So Apple finally give us the newest iPhone after their competition rolled out their latest a few weeks ago
Everybody’s bringing out their new phones, now it’s Apple’s turn with its new iPhone, the 3G S. Claimed to be twice as fast as the previous rendition, have a longer battery life, a 3-megapixel autofocus camera and hands-free voice control.
The iPhone 3G S includes the new iPhone OS 3.0, a new mobile operating system with over 100 new features such as Cut, Copy and Paste, MMS, Spotlight Search, landscape keyboard and more. iPhone 3G S customers get access to more than 50,000 applications from Apple’s App Store. The new unit iPhone comes as a 16GB model and a new 32GB model.
It 3G S utilises the OpenGL ES 2.0 standard for high-quality 3D graphics, making mobile gaming and other graphic intense applications. The new iPhone 3G S also supports 7.2 Mbps HSDPA for faster networking speeds.
The new 3 megapixel autofocus camera has a tap to focus feature, whereby users touch the display to select an object or area of interest and the camera automatically re-adjusts focus and exposure. You can record video clips and edit them on your iPhone 3G S by trimming the start and stop points. With iPhone 3G S you can send photos and video by email or MMS and post them to MobileMe or YouTube with a tap.
The voice control feature in iPhone 3G S offers hands free operation for both iPhone and iPod functions. Users speak the appropriate commands into the built-in microphone or headset microphone to dial by name or number. With voice control you can play your favourite music by artist, album or playlist and activate the Genius feature by saying, “Play more songs like this.” You can also tell iPhone to pause the music, play the next track, turn on shuffle or ask, “What’s playing right now?”
The built-in Compass app shows users which way they are headed and rotates as the direction is changed. You can orient yourself to true north or magnetic north, and iPhone’s built-in GPS automatically displays the coordinates of your current location. The new built-in digital compass is also integrated within Maps, so it automatically orients any map to the direction you are facing.
A VoiceOver feature has a screen reader that speaks what appears on the iPhone 3G S display, enabling visually impaired users to make calls, read email, browse web pages, play music and run applications. The new universal Zoom function magnifies the entire screen, and the White on Black feature reverses the colours on screen to provide higher contrast for people with low vision. iPhone 3G S also supports Mono Audio which combines left and right audio channels so that they can be heard in both earbuds for those with hearing loss in one ear.
iPhone 3G S also features built-in Nike + iPod support making it an incredible workout companion. Users simply place the optional Nike + iPod sensor in their Nike + shoe to seamlessly connect with iPhone 3G S to track miles run or sync with the latest generation gym equipment.