|Apple iPhone 3GS|
Mark Peters : June 8th 2009 - 23:40 CET
Apple iPhone 3G S : Apple introduced the new iPhone 3G S, the fastest, most powerful Apple iPhone yet, packed with incredible new features including improved speed and performance - up to twice as fast as iPhone 3G - with longer battery life, a high-quality 3 megapixel autofocus camera, easy to use video recording and hands free voice control. The Apple 3G S includes the new iPhone OS 3.0, the most advanced mobile operating system with over 100 new features such as Cut, Copy and Paste, MMS, Spotlight Search, landscape keyboard and more. Apple iPhone 3G S customers get access to more than 50,000 applications from Apple’s App Store.|
Apple iPhone 3GS
The new Apple iPhone 3G S cell phone offers twice the capacity for the same price with a 16GB model for just $199 and a new 32GB model for just $299. And beginning today, iPhone 3G is available at the breakthrough price of just $99 for the 8GB model - a huge milestone for the high end smartphone market. “The Apple iPhone 3G S handset is the fastest, most powerful Apple iPhone yet and we think people will love the incredible new features including autofocus camera, video recording and the freedom of voice control,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of WorldWide Product Marketing. “And with a breakthrough price of $99, we are thrilled to get iPhone 3G into the hands of even more users who want them.”
New digital camera with autofocus function
The Apple iPhone 3G S features a new 3 megapixel autofocus camera that takes amazing pictures and video, making it easier than ever to capture, edit and share those moments instantly with family and friends. The new autofocus camera adjusts focus, exposure, color and contrast for the best possible image and includes an automatic macro focus for extra close up shots. With the new “tap to focus” feature, you simply touch the display to select an object or area of interest and the camera automatically re-adjusts focus and exposure. You can record incredible high-quality video clips and edit them right on your Apple iPhone 3G S by simply trimming the start and stop points. With iPhone 3G S you can send photos and video by email or MMS and post them to MobileMe or YouTube with just one tap.
Apple iPhone 3GS features
The Apple iPhone 3G S mobile phone offers incredible speed and performance, on average up to twice as fast as Apple iPhone 3G, so you can render web pages quicker and launch applications faster. The Apple iPhone 3G S takes advantage of the OpenGL ES 2.0 standard for stunning high-quality 3D graphics, making mobile gaming and other graphic intense applications better than ever. The Apple iPhone 3G S handset is not only faster, but with longer battery life you can watch more videos, listen to more music, browse the Internet or keep using your favorite apps even longer. The new Apple iPhone 3G S also supports 7.2 Mbps HSDPA for faster networking speeds.
Apple iPhone voice control feature
The voice control feature in Apple iPhone 3G S offers hands free operation for both iPhone and iPod functions. Simply speak the appropriate commands into the built-in microphone or headset microphone to dial by name or number. With voice control you can play your favorite music by artist, album or playlist and activate the Genius feature by saying “play more songs like this.” You can also tell iPhone to pause the music, play the next track, turn on shuffle or ask, “What’s playing right now?”
Built-in digital compass function
The Apple iPhone 3G S features a new built-in digital compass for instant navigation. The Compass app shows you which way you are headed and rotates as you change direction. You can orient yourself to true north or magnetic north, and iPhone’s built-in GPS automatically displays the coordinates of your current location. The new built-in digital compass is also integrated within Maps, so it automatically orients any map to the direction you are facing.
Apple 3GS multimedia features
The new Apple iPhone 3G S provides new accessibility features including VoiceOver, a screen reader that speaks what appears on the Apple iPhone 3G S display, enabling visually impaired users to make calls, read email, browse web pages, play music and run applications. The new universal Zoom function magnifies the entire screen, and the White on Black feature reverses the colors on screen to provide higher contrast for people with low vision. The Apple iPhone 3G S also supports Mono Audio which combines left and right audio channels so that they can be heard in both earbuds for those with hearing loss in one ear.
iPhone 3GS price & availability
The Apple iPhone 3G S handset will be available in the Unites States on June 19 for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 16GB iPhone and just $299 (US) for the new 32GB model in both Apple and AT&T’s retail and online stores, Best Buy and Wal-Mart stores. The Apple iPhone 3GS requires a new two year contract with AT&T for qualifying customers. The iPhone OS 3.0 software will be available on June 17 as a free software update via iTunes 8.2 or later for all Apple iPhone customers. Beginning June 8, iPhone 3G will be available for just $99 (US) for the 8GB model. New MobileMe features for iPhone require iPhone OS 3.0. MobileMe is available for an annual subscription price of $99 (US). The Apple iPhone 3G S also features built-in Nike + iPod support making it an incredible workout companion. Users simply place the optional Nike + iPod sensor ($19) in their Nike + shoe to seamlessly connect with iPhone 3G S to track miles run or sync with the latest generation gym equipment. The Apple iPhone 3G S handset will also be available in more than 80 countries in the coming weeks. As soon as we receive a Apple iPhone 3Gs test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extended Apple iPhone 3Gs review.