3G iPhone in South African soon

Update – Vodacom has pushed back the release of the iPhone to late August because of huge international demand which resulted in low iPhone 3G stock levels.
So many people, expected Steve Jobs to come on the stage and make the new 3G iPhone official so that the media could crown it once again as king of cellphones. It happened!
Though the most interesting /expected feature was 3G the new iPhone has thinner edges, a full plastic back, a flush headphone jack and the iPhone 2.0 firmware. Also the 3G connection should be 2x faster than the old iPhones and will definitely trounce the competition, with pageloads 36% faster than the N95 and Treo 750.
But have I told you the price? The 8GB should sell for $199 while the 16GB version should be $299. Isn‘t it great?The 3G iPhone is expected on the market on July 11th in 22 countries around the world while the rest, up to 70 demanding nations, will get in a month or so.
One last thing that really impressed me with Apple‘s strategy is the fact that those customers who purchased a 2.5G iPhone on or after May 27 and want to swap it out for a new (3G) iPhone will be able to do so without incurring an additional handset charge.
Vodacom is to announce in July when they plan to release iPhone 2 in SA.