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iPhone 3GS announced!

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iPhone 3GS announced!
As expected, at the WWDC 09 keynote, Apple announced a new iPhone - the iPhone 3G S. S in the name stands for SPEED. Obviously, rumors about faster processor were correct and the iPhone 3G S is faster in most aspects – for example, launching the messaging menu is 2 times faster, while opening an Excel attachment is 3.6x faster. iPhone 3G S comes with OpenGL|ES support for more advanced 3D games. It also supports HSDPA 7.2Mbps, so internet browsing will also be faster.

The Apple iPhone 3G S also comes with a better camera – 3-megapixel unit with auto-focus – tap on the object you want to focus (just as the HTC Touch Pro2). Macro mode is also available for shooting as close as 10centemeters. Low light image quality is also said to be improved. It also captures video in VGA resolution and at 30fps - the clips can be edited directly on the phone and easily shared with MMS (AT&T will not support it initially).

The iPhone 3G S looks identical to the standard 3G

The iPhone 3G S looks identical to the standard 3G

The new iPhone 3G S will look identical to the current 3G model, with a glossy plastic back.

It will also feature digital compass and come with an app for it. Other new feature is the Voice Control - hold the menu button and the voice control menu will appear. You can ask the phone what song is playing, ask it to play similar music or a specific track you like, or call somebody by name. iPhone 3G S also comes with a hardware encryption. It will also offer improved battery life (5 hours of 3G talk time, 9 hours of Wi-Fi internet) and will come in 23% smaller packaging, to be eco-friendly.

Apple iPhone 3G S will be available as soon as June 19th, 2009. It will cost $199 for the 16GB model and $299 for the 32GB model, both available in either black or white. The current iPhone 3G 8GB will remain available for $99.

Of course, it will run on the iPhone 3.0 OS, which also brings a lot of new features (to name a few, stereo Bluetooth, MMS, tethering, turn-by-turn navigation, push notifications, more intelligent accessories). You can check our preview of the 3.0 OS here and the new features announced today here.

Apple iPhone 3G S Specifications

source: Engadget

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. iammclovin804 (Posts: 27; Member since: 26 Feb 2009)

gettin it. hopefully at the day of launch.

posted on 12 Jun 2009, 19:52

94. thebigguy (unregistered)

Seriously....did you not read the Specs of the phone. IT IS GOING TO BE THE SAME AS THE ORIGINAL I-PHONE WITH, so what they added a little be more speed to it. In my opinion it is like putting a V-Tech engine in a '88 DX CIVIC. WOW. I would much rather wait for the phone that supports PICTURE MAIL!!!! But you can have fun camping out with all the other I-aholics for the same phone that ATT already carries.

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 14:21

2. Rager099 (Posts: 29; Member since: 06 Apr 2009)

apple does it again :-D

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 14:31

3. SwagR (Posts: 8; Member since: 08 Jun 2009)

They sure did...sell the same phone to the same people every year...Steve Jobs for president! :-S Guess i can scratch this of my list of wants...waiting my Omnia HD....

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 14:48

5. iammclovin804 (Posts: 27; Member since: 26 Feb 2009)

same phone? twice as fast, better camera, compass. how is it the same phone? ignorant.

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 15:31

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

I have to honestly say that I was pretty let down. I forgot to keep in mind that all these rumors we've been reading were just rumors. I expected video chat and an OLED Screen. I also wanted a new design. But $199 for significantly increased internet speed, 16gig of memory, increased ram speed, better camera capabilities like touch to focus, video capture (and editing right on the phone!! I think that's so cool), increased battery life, universal search that in my opinion is superior to that of the pre, etc. Plus I can get all those other features offered by 3.0 OS like copy, cut, paste, voice memo, and mms (even though these should have been offered years ago). But also new stuff like peer connectivity, turn-by-turn gps directions, youtube login, (hopefully commenting too), and the best part is all the new applications that will be developed with the new APIs. I've gotten over the lack of video chat and an OLED screen, but I'm still a little disappointed that the design is still the same. But I guess thats what other comapnies do. Like the similar-looking curves and the upcoming storm with touch sensitive buttons and the voyager will look only a litle different. But, anyways its not like the iphone 3G was really ugly anyways so....

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 15:51

14. SwagR (Posts: 8; Member since: 08 Jun 2009)

I completely agree....it seem like everyone else is either blind or just ignorant...

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 17:43

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

What Exactly did they do again ?

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 17:58

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

The Omnia HD is probably the only phone I'd choose over the iPhone, but considering I'll use Internet a lot more than calls and texts, the O2 deal for the iPhone is better value to me than the Omnia HD on Orange.

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 18:53

38. KINGOFKINGS (Posts: 2; Member since: 08 Jun 2009)

made the best phone on the market

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 20:10

44. phillipxenxciel (Posts: 14; Member since: 23 Jul 2008)

im getting a omnia hd~~alrdy pre order it, but u cant say they r selling the same phone, they got the point of ppl care about OS, software wide then a new looks, i was pretty amazed with the guide video, iphone was alrdy smooth and fast, they made it even faster, and they put exactry what ppl were asking for, thats a smart move~~i will still get my omnia hd though, my itouch can get 3.0 OS, it does the job

posted on 09 Jun 2009, 14:21

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

Yeah ! Right ! LOL

posted on 12 Jun 2009, 19:54

95. thebigguy (unregistered)

Why...I was just looking at the upcomming Sprint phones, their DASH looks like a better phone? But I guess we shall see. The Omnia does look pretty sweet though.

posted on 12 Jun 2009, 20:10

96. thebigguy (unregistered)

*Cough Cough* Plam PRE *Cough Cough*

posted on 12 Jun 2009, 20:29

97. thebigguy (unregistered)

OHHH A COMPAS!!!!!!! I think i Want it NOT!!!!!! The phone is the same. The camera still sucks, so does the phone. Even better, better camera BUT alas still no PIC MAIL OR FLASH!!!!!! LAMES

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 14:48

4. Jyakotu (Posts: 854; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)

16GB for $199 is a steal for some. And getting an 8GB iPhone 3G seems like a good deal for all.

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 14:59

6. driv14 (Posts: 24; Member since: 29 Dec 2008)

swagr your an idiot.. take the time to read the article and notice the substantial differences between the current iphone and the iphoneS.. its not the same device @ all.. all of the main reasons people have been saying the iphone is a bad device are being eliminated..

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 15:49

13. SwagR (Posts: 8; Member since: 08 Jun 2009)

If any other manufacturer put the a tiny bit of difference in the same shell for 3 years y'all would be upset...but because its apple its the best thing...thats just stupid...u add 1MPX to the cam, a few more mhz to the processor, a few more GBs, a compass and a S to the name and put this in the same shell, same screen, same battery etc and call it a new phone??? does that make sense?? Let nokia add all that to a N95 and i bet y'all wud be throwing more flames than the new transformers movie....The iphone has a lovely UI but thats where it ends...say capacative screen...every manufacturer is doing that...multi touch..getting common also...i hope it can multi task finally....the hardware is still weak..just admit that...get off steve jobs nuts...

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 15:02

7. metalpoet (unregistered)

next stop apple comes to verizon! hopefully!

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 18:17

32. matistight (Posts: 566; Member since: 13 May 2009)

APPLE WILL NEVER GO TO VERIZON! WHAT DO YOU THINK THE IPHONE IS? A RAZR?!?! IF YOU DIE, COME BACK, DIE AGAIN, AND COME BACK AGAIN...THEY MIGHT HAVE IT... BUT KEEP WISHING FOR A VERIZON IPHONE! plus you have the blackberry storm, arent you satisfied with the worst invention since the slide on case for the iphone?(scratches it up more than you would to begin with)

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 20:48

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

the storm rocks! there is not one bad thing i can say about the storm!!

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 22:13

52. theman414 (Posts: 132; Member since: 08 Jun 2009)

If the storm is so great then why are they chaning the keyboad design!

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 22:37

54. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

It would be STUPID for Apple to keep total and utter exclusivity with AT&T forever! Every other cell phone manufacturer out there releases phones on different networks. The iphone is just exclusive with AT&T for a certain amount of contractual years. Yes, this EXACT iphone may never come to VZW, but mark my words bro, an Apple phone of some sort will be, and my bet is by the end of next year. If not next year, then for sure by the end of 2011. I guarantee that! and P.S. is your username referring to the circumference of you A-hole?

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 22:48

56. theman414 (Posts: 132; Member since: 08 Jun 2009)

It's obvious you work for Verizon. Can we get some neutral ppl on here who actually know what they are talking about except for a bunch of Verizon lobbyist talking a bunch of dumb stuff??? I had you since '98. Your customer service is great, but the pricing and phones are horrible. I know many ppl who switched to get the iphone and are very happy they did. It's a great phone. Hopefully Verizon will get it soon, but 2011... come on.. we won't be talking about the iphone in 2011. There will be something else out.

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 23:22

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

Yeah that's right, theman414. We should live in the now. I didn't want to stay in Verizon because they were probably going to the iphone soon in Verizon. I hesitated when buying the iphone 3G because I heard rumors about the blackberry thunder (now storm) and I felt like I might regret switching to AT&T in the future. But then I was like forget it, if the blackberry is better, there will be a new version of both phones in the future anyways. And now I'm pretty happy with my decision to get the iphone.

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 23:26

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

Thats the second time you complain about verizon's price plans...Maybe you should get a better job !

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 23:53

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

its ok cause the iphone will always have the same customers to purchase their phone.. the whole point is to get new customers to buy your phone not the same people...

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 23:54

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

i agree especially after the software upgrade that came out

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 23:54

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

not changing it just added a new feature to it

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 23:57

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

ok i dont know about ya but verizon and at&t have the same pp same pricing

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