhone 3G is now available at the price of just $99 for the 8GB model in the US.

Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of WorldWide Product Marketing, stated: “iPhone 3G S is the fastest, most powerful iPhone yet and we think people will love the incredible new features including autofocus camera, video recording and the freedom of voice control. And with a breakthrough price of $99, we are thrilled to get iPhone 3G into the hands of even more users who want them.”