I watched the Apple Conference video, (talk about some over-the-top marketing hype), and steve jobs addressed all the initial issues with the iPhone 1.0, and then introduced the iPhone v2.0.
Apparently, it will ship with 3G, GPS, and MS Exchange support.
He also demo’d the Super Monkey Ball (via Sega) running on the iPhone.
and the last thing he said was that it will retail, worldwide for $299 U.S. no matter what. He reckons he is strong-arming all the vendors that this is the de-facto price.
Hope this is the case when it is released within a week.
And I would imagine that Nokia and Sony will have to half (if not quarter!) the price of their high end phone, or see a serious dip in their share prices.
All the info and demo’s are here: