Enterprise Mobility: Labs Gallery: Apple iPhone 3G S Adds Welcome Speed Boost, Subtle Software Improvements

 
 
By Andrew Garcia  |  Posted 2009-06-30
 
 
 

Labs Gallery: Apple iPhone 3G S Adds Welcome Speed Boost, Subtle Software Improvements

by Andrew Garcia

Labs Gallery: Apple iPhone 3G S Adds Welcome Speed Boost, Subtle Software Improvements

Three Generations of iPhone

Believe it or not, this is three generations of iPhone-all looking very similar. The newest model (the iPhone 3G S) is on the right.

Three Generations of iPhone

Color, Storage Choice

The iPhone 3G S comes is two colors (black or white rear faceplates) and two storage allocations (16G or 32GB).

Color, Storage Choice

Camera

The iPhone 3G S bumps up still camera resolution to 3 megapixels and adds video recording capabilities.

Camera

Voice Control

The iPhone 3G S introduces voice control over phone and media capabilities. In tests, I found that the voice dial worked well, while media controls left a lot to be desired.

Voice Control

Bluetooth

The iPhone 3G S supports Bluetooth 2.1 and A2DP for stereo sound. In tests, I found that the voice controls don't work with Bluetooth and that some Bluetooth accessories supported with older iPhones no longer work with the 3G S.

Bluetooth

Compass

The integrated compass provides a little extra bearing for lost iPhone 3G S users, particularly as the functionality is integrated into Google Maps.

Compass

Memory

The iPhone 3G S bumps up performance over previous models. Shown here, third-party application MemoryInfo displays memory available to users. (The 3G S is on the right, an iPhone 2G on the left.)

Memory

Battery Indicator

With a subtle but welcome enhancement, users can set the iPhone 3G S to display how much battery life remains (by percentage).

Battery Indicator

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