Monday, June 8, 2009

Iphone Review

So Apple announced today the updated software release and the new iPhone 3GS telephone (to be released Friday June 19). Below are the specs, however IMHO the phone is a minor bump. No overwhelming technological breakthroughs, no gotta haves. The new things touted on the phone are things others have been doing for years... MMS, Video, Voice Dialing. Not really cutting edge technology... mainly catching up with the free phones.

That all said, there are new things on this phone. Here are the major items:
  • Storage— The new iPhone 3GS comes in both 16GB or 32GB of storage. A nice bump.
  • Guts — iPhone sports a faster processor and a 7.2Mbps HSDPA-compatible radio.
  • Camera — The old 2 megapixel sensor has been bumped up to 3.2 megapixels and there’s still no flash. Apple also added auto-focus, better night vision and geotagging support. This is a very nice addition, though it ranks on the low end of telephone cameras.
  • Video — This phone is all about video — 30fps video recording, video editing, video sharing… Yay.
  • Compass — Yep, north be that way folks. Yay.
  • Battery life — 5 hours of 3G talk time and up to 24 hours of music playback — according to Apple at least. YMMV
  • OS — Tethering is now covered, though we still don’t know how AT&T will handle it, and the Find My iPhone feature is available to everyone, not just enteprises, yet is only available to MobileMe subscribers. Oh and turn-by-turn nav is game on… TomTom was on hand at the keynote to demonstrate its iPhone app/accessory combo.
That's about it. Will you get one, or stay with your current phone. Time will tell... however we should get busy dreaming about what iPhone 4.0 will have........ an on-board cookie dispenser would be a nice feature... hummmm.

1 comment:

  1. I'd be more likely to get one if I already had an older 8GB iPhone 3G. I'll wait until my Sprint contract is up in September and see what kind of deal I can get at that point..

    -Rob Hoesly


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