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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

iPhone 3GS

The iPhone 3GS is out. $199 for the 16GB; $299 for 32 GB (with a 2-year contract). Apple has reduced the price of the now ancient iPhone 3G (8 GB) to $99. You can compare the features of the new vs. old here.

What's new with the 3GS? Apple has posted an excellent 13 minute Guided Tour here. The highlights:
  • cut, copy, paste
  • MMS; share pictures, video and more
  • improved performance/more responsive; web pages render faster, easier/faster switching between apps
  • longer battery life
  • camera: 3 megapixels with autofocus
  • video: shoot, edit, share on the fly
  • voice control: names in address book, or just say the phone number, controls iPod as well
  • digital compass: can orient maps to the direction you're heading
  • cut, copy & paste text and photos within apps or across apps, shake to undo
  • voice memos: record meetings, class lectures, notes to yourself; share vs. email, MMS or sync to your computer
  • improved search in apps
  • more and more apps available via the apps store
The features that make me ponder buying a new iPhone are the updated camera (I take a lot of pictures with my iPhone), and the video functionality. If it had voice to email/text, I would order it today.

If any of the features listed here are a "must have" for you -- order now -- the 3GS will arrive at your door on June 19th.

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