iPhone in KarachiBy Sharafat • Jun 25th, 2009 • Category: Technology • 7 Comments
In the technology world, in these recession times, few product launches are greeted with as much enthusiasm as the iPhone has evoked in Pakistan. The mobile phone mania is already there and people from all walks of life are just going crazy about them and now this iPhone has broken all the records, especially the new one.
Apple’s iconic device is rocking Pakistan. Elsewhere in the world and more particularly in the United States, the iPhone has evoked a frenzied response. Apple iPhone was launched on June 29 last year and is available through AT&T exclusively in the US. Apple has sold millions of iPhones already and has targeted 10 million sales by the end of this year.
If the global worship is any indication, the iPhone will be received with equal passion in Pakistan as well, rather it already has been. The Apple iPhone 3G will make its debut in Pakistan very soon, according to the sources.
The iPhone 3G was released by Apple CEO Steve Jobs at the Apple World-Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June. The iPhone has gained massive popularity because of its ability to allow users to play music, use the cell phone and also enable web browsing from a single device.
Some of the novel features in the new version include fast 3G wireless technology, GPS mapping, support for enterprise features like Microsoft Exchange, and the new App Store. Users will be able to download innovative applications using the App Store, while the 3G feature allows then to download email over fast 3G cellular networks.
Support for Microsoft Exchange Server will bring push e-mail, contacts and calendar, remote wipe, global contacts access, and auto-discovery to the iPhone. One factor that may go against the iPhone is its pricing. Analysts are predicting a price rage of Rs 25,000 to Rs 35, 000. These sort of prices are out of reach for common people in Pakistan.