Features of Apple iPhone 3GS - Release Date June 19th

During the keynote address at WWDC 2009 Phil Schiller, the senior vice president of Apple's worldwide product marketing, revealed the new iPhone 3GS. The new iPhone model has the same design as the iPhone 3G, however the S stands for speed.

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The new model will be faster and have a higher storage capacity. Apple also announced that an 8GB version of the iPhone 3G will sell for $99.

Here's a list of the features mentioned in the iPhone 3GS presentation:

7.2 Mbps HSDPA
3MP autofocus camera
low light and macro modes
30 FPS VGA video recording
Email, YouTube, MMS and MobileMe video sharing
Voice control by holding down home button (for dialing and other functions)
VoiceOver will read what you touch on the screen
Nike+ app
Digital compass
Compass app and orientation in Google maps
Hardware encryption
Instantaneous remote wipe
Encrypted iTunes backups
Improved battery life
Smaller packaging, arsenic-free glass, mercury-free LCD

The 3GS 16GB is $199 and the 32GB version is $299. The product will be available in white or black and will hit shelves on June 19th.

Check our continuing coverage for a more detailed introduction to the new iPhone 3GS.


I think they are good improvements, although the battery didn't seem to me ""very improved"-just a little. Also I guess NO mate/rubber finish on the back- but i was really more excited for iChat and video conferencing which is not coming ...maybe next yr???