Those who waited for the 3G second edition of the iPhone will appreciate dramatically faster cellular data access and an impressive software update including a raft of third-party programs.

UPDATED: July 28 2008.

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When the original Apple iPhone arrived in June 2007, it was greeted by massive hype and long lines at Apple and O2 stores. But a lot of people who were interested in the iPhone held back, guided by a thoughtful and careful technological principle: "Never buy version 1.0".

With the release of Apple's iPhone 3G and its iPhone 2.0 software, the hype and the lines are back, but the era of iPhone 1.0 is officially over.

Those who waited for the second edition of the iPhone will appreciate dramatically faster cellular data access and an impressive software update including a raft of third-party programs. For original iPhone buyers, however, the iPhone 3G is only a must-have upgrade for those who will take full advantage of the fast 3G data network.

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