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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. kingskid07's Avatar
      kingskid07 -
      Quote Originally Posted by nighthawk311 View Post
      Can't believe they are gonna charge us full price if we already own the 3g. That is total BS. Looks like I'll be waiting another year til my contract is up.
      Now you know how the 2g users felt when the 3g came out LOL
    1. XAlliedYouthX's Avatar
      XAlliedYouthX -
      I called up the Apple Store in the King of Prussia Mall(610 265-2321) over here in Pa and the rep told me that if you currently own a 3g then you will get the $199-$299 upgrade pricing for the 3GS like customers did when upgrading from the 1st gen to the 3G.

      This is what the guy told me so I'm hoping he is right.
    1. Brandon's Avatar
      Brandon -
      When is this being released in Canada?
    1. A Retired Mod's Avatar
      A Retired Mod -
      Quote Originally Posted by XAlliedYouthX View Post
      I called up the Apple Store in the King of Prussia Mall over here in Pa and the rep told me that if you currently own a 3g then you will get the $199-$299 upgrade pricing for the 3GS like customers did when upgrading from the 1st gen to the 3G.

      This is what the guy told me so I'm hoping he is right.
      ^^^That would be real nice!!
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ronfin44 View Post
      I'm trying to figure out if you're just ignorant, or arrogant. Everyone has a right to voice their opinion on this, and if it doesn't agree with your own opinion who the ef are you to say they're "complaining"? Arrogant ***. Every other phone they [at&t] offer allows existing customers a discount as an incentive to buy an upgrade, while extending their contracts. Basically a win-win for everyone. This has nothing to do with what the contract says, or what we all signed-up for when we purchased our 3G's. This is just people venting over a huge let-down with their own opinions, and it's jackasses like you with your high-horse attitude that's more annoying than at&t's jacked prices.
      Do I care what you think?? NO!! It's Apples phone, they do what they want with it, not you, you don't decide, do you run or own AT&T and Apple?? NO AT&T and Apple do what they want, so stfu ******!!!!
      Besides no one forced you to buy the 3G and no one is forcing you to buy the 3GS, you have to be dumb to not see this coming.
      We over here in UK this year don't have the option of cancelling our old iPhone contract to get the new iPhone so stop f**king moaning, ALL OF YOU!!
      Your all saying the same thing over and over and over....
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      Quote Originally Posted by XAlliedYouthX View Post
      I called up the Apple Store in the King of Prussia Mall over here in Pa and the rep told me that if you currently own a 3g then you will get the $199-$299 upgrade pricing for the 3GS like customers did when upgrading from the 1st gen to the 3G.

      This is what the guy told me so I'm hoping he is right.
      Time to call Cherry hill or make a trip to the kop!
    1. r1994augusto's Avatar
      r1994augusto -
      Video Recording in VGA up to 30fps, with built in editing features
      Will it be available on the 2G?
    1. coopa808's Avatar
      coopa808 -
      I'm a 3G owner. I filled out the form to reserve a 3GS and they showed these early upgrade prices.

      Review iPhone pricing.

      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.

      * $299.00* 8GB iPhone 3G (black)
      * $399.00* 16GB iPhone 3G S (black or white)
      * $499.00* 32GB iPhone 3G S (black or white)

      looks like i'm **** outta luck thats still way to much.
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      Quote Originally Posted by A.T View Post
      Do I care what you think?? NO!! It's Apples phone, they do what they want with it, not you, you don't decide, do you run or own AT&T and Apple?? NO AT&T and Apple do what they want, so stfu ******!!!!
      Besides no one forced you to buy the 3G and no one is forcing you to buy the 3GS, you have to be dumb to not see this coming.
      We over here in UK this year don't have the option of cancelling our old iPhone contract to get the new iPhone so stop f**king moaning, ALL OF YOU!!
      Your all saying the same thing over and over and over....
      Ironic that you're complaining about what others think, and being a huge crybaby about peoples opinions. lol

      Welcome to the Internet. Opinions may vary. Enjoy your stay little fella.
    1. XAlliedYouthX's Avatar
      XAlliedYouthX -
      Quote Originally Posted by ronfin44 View Post
      Time to call Cherry hill or make a trip to the kop!
      Is this RonFin as in Kidd Show's Ron Fin? lol.
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      Only reason I'm disapointed is because you can basically do everything the 3GS does with the 3G atm. I was expecting an hardware update like the front facing camera. It's not like it's impossible to do. Nokia phones have had this for years. Yes it has a better Cam and its 'faster' but that's it. If you are an existing 3G owner you shouldn't bother buying the new phone.

      By buying it you will send the message to apple that you like wasting $700 for the same phone and they will continue to do so.
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      Quote Originally Posted by XAlliedYouthX View Post
      Is this RonFin as in Kidd Show's Ron Fin? lol.
      haha yeah, this is me. Just texted Thomas and told him thier server worked less than Brads legs today. What the hell was that huge time-out? Let me know if the KOP store hooks you up at a discount. I'll be driving there Saturday if it's true.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Does anyone know what the new 100 features are actually??
      We know some of them but not all
      I can't wait to get the new iPhone, I guess it's time to get one on pay as you go if it's available on O2-UK.
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      Quote Originally Posted by A.T View Post
      Does anyone know what the new 100 features are actually??
      We know some of them but not all
      I can't wait to get the new iPhone, I guess it's time to get one on pay as you go if it's available on O2-UK.
      Not yet, but your question made me think of a song parody... "I got 99 features and the price aint one" haha.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ronfin44 View Post
      Ironic that you're complaining about what others think, and being a huge crybaby about peoples opinions. lol

      Welcome to the Internet. Opinions may vary. Enjoy your stay little fella.
      Lol! Someone already pointed out the irony to another person complaining about complaining
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      Quote Originally Posted by A.T View Post
      OMG, will you 3G users stop complaining about not getting a discount or whatever you get over there in the states. You bought the iPhone and no where does it say in the agreement that you will get a discount when a new iPhone comes out.
      Mobile companies bring out new phones nearly every month, get over it! You bought the phone so quit moaning and there;s hardly any difference.

      I'll stick with my 2G yet again for another year until Apple put a flash for a camera and two speakers that you can actually hear.
      You are waiting for a new iPhone that has a flash? Bwahahahaha. That`s the lamest excuse ever. Flash for cameras on cellphones have always been crap and don't help for ****. Good luck waiting forever.

      Btw, the 3G speakers are like 3x louder than the 2G. My ringtone is actually TOO loud sometimes.
    1. XAlliedYouthX's Avatar
      XAlliedYouthX -
      Quote Originally Posted by ronfin44 View Post
      haha yeah, this is me. Just texted Thomas and told him thier server worked less than Brads legs today. What the hell was that huge time-out? Let me know if the KOP store hooks you up at a discount. I'll be driving there Saturday if it's true.
      Their the ones that I called up and was told that current 3g owners would get the cheap upgrade pricing. You should give them a call to see what answer you get, 610 265-2321.
    1. Channan's Avatar
      Channan -
      Quote Originally Posted by treble26 View Post
      you got to be kidding me???? y would you want that? its the exact same thing as the 3G. dont waste your money.
      Yeah right.

      Apple - iPhone - A Guided Tour

      Look how fast apps and Internet pages load. It's insane! That alone makes me want to upgrade. Not to mention the much better camera with video recording and the better battery life.

      This wasn't a MAJOR upgrade, but it's still a great one.
    1. jamesgunaca's Avatar
      jamesgunaca -
      Quote Originally Posted by ronfin44 View Post
      Irony and hypocrisy go hand-in-hand. You're complaining about his opinion because it differs from your own. Clown. His opinion that the upgrade doesn't justify the cost is sound, as is your opinion that it's worth it, because it all boils down to personal choice and what matters more to each individual.
      Thank you. And I do believe I wasn't ranting but rather just elaborating on why some of us feel frustration. I wasn't trying to justify our disappointment; simply elaborating on it.

      And I also don't need someone to tell me that I don't have to spend the money if I don't want to. Thanks, but I already have that info =)
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      Quote Originally Posted by A.T View Post
      Lol! Someone already pointed out the irony to another person complaining about complaining
      Gee, wonder who that was. *sniff sniff*