When Apple announce it, the main word describing it was Speed, maybe this is the reason for 3GS name. The new iPhone is equipped with a 600Mhz ARM Cortex A8 processor and have 256Mb RAM internal memory. Along with speed, the smartphone comes with the latest 3.0 iPhone OS and his 100 new features.
The display is the same from the previous model, 3G. It has 3.5-inch widescreen Multi-Touch display with 480-by-320-pixel resolution at 163 ppi and it is very resistant(check youtube if you don’t believe).
The new phone comes with an improved 3 megapixel camera with autofocus and video recording @30 fps. Whenever you want to use the camera, you tap with your finger to do desired operations: tap where you want to focus or for taking the picture, double-tap for zoom in/out. When you rotate the phone, you will be able to take pictures in landscape or shoot videos in portrait/widescreen(if you use video recording). Videos can easily be edited with your finger of course, dragging the start and the end of the recording.
3GS comes with GPS and built in-compass so now it is almost impossible to loose your orientation. You will use Google Maps every time you need to go to a new location, find out traffic info or discover you current location. Along with the maps, in Google application you will discover a digital Compass which will help you to see the exact GPS coordinates along with the option to toggle between true North and magnetic North.
With the new Voice Control you are able to make calls, choose songs and so on. You just have to hold the Home button and than iPhone recognize your language and choose what to do next. How could be easier than this?
The 3.0 version of iPhone O.S brings another cool feature. The intelligent keyboard is now available also when you rotate the phone and switches to a larger one in landscape mode. You can write SMS, MMS with your own finger with characters from your own language and if wanted with word prediction.
Safari, one of the fastest mobile browser is the one that iPhone 3GS uses. You will get the best Internet experience as long as you can zoom in/out, bookmark and view in landscape all your favorite pages. If you want to use e-mail, there is no problem, iPhone works with popular MobileMe, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, Hotmail, Aol without no problem. You can even download the attachments that contain pdf, doc, ppt, xls, jpg extensions.
Ipod feature could not let us down even here. The 3.5-inch Multi-Touch display is perfect to display your videos and scroll through your favorite songs as you were used to in Apple devices.
Another cool feature is the cut, copy and paste one. With a simple tap you can select and paste words, images, videos from the web or just from your phone. If you make any mistake, just shake the phone and the action will undo.
Connectivity steps in with following options: GPRS, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 and USB 2.0. The battery is an built-in rechargeable lithium-ion one that can last over 12 hours in talk time, 300 hours in stand by mode, 9 hours on Internet use and from 10 to 30 hours when using video or audio playback.
The phone was released this June in USA and will be released in July for the rest of the world having 2 colors (black or white) and 2 versions. The estimated price for the 16GB model is 199$ and for the 32GB one-299$ on AT&T contract.
Thank you Apple!