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iPhone 3GS announced!

0. phoneArena 08 Jun 2009, 14:02 posted on

As expected, at the WWDC 09 keynote, Apple announced a new iPhone device – the iPhone 3G S...

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posted on 08 Jun 2009, 17:14

22. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

A million blackberries later and Im still not a fan

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 17:27

24. bng (Posts: 107; Member since: 12 Feb 2009)

so what do you want a cookie E.N.

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 18:10

31. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

i heart the bb storm. sooooo much better than the iphone will ever be.. :-)....you can go have your gray, gay and sucky apple theme!!! 8==D~~~~~~~~

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 18:29

36. matistight (Posts: 440; Member since: 13 May 2009)

hes vzw thats why he doesnt likke the iphone

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 18:31

37. matistight (Posts: 440; Member since: 13 May 2009)

btw its called jailbreak and oh yeah its FREE download multiple themes over WIFI and look at that an accelerometer that WORKS vzw fanman go do your research on an iPhone!

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 19:25

41. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

yeah its funny how he's complaining about the iphone 3GS (I hate that name) being the same as the iphone 3G, but we know that the blackberry storm is going to be almost the same as the storm 2. But it will have wi-fi and ooh ooh, heat sensitive buttons.

posted on 09 Jun 2009, 00:12

64. kingofphones123 (Posts: 7; Member since: 08 Jun 2009)

yeah bb prob one of the best devices ever made

posted on 09 Jun 2009, 21:29

77. deschats (Posts: 193; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)

no offense, but blackberry really sucks. its design isnt high end anymore, their candy bar phones are out of style. plus, their storm isnt anything special. neither is that piece of junk flip phone. who in the world wants to type with 2 letter t9-ish keys!?

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 17:16

23. ddripp (Posts: 63; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

HI HATERS... thanks to APPLE. that is so TRUE, millions and millions blackberries... STILL NOT a FAN. IPHONE FTW!!!!!

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 17:42

26. HatedaIphone (Posts: 42; Member since: 08 Jun 2009)

Finally ! Crap phone lovers can Finally MMS! AHhh Who Gives a damn ! Screw The Crap phone !

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 17:52

28. drewsky (Posts: 147; Member since: 04 Jan 2009)

So what about the cheaper data plans for The new Iphone? I haven't seen or heard anything about that, did I miss that? If ATT lowers the plans I will seriously consider getting one. That's mostly the reason why I dont have an Iphone, I hate the expensive plan.

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 17:59

30. artz1986 (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)

I have a question...why were ppl expecting a design change when the phone was already 'newly' designed in 08', why mess with something that's worked so well [design wise]? The only thing that might have been considered would have been a slide out keyboard, but then that would go against the whole purpose of the iPhone, simplicity [keep in mind everyone has a different idea of simplicity but I digress]. Movable parts wear out faster than stationary parts and then there's always the risk of the slide mechanism breaking, so with that said, I think Apple saw fit to keep the design the way it is, because, other than a couple desired add-ons, the design is essentially perfect..sry to say.

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 19:10

39. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

I wasn't expecting major changes like a physical keyboard. I just expected it to look a little different.

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 18:25

34. matistight (Posts: 440; Member since: 13 May 2009)

i will say this that the pre has come a lon---HAHAHAHA THE PRE IS C R A P TO THE IPHONE IT TOOK THEM LIKE 7 YEARS TO UPGRADE THEIR UI ON THE PALM OS!! iphone has a realy clean os thats why people like it and its easy to use

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 19:27

42. HatedaIphone (Posts: 42; Member since: 08 Jun 2009)

And how long did it take apple to even create a phone ?? lol

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 20:49

47. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

Not 7 years

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 22:15

53. phoneguy (Posts: 192; Member since: 08 Jan 2009)

well you are cool... Its not an upgrade to palm os....... It is new

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 18:28

35. matistight (Posts: 440; Member since: 13 May 2009)

you think that the pre is so cool why did the have like 50 palms look exactly the same huh?

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 19:40

43. HatedaIphone (Posts: 42; Member since: 08 Jun 2009)

3 Iphones, They sure look the same to me. 47 to go. lol

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 20:23

45. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)

-I gotta admit the new Iphone will be pretty sweet, and getting the 8GB model for $99 will be a steal..."BUT"...unless AT&T comes up with a cheaper "Everything" plan for PDA....it's still pointless...The $$ you save on the phone you pay it over a few months.. Looking at all the angles.. balance of Technology/Design/Cost/Service/Inovation....The Pre easily comes up on top

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 20:57

48. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

Palm Pre Technology=great Design=eh Cost=good Service=Sprint..... Innovation=not so much

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 21:10

49. JDubreno005 (Posts: 25; Member since: 07 Jan 2009)

AT&T will not support MMS at launch!!! Hahahaha really!!! I mean common its the only DAMN phone that people are on your network for... Oh wait the "hype phone" gets them in the store then the rep's sell them a BOLD! Soo damn funny how the apple zombie army is just sooo ready to shell out a phone that takes up 30x the usage of a blackberry.. and that's a ATT blackberry. Let's just wait for LTE and see the BAD ass phones that Nokia and Verizon have coming out! (morph concept anyone....) Kick rocks iphone zombies!!

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 21:42

50. artz1986 (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)

uh..so I guess you didn't read the other article pertaining to why ATt isn't supporting MMS at launch....

posted on 09 Jun 2009, 07:48

66. Andrewtst (Posts: 631; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

Apple don’t know how mobile phone market running! You can be 1st and 2nd time similar product. Come on this is 3rd time and it still look similar. (Actually I already knew they not going to change much, as most already leak before they announcing, failure!) People easy get bored. Apple is not improving! They just add in what a normal mobile phone shall have that is missing previously. What a failure! Apple sure get bad sales this time! Even design also similar! Oh my God! (99.9% Same!) What is new added in iPhone 3Gs: * 2x times faster (as it mention in paper…. Not sure the actual speed – Who knows they just only from previous downgrade speed back to actual) * 3Mega Pixel auto focus, macro, touch focus camera * Up to 32GB version * Video recording * MMS (Available via updates) * Voice control * Compass * Cut, Copy & Paste (Available via updates) * Landscape QWERTY virtual keyboard (Available via updates) * Spotlight search (Available via updates) * Enhanced Stock Apps (Available via updates) * Voice Memo (Available via updates) * Improved Calendar (Available via updates) * Above is some sort like a software updates can do! Nothing special at all! If I own iPhone I am not going to change for this. A real failure! * Some more Apple still provide free updates for old iPhone user! Means above most features will be available once you updates your firmware to version 3.0 That all! Same design with still only Black and White two color choice! No HD support! Same interface! 3MegaPixel is a bit too outdate camera without any Flash add on! At least made it 5MegaPixel. No AMOLED screen! Same Resolution! and what a crap!!! Still No Video Calling!!!

posted on 10 Jun 2009, 11:05

85. paulb09 (Posts: 3; Member since: 08 Jun 2009)

You're right... there isn't any real incentive for anyone to rush out and buy this when they already have an iPhone. But I doubt they'll get bad sales... 3G sales have been rising, and many new customers will buy the 3GS. Plus with a price reduction in the 3G, they're bound to sell more iPhones in total, especially considering there are plenty of useful features in the 3.0 software (including a considerable speed increase), rather than just in the 3GS. And to a lot of people, a decent interface that works well with a touch screen is more important than raw phone hardware... then add on an application database that blows everything else out of the water and people will buy it. The iPhone must sell for some reason, even if you don't like it, the same way I dislike much current day pop music, but it's still the stuff getting sold the most.

posted on 10 Jun 2009, 13:05

86. Andrewtst (Posts: 631; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

I mean bad sells of 3Gs (this not include current promotion of 3G, I believe the 3G may even sales better than 3Gs) I love iPhone, I love the touch feeling, I just wish Apple can came out something more stunning, not a minor updates like now. It is the most disappointing product announced by Apple.

posted on 10 Jun 2009, 18:06

88. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

I agree. I'm not sure Im willing to renew my two year contract for a phone that looks identical to mine. A lot of other people will buy. If not the 3G S (I still hate that name a lot), then the cheaper 3G. All these features are not big if you already have an iPhone 3G, but to old iPhone users and other people who don't have the phone, they will buy an upgraded iPhone 3G with twice the memory. That's not really a bad deal.

posted on 11 Jun 2009, 16:21

91. paulb09 (Posts: 3; Member since: 08 Jun 2009)

Possibly, but I see maybe 75% of people that don't already have one getting the 3GS. But you're right, it's not even as big an update as I was expecting. They advertise so much speed increase, but as far as I saw on their stats for speed, the 3.0 software update will increase performance much more over the current software for the 3G than a 3G on 3.0 to a 3GS on 3.0. And the camera isn't by any means a major upgrade... okay so the focus might make it better, and the picture quality could be better, but it doesn't look like it's going to be ground breaking and the video is pretty simple at that resolution too. Then again, I don't know many people who really crave quality photos and video on their phone, but even I'm disappointed when phones have such poor quality at a fairly low mega-pixel number that you need to half the size of the photo for it to look good even for general use. As for the other features, they're useful, but not anything to die for. I think you're right... the price difference potentially isn't worth it. I'm insane enough that I'll probably get a 3GS anyway though.

posted on 11 Jun 2009, 19:37

92. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

I was planning on getting the 3GS too, but then I read that iphone 3G owners will have to pay $399 instead of $199 for the 3G S. I was pretty angry when I read this considering how the 1st gen iphone owners only had to pay $199 for the 3G like everyone else. So I was like forget that, I never really wanted it that much anyways. I read that we can upgrade for $199 after 18 months of having the iphone 3G (or the 1st gen iphone depending on if you bought it only a few months before the 3G release). But what's the point of upgrading after 18 (that will be in December 2009 if you bought the 3G in July 2008) when the newer iphone will probably be only 6 months away? I could probably sell my 3G for$350- $400 on ebay and only have to pay a little for the new iphone, but I still don't know if I'm willing to renew my contract. If it looked just a little different I would have been more willing. But I don't want it to feel like I have the same phone. I'll see if I'm satisfied with the 3.0 upgrade first.

posted on 14 Jun 2009, 20:34

100. kingofphones123 (Posts: 7; Member since: 08 Jun 2009)

im pretty sure they will have the same customers that have a regular iphone to buy the ne iphone not any new customers

posted on 09 Jun 2009, 10:43

67. rwolf1984 (Posts: 530; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)

the iPhone has made a few improvements with the SDK and the 3GS: voice command, turn by turn nav (Tom-Tom GPS App), camera 3.0MP with video, copy and paste, horizontal keypad, new hardware, MMS etc. . .but what about the safari browser? The safari browser for the iphone is just a tad better than mobile internet explorer and opera. . .SKYFIRE on WinMo blows it away. the iPhone is an internet, multi-media, "smartphone". . .with the new processing power 600Mhz to 1.2Ghz why dont we get a fuller browser for this phone. I do not think I can switch to the iPhone until this happens. . .I surf the web more than I play MP3s, buy crap from iTunes, or watch youtube videos. . .maybe the iPhone just isnt for me. . .When will Apple do me so good I'll forget all about those WinMo/Blackberry devices???

posted on 09 Jun 2009, 10:50

68. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)

You all do realize this faster phone is still running on ATT's capacity plagued network

posted on 09 Jun 2009, 14:23

72. HatedaIphone (Posts: 42; Member since: 08 Jun 2009)

LOL. Iphone lovers seems to ignore that...lol

posted on 10 Jun 2009, 18:17

89. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

The phone's pretty fast actually. I'm really satisfied with the speed. Plus there's so many wifi areas around. I mean I get AT&T/iphone sponsored wifi at McDonalds, Starbucks, Subway, even at the mall. Plus wifi at college and public libraries. The speed is great and I'm covered with wifi almost everywhere I go. OS 3.0 is even suppose to increase that speed which is even better. I'm happy with it and regardless of what you guys say, that's all that really matters.

posted on 13 Jun 2009, 18:37

99. kingofphones123 (Posts: 7; Member since: 08 Jun 2009)

whats the point in wifi if you can run onthe best 3g network and dont have to worry about the crappy network

posted on 09 Jun 2009, 12:10

69. rwolf1984 (Posts: 530; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)

Captacity plagued???? Where? How? ATT is upgrading its 3G to 7.2 HSDPA. . .very, very fast compared to ur Pre sans alarm clock. . .

posted on 09 Jun 2009, 13:47

70. russi (Posts: 11; Member since: 08 Jun 2009)

Wow you all prove that apple users are so freaking smug its not even funny and your wooed by a touchscreen like a five year old is by a fake set of keys. Wake up and buy a real phone and stop sacrificing good service and a good carrier just so you can have a stupid touchscreen phone.

posted on 09 Jun 2009, 18:08

74. flipsijay (unregistered)

i prefer nokia 5800 or nokia n97 if you could afford it.

posted on 10 Jun 2009, 08:11

84. MTLance (unregistered)

Man, iPhone looks kinda OK, but it looks like the same thing but improved stuffs. And not to mention it is the third version too. Anyway I hope BlackBerry Storm 2 will make a hit or Windows Mobile 6.5. iPhone? and Pre? Uh I have a proper think about it first.

posted on 12 Jun 2009, 14:48

93. Jocotech (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Jun 2009)

Iphone, a great subject to talk about... You guys can say anything but i go for both sides, i been changing phones every 3 or 4 months since i was 18 or 19, i been through every brand you name it, Siemens, Nokia, SE, Palm, Motorola, HTC, LG, i even remember mi small Panasonic 55. Symbian, Windows Mobile, Java, Safari, anything. I was running a cellphone store with my best friend because it was the thing i enjoyed to do, every release it was like a new baby for us, we will play with it and talk about it for hours and then sell it... I remember the first walkman phones that hold 512 mb or 1g. Mi nokia 3300 hold 512 mb, and i still have it, my startac, just naming a few. And now what? Last year i had my Omnia with 16g built in and a 16g sd card on it. (One of the best phones ever made, and the best Windows Mobile Yet, (In my opinion) That's me, Erick Rosas 23 years old live in the US waiting for the good stuff to come, with a E71 on my hands with a front camera for video calls which i can't use because we don't have the technology to do so... (Stupid) Man, iphone... new era, it changed the way we look at phones, thats true, even though i dont agree with all the iphone fans or freaks however you guys call it... I was impressed when it was on my hands, playing with it was a pleasure, the super sensitive screen, it was something different, but nothing new though. I mean my htc phone was far beyond the iphone capabilities, mms, 3.2 megapixel, 8 gigs capable, record video, bluetooth stereo, document viewer, web browser, and gps software built in, also cut & paste, everything you name it. So far every brand go beyond the iphone in phone capabilities, and they do it better, mms? we had it what 5 years ago? cut and paste, probably 4? 3.2 camera? my C905 has 8 (I know its a cybershot but still... GPS built in? i think it was 2 years ago, video recording?? i dont remember but its been a while lol. Anyways we can't talk bad or good about the iphone for life and sorry guys I'm a SE fan, then Nokia, but apple is been doing a great job, they gone beyond the brands we seen growing great for the past years, this race is not what phone has more features, is who's making more money.... Guess who's the winner, the apps are awesome, the games are unbelievable, and they're really useful, its just crazy ridiculous what's out there, and even though we still miss features on the iphone 3gs, dont worry they'll came on the right time, apple has to save something for the next iphone 3gsbs(bluetooth stereo), or 3gsvc(Video Call), what ever... It's just amazing how apple plays with advertising in my country, and the sad part is that i know friends that spend all his paycheck on a stupid upgrade or having the 32g iphone when they only use 8 gigs the most. It's like everybody must have one... go ahead guys throw your check on the new iphone 3gs and make apple richer by day, i know their sales are going to be great by the end of this month, but that's only because ignorant people fall for been cool. I can keep going all day writing about it but thats it, i gotta pick up my new omnia hd and play with a real phone, feel free to throw your opinion at erickrosasrojas... gmail ...com Peace out and good luck making line outside apple stores or att stores because lines are going to be long...

posted on 17 Jun 2009, 04:26

101. sonisoe (Posts: 411; Member since: 06 May 2009)

feature-wise apple is behind than any other med or even high-end phones, but apple redefined the meaning of user-interface that makes us feel its very easy and smooth to use an iphone... to some people that's enough to switch over , and the always-super marketing/branding activities push the on-fencer over to iphone as well....

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