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Apple 3G Interview: The Real Power Is Combining Hardware, Software And Services

Following Steve Jobs’ 3G iPhone unveiling today, I was able to sit down with Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) execs Bob Borchers, senior director of iPhone product development, and Chris Saito, senior director of Internet services. Some excerpts from our conversation:

To clarify, what’s launching on July 11? Borchers: The iPhone 3G will be available in 22 countries, and the iPhone 2.0 software will be available at the same time, which will extend the exchange/enterprise features and the App store to the current iPhone customers, including the iPod Touch customers, and of course as well as the 3G customers. MobileMe will also be available in July, but the push notification will be available in September. At that time, developers will roll out push notification, so it