iPhone 3GS is confirmed - Launches June 18th in US

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  1. Risco

    Risco Master Guru

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    Well it has been confirmed, but to be honest I am totally underwhelmed by the specifications. OS 3.0 looks to give much more to current users imo.

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    Specs:

    7.2Mbps HSDPA
    3MP Camera - No freaking flash!
    Video Recording up to 30fps- Jailbreak anyone?
    Built-in compass
    Nike + Support
    New battery that offers 5 hours of 3G talk time and 9 hours of WiFi internet use
    New voice control interface that lets you do everything from make calls to control iTunes
    Fingerprint resistive coating
    16gb and 32gb versions


    New contract pricing as follows:

    $199 - 16gb
    $299 - 32gb

    Upgrades / mid term contract:

    $299 - 3G
    $399 - 3GS 16gb
    $499 - 3GS 32gb

    http://www.engadget.com/2009/06/08/iphone-3gs-announced/

    First advert here:

    http://www.engadget.com/2009/06/08/video-iphone-3g-s-looks-the-same-but-its-not-really/

    EDIT>

    Got some information for UK users:

    O2 are confirmed as the sole contractors for the new iPhone. They will support tethering and MMS from 19th June, for a premium.

    Tethering Bolt On - £14.98 for 3gb and £29.36 for 10GB - Jailbreak anyone?
    Upgrades - Up to £184.98 for 16gb and £274.23 for 32gb depending on contract.
    Tariff prices are much cheaper - £29.38 and £34.26 on 18 months, so no 2 year deals.
     
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  2. Mannerheim

    Mannerheim Ancient Guru

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    Waste of money... I like cheap phones with nothing bull**** in em and cheap to loss or break.
     
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    hallryu Don Altobello

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    I don't! I don't loose my phones or break them and I like all my music, together with great internet access and cool apps all in one place!:nerd:
     
  4. Mannerheim

    Mannerheim Ancient Guru

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    For that i woud get mini laptop xD
     

  5. hallryu

    hallryu Don Altobello

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    Can't put a mini laptop in your pocket! I suppose you like iphones or you don't! I love mine! Just wish it wasn't another 6 months before I can upgrade!
     
  6. Risco

    Risco Master Guru

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    Updated main post for UK users and O2.
     
  7. Mannerheim

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    Nothing wrong with Iphone but price, i think its not worth it when u can have mini laptop cheaper and use it 10000x more easyer and play real games also..
    Little backpack and it moving like a charm. Or big pocket x)
     
  8. scoutingwraith

    scoutingwraith Ancient Guru

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    I really do not know why a lot of people like the iPhone that much. Of course by no means i am saying it is a bad phone but i just cant bring myself to actually use one on daily basis. Plus my S.o.n.y.E.r.i.c.s.s.o.n does the same features (just no apps) as the iPhone does.
     
  9. Skyline1010

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    Thing looks sweet...now let's just get it off that AT&T-only contract...
     
  10. salanos

    salanos Maha Guru

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    '3GS'? Lol.

    Seems underwhelming specced. STILL.

    Anyhow the fingerprint resistive coating is long overdue.
     

  11. JeyNyce

    JeyNyce Ancient Guru

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    I don't have an iPhone, but from what I seen, it's a personal portable multimedia device. You can listen to music, watch movies, go online, and make phone calls. I think that most people like them so much. From what I heard is that it does everything great EXCEPT making phone calls. Ironic isn't it?
     
  12. JxL

    JxL Ancient Guru

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    Well, my girlfriends phone has been working quite well considering the amount of calls I get every day. I have never heard any of my friends having problems making a call either.

    Personally been waiting for the new version, but now not so sure it is worth the money. It is quite tempting to simply buy the 3G version for £99 and get 3.0 with all new features. "2x faster" might be relevant for PC's, but for a mobile phone (which I never ever thought of working slow in the first place) it does not seem to be as important.

    the 7.2mbps - is this for UK/o2 network too, or just parts of US?
     
  13. barwell1992

    barwell1992 Ancient Guru

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    looks the same (boaring)
     
  14. JxL

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    Well, not every phone looks completely different each year, look at Sony ********, they all look-alike for many years now, with minor changes to the keyboard.

    Its the stuff that is inside is thats important, and in this case (unless 7.2mbps will be available in UK), 3GS does not live up to the hype (OLED screen especially).
     
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    I would love to get an iPhone 3G S ... that is if there was a legit way to unlock it after I get one so I can travel with it.

    I know you can get them in Hong Kong without the locking since all phones in HKG are unlocked upon selling time but it's quite the expensive.

    deltatux
     

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    don't get me wrong, Iphones are great, but i think its funny in that add, they promote the fact it can now record video ... a 2003 ***** could have done that lol
     
  17. JxL

    JxL Ancient Guru

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    yes, very true.

    also the 3G could ALWAYS record video, Apple simply didn't bring out the software to do so. People who have jailbroken their 3G's can record decent quality videos with an application
     
  18. Pete1989

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    i wont be rushing out to upgrade my 3G, but i can wait for 3.0 - looks brilliant.
     
  19. sirrith

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    Ok so its bascially the same as the 3g, isnt it?

    lol.
     
  20. vbetts

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    I know. I can't use it where I work because it's on AT&T.
     

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