The Iphone 3GS has many new and improved features from the previous Iphone 3G. Like many other Iphone fanatics I purchased this phone as soon as it came out and it was very obvious to me almost instantly that the 3GS was quite the upgrade from the 3G . This phone is currently an AT&T exclusive product and must be purchased from AT&T with a new contract or an upgrade unless you don't mind spending over 500 dollars for one without a contract. With this phone you can access hundreds of thousands of games, helpful tools, programs and almost endless add-ons for your phone from the itunes store.
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This phone has had a lot of hype around it, and for good reason. Ever since Apple first developed their precious Iphone I have tried every generation, and thus far the 3GS has blown the previous generations out of the water with its performance and amazing speed.
Below is a brief description of many of the main areas of the Iphone 3GS' function that are important to cell phone users in comparison to the previous generation released.
Battery life: also improved from the 3G, the 3GS has an extended battery life. It has up to 5 hours of talk time/data on the 3g network, or 12 hours on 2g. It also can last up to 9 hours on wifi, 30 hours on audio, and up to 10 hours on video. This is convenient because you can go the entire day with heavy use of your cell phone and not be inconvienienced with recharging it.
The Camera: 3.0 megapixel autofocus with macro mode and auto white balance. This camera takes pretty good quality photos and does so with just one click of a button. The video recording feature that was not offered on the 3G is very useful and also provides pretty high quality recording, especially for a cell phone.
Memory: The 16GB of memory provided on the 16gb iphone 3GS is more than enough unless you are a major music fanatic! With 16gb of memory you can hold an average of 4,000 songs depending on length of song and size of file. You could also hold over 12,000 photos in the 16gb of storage. You can hold TONS of apps depending on size, and a fair amount of video recording, movies, and podcasts. Personally on my Iphone 3GS I have about 900 photos, 1982 songs, 32 podcasts, and 6 pages of apps and there is still more than 4gb of space left.
Voice Control: This is a new feature that can be used by holding down the home button, and when you hear a sound you can give it voice commands to call a certain number or contact. Voice control will repeat what was said for confirmation.
Other Notable Improved Features: Processing speed has been increased by up to 25 percent, improved graphics capability.
Other New Features: The Iphone 3GS now includes an integraded magnetic compass, Nike+ support, a new water-and-oil resistant finish, along with various other features.
What Do You Get When You Purchase The Iphone 3GS?- When you purchase your Apple Iphone 3GS inside the box you will receive: The phone itself along with sim tray to put your sim card in, a usb cord to connect your new phone to your computer, a wall adapter for charging, manuals, 2 white apple sticker decals, a sim tray remover (for removing the sim tray from the phone to insert or take out you sim card), a cleaning cloth to keep the phone clean, and a set of apple headphones with a mic for talking. Along with all the physical aspects of the phone, you also get a one year limited warranty protecting the phone from any manufacturing or software defects, along with 90 days of complimentary telephone support. You can also purchase an Applecare Protection Plan to extend your warranty up to 2 years from the purchase date.
Overall, the phone itself is a great device if you are willing to pay the price of the phone, and don't mind paying AT&T's high rates for data usage and cell phone plans.
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