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  • NEW: iPhone 3GS - The S is for Speed

    WWDC is fun, huh? Today saw the official announcement of the iPhone 3GS.

    Available June 19th, the iPhone 3GS is billed as "the fastest, most powerful iPhone yet."

    Here's the key points:
    • 2 sizes. 16GB in black or white, $199 | 32GB in black or white for $299.
    • REQUIRES a new 2 year agreement for those prices. Upgrading AT&T users will pay $599 for the 16GB or $699 for the 32GB, even if you're replacing an iPhone 3G. (pf edit: check note below re:this price)
    • Video Recording in VGA up to 30fps, with built in editing features.
    • 3MP camera with auto-focus.
    • Compass.
    • Landscape Keyboard.
    • Battery life on 2G and WiFi increased. 3G battery life remains the same as on the iPhone 3G.
    • Audio playback increased from 24 hours per charge to 30. Video increased from 7 to 10.

    photo credit to Gizmodo

    EDIT: There's some chatter in the thread about AT&T actually offering iPhone upgrades at a lower price than quoted in this article. Upon checking out the AT&T website, it looks like the $349 and $299 upgrade prices are for the CURRENT iPhone 3G, NOT the 3GS - AT&T does NOT have the iPhone 3GS listed on their site yet (June 8, 11:45PM EST). HOWEVER, if you log in through Apple's website, they ARE offering existing users a lower price (see below graphic) of $399.00 for the 16GB iPhone 3G S (black or white) and $499.00 for the 32GB iPhone 3G S (black or white) on renewals (plus an $18 upgrade price).

    This article was originally published in forum thread: NEW: iPhone 3GS - The S is for Speed started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 431 Comments
    1. IvanPK's Avatar
      IvanPK -
      Yes, see, if I could for 200 I would.. unfortunately my upgrade price is more.

      As a valued AT&T customer, AT&T can offer you an early iPhone upgrade with a new 2-yr commitment and an $18 upgrade fee. You may qualify for a standard iPhone upgrade on 03/27/2010.

      * $299.00* — 8GB iPhone 3G (black)
      * $399.00* — 16GB iPhone 3G S (black or white)
      * $499.00* — 32GB iPhone 3G S (black or white)
    1. L3G4L1Z3's Avatar
      L3G4L1Z3 -

      Look at it like this. You still have a 3G which is a great phone and can be jailbroken where as the 3GS can't yet. Also in a year when Apple releases the next phone and all the people who bought the 3GS won't be able to upgrade and you will.
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by IvanPK View Post
      I don't disagree that it's much faster, and can run games better, etc. I'm just saying it's not worth me paying the 400$ for a new 16gb version, when I have a perfectly good 3G.
      If you're happy with the 3G, there's absolutely no reason to get the 3Gs. I know I'm skipping the 3Gs and sticking with the 3G for now. If the option comes up that I could get the new one for a bit cheaper, I would switch in a heartbeat though.

      So yeah, I won't go out of my way to get one, but I wouldn't mind having one. That said, dismissing it because it's costly isn't a smart thing to do. Developers are drooling at what they can do now with this phone.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      The advantage of getting one now is that it should be able to be JB and unlocked using UltraSn0w. Waiting might mean it can't be unlocked as Apple will almost certainly issue a BB upgrade soon.
      If I had a 2G I don't think I would hesitate in upgrading but as I have a 3G and have to pay full price I won't bother. I'm very happy with the 3G - even though I know the 3GS is better
    1. rkswat's Avatar
      rkswat -
      I sold my 3g on the bay last night for $350... have apt at Apple store tmr at 0900 to pick up a 3gs. Picking up a 16g (have all my crap on my 16g now with 4gigs to go so no need for a 32g) and making $150 off the deal. My wife is due for upgrade in March of 2010 so when the next one comes out next June Ill get it for upgrade price My brother has my first gen i but his wife doesn't want him to keep iPhone... To much $$... So Ill most likely upgrade my wife to 3gs then and give her 3g to my mother in law.... How is it that my wife and I are the only ones that pay for a freakin iPhone lol.
    1. JayBern's Avatar
      JayBern -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      Just a feeling from reading this thread, a lot of people really don't understand how much of a jump the iPhone 3G S did in comparison from the 2G->3G.

      It's a game changer.
      Agreed. I have friends who says its not worth the change but for me I think is worth it. iPhone itself is already powerful, a faster processor with more ram and more flash memory is just the sehx; on top of that so much more featuresssss.
    1. equlizer's Avatar
      equlizer -
      I got the 3GS the day it came out then the next day sold my black 8gig 3G for $325 and only paid $199 for my new one.
    1. keyuser's Avatar
      keyuser -
      Well all the features in Blackberry mobile phone are very good and can be satisfied upon them and the best way is security system.
    1. Angela John's Avatar
      Angela John -
      I am gonna get my iphone 3GS unlocked phone from Buy Apple iPhone 3GS 16GB Black Unlocked GSM Cellular Phone, Apple Cell Phones for a good price.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Angela John View Post
      I am gonna get my iphone 3GS unlocked phone from Buy Apple iPhone 3GS 16GB Black Unlocked GSM Cellular Phone, Apple Cell Phones for a good price.
      Just had a quick look - seems to be a well known site.

      Try code 'discusswireless' for a 5% discount - not sure if it's still valid.
    1. bbillh77's Avatar
      bbillh77 -
      i remember reading this and waiting