Apple Announces the iPhone 3GS
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Apple announced a new version of the iPhone, called the iPhone 3GS (S stands for SPEED) that will look identical to the current 3G model, with a glossy plastic back.
Major improvements over the iPhone 3G include a 3 megapixel camera with autofocus and VGA video capture at 30fps, supported with a simple video editor to trim recorded videos. There's also a Touch Focus feature that allows users to touch the area of the screen that they want the camera to focus.
The iPhone 3GS supports HSDPA 7.2Mbps, so internet browsing will be faster. And it also offers improved battery life (5 hours of 3G talk time, 9 hours of Wi-Fi internet), faster performance, voice commands, and hardware encryption that safeguards the personal data on board.
One other novelty is the built-in compass with its own app that integrates with Google Maps.
And for those of you who always dreaded losing or misplacing their phone, the iPhone 3G S will offer a special “Find my iPhone” service that should help you get through those tough times. It will allow the user to locate the phone by simply logging in to MobileMe on any browser. You can then either send a message to the phone which will play a sound even if it's in silent mode. And in the most unpleasant circumstances that your iPhone 3G S gets stolen you can send a remote wipe command which will delete all of your data, avoiding getting it in the wrong hands.
Of course, it will run on the iPhone 3.0 OS, which also brings a lot of new features such as Nike+ service that measures and records the distance and pace of a walk or run, turn-by-turn navigation and others.