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APPLE IPHONE 3G S: CHEAPEST IPHONE WITH 8GB PRICE AT $99 (RM 350). NEW IPHONE MORE SPEED, LONGER LIVE BATTERY.

By • Jun 9th, 2009 • Category: ! Daily Info & Reviews, Mobile Phone

APPLE IPHONE 3G S: CHEAPEST IPHONE WITH 8GB PRICE AT $99 (RM 350). NEW IPHONE MORE SPEED, LONGER LIVE BATTERY.

Apple have announced the iPhone 3G S, a super-fast version of the iPhone 3G where the “S” stands for “Speed”.  Packed into the same casing as the existing 3G model, the 3G S has a 3-megapixel camera with autofocus, auto white-balance and the ability to record VGA resolution video at 30fps.  It also supports 7.2Mbps HSDPA, network depending, and has a faster processor that, Apple say, makes everything on-average twice as fast.It looks the same but sports a faster processor, longer battery life, an internal com pass, a video camera and a photo camera with better resolution and auto-focus.

 

 

APPLE IPHONE 3G S: CHEAPEST IPHONE WITH IPNONE 8GB PRICE AT $99 (RM 350). NEW IPHONE MORE SPEED, LONGER BATTERY LIFE AND VOICE COMMAND.

 

 

 

Specifically, messaging is 2.1x faster, games are around 2.4x faster, Excel is 3.6x faster, Javascript is 3x faster and the NY Times loads 2.9x faster.  Battery life is rated at 5hrs 3G talktime, 9hrs WiFi internet browsing, 10hrs video playback, 30hrs audio playback, or 12hrs 2G talktime.

 

Videos are saved in with photos in the Pictures app, and can be played, edited and sent by email or MMS.  There’s also a built-in digital compass and Nike+ support, while Apple have also boosted hands-free usability by introducing a voice control mode.  Holding down the home button calls up a new voice control menu, which allows voice dialing together with control of iTunes.  You can instruct the iPhone 3G S to play certain tracks, play “more tracks like this” and ask for a verbal confirmation of what music is currently playing.

 

The iPhone 3G S will go on sale alongside the iPhone 3G 8GB, which has a price cut – effective today – to $99 in the US on AT&T.  The iPhone 3G S arrives in US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and UK on June 19th; in the US, it’ll be priced at $199 for the 16GB model and $299 for the 32GB model.

 

If you’ve been thinking about an iPhone 3G and can’t see yourself tempted by the specifications of the freshly-announced iPhone 3G S, now is the time to buy.  Apple intend to keep the 8GB iPhone 3G on sale alongside the iPhone 3G S, so as to “extend their audience”, and to do that they’ve cut its price from $199 to $99.  Effective today, you can pick up a brand new iPhone 3G 8GB for under a ton; interestingly, the AT&T press release says that “options are available to purchase [the iPhone 3G 8GB, iPhone 3G S 16GB and 3G S 32GB] without a 2-year contract”, though doesn’t go into details.

 

If you’d rather the larger-capacity 16GB iPhone 3G, then you’ve still got a chance to pick one up with a sizable 50-percent discount.  AT&T are selling the handset for $149 (with a new two-year contract), though because it’s “end of life” and Apple do not intend to keep it on sale alongside the 3G S, you’ll need to act pretty fast before stocks run out.

 

All well and good, but if you’re currently in the grip of an AT&T contract – not just for the iPhone 3G, but for any device – then the prices for the Apple smartphones aren’t quite so appealing.  The 8GB iPhone 3G is $299 for those still mid-contract, while the 16GB and 32GB iPhone 3G S are $399 and $499 respectively.

 

 

APPLE IPHONE 3G S: CHEAPEST IPHONE WITH 8GB PRICE AT $99 (RM 350). NEW IPHONE MORE SPEED, LONGER LIVE BATTERY.

 
After announcing the new iPhone 3GS (don’t forget, that S stands for speed) the amount of changes, albeit mostly minor were mind boggling, so here they are laid out for all to see simply. After weeks of speculation, the new phone is packing some serious heat, with an upgraded 3MP camera with autofocus and auto-exposure, video camera with editing, longer battery life, faster processor and voice control too.

 

Users will be able to get 9 hours of internet over Wi-Fi, 10 hours of video, 30 hours of audio and 12 / five hours of talk over 2G and 3G respectively with the new iPhone 3GS. The new 3MP camera (same as the Palm Pre) also gives you the option to tap to focus in a similar fashion to many of the HTC range, with low light sensitivity also improved and auto macro allowing you to take pictures up to 10cm away.

 

Faster internet

 

It also supports faster 3.5G connection, up to 7.2mbps HSDPA thanks to improved internal components (and a glossy back still, although it has fingerprint resistant coating. We wanted iChat, but we’ll take what we can get).

 

Video is available at 30fps VGA, as well as auto white balance, auto exposure and auto focus too. Automatic is the name of the game here, with video editing (ie trimming video with your finger also an option).

 

The expected storage upgrades were also in attendance, with the iPhone 3GS picking up a 32GB of memory for increased media and file saving on board. The ‘normal’ 16GB variant was also shown off too, with the iPhone 3G 8GB version staying at $99.

 

The faster processor is being kept under wraps at the moment, and we’ve been hearing it will be coming from all kinds of manufacturers, so we’ll be digging out that info as and when we get it. However, it does mean that the phone can launch messages 2.1 times faster and view an Excel attachment 3.6 times faster, as well as speeding up games and web pages.

 

Apple has also (finally) added voice control, so you can chat to your friends without having to scroll to their name. You know, the same way phones could do over five years ago. However, you can also choose song titles to play using the iPod feature as well, including asking “what’s playing now” and getting the answer.

 

Digital compass

 

As expected there’s also a digital compass on board, with links right into Google Maps to work out the way you’re facing. There’s support for Nike+ as well, which we assume will come with the shoe pellet to connect via Bluetooth so the phone can know where you are, through we don’t know if it will use GPS as well.

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