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[Credit: The New York Times]
The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today have all weighed in on the iPhone 3G (have we mentioned it's coming out this Friday?) and the verdict is unanimously mixed. All three reviewers agree that the speed is faster but the price steeper than it appears at first glance, thanks to the AT&T annual plan. The reviews are below; Gizmodo created a handy cheat sheet for those who don't want to sit through all three. And the far-less-ambivalent Mac fans at the Unofficial Apple Weblog put together an argument for why we should all stay home this Friday.
·For iPhone, the ‘New’ Is Relative [New York Times]
·Newer, Faster, Cheaper iPhone 3G [Wall Street Journal]
·Apple's new iPhone 3G: Still not perfect, but really close [USA Today]
·Gizmodo's iPhone 3G Review Matrix [Gizmodo]
·Why you shouldn't buy the iPhone 3G on Friday [The Unofficial Apple Weblog]