iPhone 3GS description
The iPhone 3GS is a smartphone that was designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is the third generation iPhone, successor to the Apple iPhone 3 G. It was introduced on June 8, 2009, at the WWDC 2009 which took place at the Moscone Center, San Francisco. IPhone 3GS is twice as fast as its predecessor IPnone 3 G, S - abbreviation for «Speed».
It was released in the USA, Canada, and six European countries on June 19, 2009, in Australia and Japan on June 26, and internationally in July and August 2009.
The Apple released such models of IPhone 3GS: IPhone 3GS 32GB, IPhone 3GS 16GB, IPhone 3GS 8GB. The Apple iPhone 3GS is available in white and black. The Apple iPhone 3GS, codenamed N88 and device number iPhone 2,1, was the third iPhone but the second "generation". That might sound strange, but the device numbering is based on the processor, not the year. Cosmetically, the iPhone 3GS sported an almost identical design to the previous year's iPhone 3 G. Only the word "iPhone" on the back changed—it became shinier.
The 3.5-inch screen was the same 320x480 and 163ppi as the last two iPhones, but Apple added to IPhone 3s an oleophobic coating to help it better resist finger prints and other oils. The cellular radio was updated again, this time to a twice-as- fast UMTS/HPSA 7.2 mbps. Wi-Fi stayed the same at 802.11 b/g, as did aGPS, but Bluetooth got a bump to 2.1 + EDR.
The chipset, however, was a twice-as- fast ARM Cortex-A8- based, Samsung manufactured S5PC100 CPU and a PowerVR SGX535 GPU that included support for OpenGL ES 2.0. RAM was doubled to 256MB and storage got an increase, with the addition of a iphone 3gs 32gb model. Battery capacity jumped to 1219mAh, and that significantly increased battery life.
Apple also added a magnometer (digital compass) in iphone 3, which brought directional and rotation data to the mix.
The camera in iphone 3s had 3 megapixels with auto-focus, auto white balance, auto exposure, and macro. Thanks to the better processing power, it could also record video at 30fps... if only at 480p (VGA) resolution.
The iPhone 3S also added voice control, a very early, rudimentary precursor to Siri. Activated by a long press of the Home button, it could handle calls and music playback, among select other things. Likewise, Accessibility gained a VoiceOver option.
The price on the 2009 year stayed the same, though you were getting a much faster phone with double the storage for the same $199/$299 on contract.