Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Apple Iphone 3GS

Apples new iphone 3GS has just been introduced with a release date set for the 19th of june. The debate has already begun on the strength of the updates provided. Indeed there are good additions like video recording, voice control, and copy and paste functionality, and along with the new iphone OS 3.0 there are certainly new features to play around with. interestingly the "S" stands for speed, Apple are happy to tell us it's much faster than the previous iphone 3G, with data speeds up to 7.2Mbps HSDPA, the unit now comes with a 3 megapixel camera , and it finally supports 30fps VGA video recording. For a brief comparison, see Iphone 3G vs Iphone 3GS


  • 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
  • 480-by-320-pixel resolution at 163 ppi
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Cellular and wireless

  • UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR


  • Assisted GPS
  • Digital compass2
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cellular

Power and battery

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
  • Talk time:
    Up to 12 hours on 2G
    Up to 5 hours on 3G
  • Standby time: Up to 300 hours
  • Internet use:
    Up to 5 hours on 3G
    Up to 9 hours on Wi-Fi
  • Video playback: Up to 10 hours
  • Audio playback: Up to 30 hours

Audio playback

  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats supported: AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit

Camera, photos, and video

  • 3 megapixels
  • Autofocus
  • Tap to focus
  • Video recording, VGA up to 30 fps with audio
  • Photo and video geotagging
  • iPhone and third-party application integration


  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor


  • Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic
  • Volume control
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Impedance: 32 ohms

In the box

  • iPhone 3G S
  • Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic
  • Dock Connector to USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
  • Documentation
  • SIM eject tool
Iphone 3G vs Iphone 3GS

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