Check out some of the photos which have been taken using the new and soon to be released iPhone 3G S. These have been released by Apple and no doubt were probably the best the new iPhone will manage. As you can see, they are not bad at all for a mobile phone. The improved three megapixel camera with touch focus and shooting modes such as close up macro won’t cause a dramatic change in the way people view the iPhone as a camera phone but nevertheless it will likely still remain highly popular on sites such as Flickr.
The folks at Engadget CN have received the new 32GB version, iPhone 3G S in black. The quick gallery below shows some hands on treatment using the new built in compass as well as the voice control. Yes, the back of the iPhone 3G S is still very glossy unfortunately, making it highly prone to scratches and fingerprints. I wouldn’t put off the thought of an iPhone 3G S with matte finish though, discussions on iPhonehacks regarding this are still very convincing.
If you were following us with the WWDC live yesterday you will notice not much was mentioned about this. That’s because internet tethering with the iPhone 3G and the new iPhone 3G S will ultimately vary according to the network provider in your country. For those not so familiar with what internet tethering is, it basically lets your laptop / netbook / computer use the internet via the iPhone’s 3G connectivity.
iPhone 3G S, that’s the name of the new 2009 iPhone we’ve all been looking forward to. S stands for Speed! If you weren’t following us with the live blogging of the WWDC 2009, Phil Schiller has now officially announced the latest iPhone. While having said that the iPhone 3G will still remain on the market, its hoped that the iPhone 3G S will become the most popular camera and video mobile phone to come.
So what will be the specs and features? Many of which were already known through rumors in fact. To be released in black and white, the latest iPhone 3GS will be equipped with a three megapixel camera with autofocus, touch focus, no flash. 7.2 Mbps HSDPA, voice control is a new one, video recording / video camera will also boast editing function. Performance as you would imagine has been much improved with this new iPhone, battery life has also been given a massive boost, with video playback for example now supported for up to ten hours and talk time up to 12 hours on 2G. Also as rumored was a built in compass function, the new iPhone 3GS will of course arrive with iPhone 3.0.
iPhone 3.0 will officially be available to all on June 17th. It will be free for all iPhone customers to update to, while it will cost $9.95 for iPod touch users.