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Is the S really worth it?
My wife just bought a 3G and it's nice, but I went to load Star Watch and it only works on the 3GS. What other shortcomings does the 3G have?
Also, the ringer has been silinced. I've been through the utilities and double checked settings. She has a song set for ring tone and the volume is set for max, but when an incoming call comes in it only vibrates.
- 03-14-2010, 06:39 PM #3iPhone Intermediate
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The 3GS has a compass, so any applications that require a compass to work obviously will not work. The 3GS also has an auto-focus camera, and some applications require that to work (or at least work best with the auto-focus camera). Beyond that, however, there isn't too much difference. There is a speed boost with the 3GS, but in my opinion it's not as pronounced as some would suggest.Ian
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Why do you ask? Are you thinking about exchanging the one she just got? If so, yes. Do it. The S is definitely worth it. If not, are you thinking about what to get for yourself? If that is the case, I'd definitely wait until June or July when the next gen iPhone comes out! It's not that far away, and you'll be thrilled to have the latest device I'm willing to bet!!
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- 03-16-2010, 06:39 AM #13iPhone Beginner
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I was waiting for the "4g iphone" but my home button finally quit responding. I got the 3gs and Im very VERY happy. It is a much better experince but ehhh what will you do. Get what you can afford really and what you GF or wife is happy with. My wife is happy with her 3g 8gb me being the big nerd I like the 3gsOne with the Jailbreak
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- 03-16-2010, 03:13 PM #16iPhone Nanite
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I just got a replacement 3G under AppleCare. It's all nice and shiny, but still as sluggish as my old one. I've used 3GS's and they're a bit faster/better, but I'm not going to get one until the 4th gen ones come out.
It just seems wasteful to scrap a totally brand new 3G because i want something a little bit better.
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- 03-16-2010, 04:39 PM #18iPhone Nanite
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Hands-down the 3GS for me. Not in the least because of the 32GB instead of 16GB. I've jailbroken my phone so memory also becomes more of an issue. I'm backgrounding apps as if I'm working on a mini-laptop. And I have to disagree with the speed being only a bit faster. This thing blazes compared to my old 3G. I'd never want to go back to my old phone and am happy to have made the purchase.
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- 03-16-2010, 11:04 PM #25iPhone Nanite
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Totally worth it. The speed is great, but for me, the video camera and larger storage has been the best -- my wife and I rationalized our upgrade by telling ourselves our toddler won't be small forever. It's great having a camcorder in your pocket.
The extra RAM on the 3gs makes apps more stable. Big games like Gangstar would take forever to load and would often crash out on the 3g. Not so with the 3gs.
The magnetometer and autofocus camera is neat but the main things you'll feel are the extra speed and system memory.