The iPhone 3G S ... looks the same, but offers more speed, more memory, more battery life, and a few new features, including video recording and a better camera. ... OS 3.0 ... comes on the 3G S and also can be installed on all prior iPhones and Touches. It includes ... such widely requested capabilities as cut, copy and paste; systemwide searching; a wider virtual keyboard; and a feature called MMS.
I dont think this latest iPhone is as compelling an upgrade for the average user as the 3G model was last year for owners of the original 2007 iPhone. Current iPhone owners can get an improved product by merely sticking with their existing phones and upgrading to the feature-laden new operating system, which is free. ... [But] some will want the new model because ... its capable of handling a new cellular network feature that, in the next few years, will offer double the current data speeds.>
In the next few years. There will be a new iPhone model next year. And the year after that. Not to mention there will be entirely new types of networks rolling out that are much faster than 3G.
If thats really your reason for upgrading, wait. Nice work AT&T.
Against my better judgment, I decided I wanted copy-and-paste now. So I did the iPhone 3.0 upgrade, and now my phone is dead. Like many others, Im getting the dreaded unknown error message. And looking to Apple for guidance, I come away feeling frustrated.
I wasnt alone. ... Thousands ... on Twitter ... were tweeting about similar problems. ... And Apple? Its not helping. ... Way to fail.
Just a thought, but is your iPhone plugged directly into your machine (not through a hub)? Going through a hub causes issues.
After being pounded for a week by iPhone fans who want a discounted iPhone 3G S and want it right now, AT&T has retreated from its original upgrade pricing rules. ... Under the revised rules, the lowest price of $199 for a 16 gigabyte phone and $299 for a 32 GB version will be available immediately to anyone who is scheduled to become upgrade eligible by the end of September.
iPhone 3G owners who become upgrade eligible in October or later may be able to get half of the full $400 subsidy, that is, buy an iPhone for $399 or $499. ... Checking your account status is the only way to know for sure what class you fall into.
Its a catastrophically generous gesture from AT&T to its beaten (by network issues) and battered (by lack of MMS and tethering) customer base. In essence, its like handing every iPhone 3G upgrader $200 in cool hard cash. (Thats why were having such a hard time believing it!)
So far, we like what we've seen. But after playing with it all day, we noted a few new features that should be thrown in for the next update as well as a few existing apps that desperately need a makeover.
Notes App Needs a Facelift ... we'd love to see Apple bring other photo sharing outlets into the fold ... some basic photo editing software ... true background processing ... Spotlight Needs to Shine on the Web, Too ... Wallpaper on the Homescreen ... Bring Unity to the Inbox ... swipe gesture to remove entries from your recents list, or to delete voicemails ... Terrain View in Google Maps ... File Browsing.