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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

iPhone 3G S Unveiled

At it's Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, Apple Inc. demoed it's next generation of iPhone dubbed the 3G S. The S apparently stands for Speed and it is reported to be as much as two times faster than it's predecessor the iPhone 3G. As for new features the iPhone 3G S is reported to have:

  • The long anticipated Cut, copy and paste capability.
  • Internet tethering, which allows the iPhone to share its 3G wireless network connection with laptop computers.
  • Video recording ability.
  • A three-megapixel camera with built-in autofocus and the ability to focus on individual objects by tapping their image on the screen.
  • Voice control.
  • A digital compass.
  • A larger keyboard that can be accessed by rotating the phone into the "landscape" orientation.
Many of these features were obviously missing from the 3G and/or are found on competing devices and therefore causing mixed sentiment amongst reviewers.

The 3G S will sell in the United States for $199 for the 16 GB version and $299 for the 32 GB model. The 8 GB 3G model will remain in play for a reduced $99, all prices require a 2 year contract commitment. The Canadian prices are to be released on June 19th.

Source: CBC