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The iPhone 3GS is the third generation of iPhone designed and marketed by Apple Inc.

It was introduced on June 8, 2009 at the WWDC 2009 which took place at the Moscone Center, San Francisco. Its features primarily consist of faster performance, a camera with higher resolution and video capability, voice control,[8] and support for 7.2 Mbps HSDPA downloading (but remains limited to 384 kbps uploading as Apple had not implemented the HSUPA protocol).[9] It was released in the U.S., Canada and six European countries on June 19, 2009, [2] in Australia and Japan on June 26, and internationally in July and August 2009. The iPhone 3GS runs Apple's iOS operating system, the same operating system as used on previous iPhones, the iPad, and the iPod touch. It is primarily controlled by a user's fingertips on the multi-touch display, which is sensitive to fingertip contact. Without modification, the iPhone restricts users from running any software that is not explicitly approved by Apple and distributed via its App Store. Doing so could potentially cause issues with software functionality which may not be covered under warranty. The iPhone 3GS is preceded by the iPhone 3G and succeeded by the iPhone 4.

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1 History o 1.1 Release o 1.2 Bootrom 2 Features o 2.1 Display o 2.2 Camera o 2.3 Processor and memory o 2.4 Storage o 2.5 Power and Battery o 2.6 Magnetometer o 2.7 Connectivity o 2.8 Voice Control o 2.9 Accessibility Features 3 Design 4 Critical Reception o 4.1 Reviews 5 Issues o 5.1 Overheating 6 Timeline of iPhone models 7 References 8 External links

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[edit] Release
The iPhone 3GS was made available for pre-order on June 8 and released on June 19 in Canada, the United States, and six European countries, and on June 26 in Australia and the United Kingdom. Within the first weekend of its release, over one million iPhone 3GS's wer e

July and August 2009 saw the release of the iPhone 3GS internationally. Improvements over its predecessor's screen include 24-bit color emulation (18-bit color display plus dithering) [11] for a more color rich display and oleophobic coating to help reduce fingerprints on the display. [edit] Camera The iPhone 3GS features an improved 3 megapixel camera manufactured by OmniVision. showing demonstrations of apps loading in just 2±10 seconds compared to 15±30 seconds on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3GS's Camera app features a slider which allows users to switch between capturing photos and recording videos and a tap-to-focus feature which allows users to tap on an area of the camera image to auto-focus on. This made devices with the new bootrom harder to 'jailbreak' although not impossible. integrated with a PowerVR SGX 535 GPU. an 8GB iPhone 3GS was released which was made available at a reduced price. All of these exclusive features have since then been incorporated and/or improved in the iPhone 4 making these features not exclusive to the iPhone 3GS anymore. This system-on-a-chip is composed of a 833 MHz Cortex-A8 CPU underclocked to 600 MHz. In addition to the higher megapixel count. . Though in addition to the upgrades mainly regarding performance. The additional eDRAM supports increased performance and multitasking in iOS 4. [edit] Processor and memory The iPhone 3GS is powered by the Samsung APL0298C05 chip. This marked the first time Apple slightly modified their devices midway through its supposed cycle (usually a one year cycle). auto white balance and auto macro and is capable of capturing 640-by-480 (VGA) video at 30 frames per second.5 inches (9 cm) (480-by-320) display.sold. The capacitive touchscreen is designed for a bare finger. After the iPhone 4 was announced. it features an LCD capacitive touchscreen with a pixel density of 163 pixels per inch (ppi) on a 3. it also features auto-focus. [edit] Display The display on the device is designed by Apple and is manufactured by LG. various software features were also introduced exclusive to the iPhone 3GS. Apple claims the iPhone 3GS is 2x faster than its predecessor. which was designed and manufactured by Samsung. [edit] Features The new features of the iPhone 3GS are mainly internal changes regarding speed (indeed the "S" in "iPhone 3GS" stands for Speed) [10] . [edit] Bootrom iPhone 3GS models with new bootroms started appearing in mid-September 2009 which had blocked the "24k" exploit used in previous bootroms which were used mainly for 'jailbreak' purposes. It also has 256MB of eDRAM. or multiple fingers for multi-touch sensing.

Sometimes certain devices or radio signals can interfere with the magnetometer requiring users to either move away from the interferance or re-calibrate by moving the device in a figure 8 motion. and other . Unfortunately. 30 hours of music. VoiceOver is a feature that dictates music details. which is used to measure the strength and/or direction of the magnetic field in the vicinity of the device. or 300 hours of standby. [edit] Accessibility Features VoiceOver. one is to hold the Home button while in the home screen for a few seconds. twelve hours of 2G talk time. Color Inversion. Voice Control does not support voice commands through bluetooth. [edit] Connectivity In addition to the iPhone 3G's Tri-band UTMS/HSDPA radio and Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE radio. text. The Bluetooth module on the iPhone 3GS has also been slightly improved adding supporting Bluetooth 2. Initially it was only available in 16GB and 32GB though an 8GB model was recently released and is currently the only available model. all data is stored in flash memory and not in the SIM and it does not offer any options to expand storage. system menus. [edit] Voice Control Voice Control was introduced as an exclusive feature of the iPhone 3GS and allows for the controlling of the phone and music features of the phone by voice. nine hours of web browsing on Wi-Fi or five on 3G. while the other method involves changing the effect of what double-clicking the home button does so it will activate Voice Control. and Text Zoom were introduced as exclusive features to the iPhone 3GS.[edit] Storage As on previous models. Apple claims that the 3GS can last for up to ten hours of video.2Mbps HSDPA allowi ng faster downlink speeds though upload speeds remain the same as Apple had not implemented the HSUPA protocol. Other things include the addition of a built-in Nike+iPod sensor which eliminates the need for an external sensor and allows native Nike+iPod support.7v 1219mAh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery and is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity after 400 full charge and discharge cycles. The iPhone 3GS also features an exclusive Compass app which shows a compass that points in the direction of the magnetic field. [edit] Power and Battery The iPhone 3GS is powered by an internal 3.1 specifications. the 3GS also adds support for 7. A battery life indicator in percentage was also exclusive to the iPhone 3GS. There are two ways to activate Voice Control. or five on 3G. [edit] Magnetometer A magnetometer is also built-in the iPhone 3GS.

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It is also worth pointing out the temperature specifications in which the iPhone should be operated. some users reported overheating of the device while in heavy use. the bottom line is iPhone 3GS users are getting the same software that makes the iPhone 4 great".[19] [edit] Timeline of iPhone models Sources: Apple press release library.[20] Mactracker Apple Inc. which follows safety standards in the countries the 3GS was released. Apple responded to the heat issue reports by warning users against leaving their iPhones in a car on a hot day. product database . and others reported discoloration of the device due to heat (particularly on the white models). leaving it in direct sunlight for extended periods of time.Display. The discoloration issues were largely discounted as being as a result of iPhone covers rubbing against the back of the iPhone [17]. and gyropscope support.[16] [edit] Issues [edit] Overheating Shortly after the release of the iPhone 3GS. and refraining from heavy usage while in a hot/sunny environment [18].

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7m-color) LCD Graphics PowerVR SGX530 GPU[6] Multi-touch touchscreen display 3-axis accelerometer Digital compass Input Proximity sensor Ambient light sensor Microphone Headset controls 3.1 mm (2.0/Dock connector[7] Online services App Store.11b/g) Bluetooth 2.0 MP with video (VGA at 30 fps). iBookstore. and automatic focus.8 oz) .3 mm (0.1+EDR USB 2. & exposure Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850 900 1800 1900 MHz) Tri-band UMTS/HSDPA Connectivity (850 1900 2100 MHz) Wi-Fi (802.3. Camera geotagging.5-inch screen (diagonally) Display 320-by-480-pixel resolution at 163 ppi 2:3 aspect ratio 24-bit (16.5 mm (4. MobileMe 115.44 in) (w) 12.55 in) (h) Dimensions 62. iTunes Store. white balance.48 in) (d) Weight 135 g (4.

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