The new generation of iphone offers both software and hardware improvements, some key points are as follows: 0." The iPhone 3GS has a new processor built-in. Apple claims that it is up to two times faster than the previous generation: Launching messages is 2.1 faster, load the NY Times in Safari: 2.9 times faster. It also consumes less, which has an impact on the improved battery life."[Gizmodo] 1. 3M Camera, which is better than most mainstream phones in the U.S market. *still far from the 6-10MP of the Asian market. But with the software improvements that come with it the quality should increase in a noticeable amount 2. Support for 7.2 Mbps 3G standard. None of the current U.S. networks supports it, therefore, personally I think this is a feature for international users since new generations will be out by the time AT&T and such have it supported. 3. New graphic engine: better gaming experience. We will see it eventually beats PSP in handhold gaming. Well, at least, DSI might have the ability to compete with it. 4. Magnetometer to use with map applications etc.. Use your imaginations to see what the application makers will do with it. I am totally expected to use this in app-games. 5. Increased battery life. Apple say its is 20%-50% better than 3G depending on what you do. Well, personally I believe that will be enough for most people since at least 5hrs(gaming non-stop) should be enough for a day, and then...you just charge it ...lolz 6. Voice control. I think apple held this feature back because of the new shuffle. Yea..it's business that stops techonologies from happening sometimes.
New Price: $199 with contract for the lowest storage one, goes up by 100 each time you double the storage. AT&T Users: "Gizmodo:
If you are "a valued AT&T customer," AT&T offers an "early iPhone upgrade with a new 2-yr commitment and an $18 upgrade fee." The price? $399.00 for the 16GB iPhone 3G S and $499.00 for the 32GB iPhone 3G S. It gets worse: For non-qualified customers, including existing AT&T customers who want to upgrade from another phone or replace an iPhone 3G, the price with a new two-year agreement is $499 (8GB), $599 (16GB), or $699 (32GB).
Insane. Way to go AT&T."
For a complete coverage on iPhone 3GS, visit the following links [Gizmodo]: