1. dramos9696's Avatar
    Has anyone come up with a list yet on what features you will get or not get with the 3.0 software and a 3G phone vs a 3G S phone?
    06-08-2009 10:17 PM
  2. big9erfan's Avatar
    looks like this gets around the "no links till you have 10 posts" limitation.

    engadget.com/2009/06/08/iphone-3g-vs-iphone-3g-s-the-tale-of-the-tape
    06-08-2009 10:25 PM
  3. sting7k's Avatar
    -compass
    -video recording
    -voice control
    06-08-2009 10:39 PM
  4. infenit101's Avatar
    -compass
    -video recording
    -voice control
    Thats basically it. Spend 100 extra for that? No.
    06-08-2009 10:51 PM
  5. iphonemilk's Avatar
    uhhhh what happened to it having a faster processor and better battery? or did you fail trolling idiots miss that part.
    06-08-2009 10:54 PM
  6. dooks88's Avatar
    06-08-2009 10:59 PM
  7. infenit101's Avatar
    marginal upgrades.
    06-08-2009 11:01 PM
  8. JBaby_9783's Avatar
    Nice chart!
    06-08-2009 11:03 PM
  9. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I JUST bought a Sony Webbie HD camera online for $230.. I can't justify paying for a new iPhone that only brings me that feature and a slightly faster processor. Kinda stupid.

    I'm fine with my 3G!
    I'll wait until December incase they release some kind of special edition iPhone 3GS...
    iPhone 3GSSB (SUPER SPEED... BOOM!)..
    06-08-2009 11:03 PM
  10. Entertainment72's Avatar
    Not even close to be worth upgrading.. anyone who thinks so is streching it to say the least. Another 2 years + $$$
    06-08-2009 11:54 PM
  11. Watcher's Avatar
    06-09-2009 08:21 AM
  12. Brickman's Avatar
    Just got my 16G #g in December 2008. Not really eligible for any kind of upgrade. Now if I was at the end of my 2 yrs, I would be sooo getting one.

    I guess I will just be more than content with 3.0 for my 16G. I use Vlingo for voice dialing so the main things that I will be missing are the video recording, better battery, and faster processor. Faster is always better but not a killer. Video would be nice but I do have a nice video camera already. The battery though! Oh what I would not give for better battery life! But I guess that is whu I have a charger in the car and and a charger at the desk.
    06-09-2009 08:34 AM
  13. OmariJames's Avatar
    Yeah. I'm definitely geting the 3G [S]. I thought they used the same exact model but the new one
    - has a new finish
    - up to 32GB
    - better camera ( recording )
    - 7.2 support

    Those are what matters to me the most, especially the space. If I just guy it for the space , I'll be getting other features I would consider to be a bonus.

    However , I'm waiting maybe a month or two because I don't want to get turned down because they don't have any instock.
    06-09-2009 09:02 AM
  14. vanishingvision7's Avatar
    Jailbreak here I come.
    06-09-2009 11:28 AM
  15. Duvi's Avatar
    Graphics part is what I don't get... it seemed as though in the keynote, the original 3g didn't have the "ES" part of the OpenGL.

    I think the upgrades are worth it. Application speed (how fast they open) are very important to me.
    06-09-2009 01:02 PM
  16. bandman77's Avatar
    The battery life is supposed to be about 15 - 20% better and the processor is faster. It also has more RAM.
    06-09-2009 01:14 PM
  17. Neutrino's Avatar
    The battery life is supposed to be about 15 - 20% better and the processor is faster. It also has more RAM.
    Do we have any specs yet on the increase in RAM? More RAM makes the apps run smoother.
    06-09-2009 01:16 PM
  18. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    There is more differences than "features". Sure, the 3G S will have video recording/editing, digital compass, and voice control... Those are the minor upgrades though. The big thing is the speed. I really think the 3G S is going to be significantly faster than the 3G and that there will be games that devs will warn will not run well on the 3G. The speed is gonna be huge.
    06-09-2009 01:21 PM
  19. lordzod01's Avatar
    uhhhh what happened to it having a faster processor and better battery? or did you fail trolling idiots miss that part.
    LMAO

    My contracts up in march, so i think i'll wait around next year for the next version. I did find something interesting out today though. The Genius bar at Apple store let me in on the fact that it is only 139 for a new iphone if you damage your old one under warrenty.....I thought that was pretty cool
    06-09-2009 03:33 PM
  20. Showeroses's Avatar
    I'm honestly getting tired of apple and at&t. All they are doing is pissing off their existing customers. I don't understand why it would've been so hard to wait a year to release the iPhone 3g now instead of a year ago with all the features the iPhone 3gs now has. Wait, I know why! They're extremely greedy! And now AT&T pulls their contract thing on the existing iPhone 3g customers so that they can't get the new phone without paying an extra $200, although the original iPhone users were able to upgrade their phones at the new contract price. Funny how that works isn't it?

    By the way, the iPhone 3gs will have higher speeds when on safari, downloading apps, playing games, ect. and it has a better 3 megapixel camera that has the ability to record video, along with better battery life and other tiny extras that don't really matter. Every thing else that the new iPhone has should come with the update. Hope that helped.

    I would also wait awhile if you have the first iPhone 3g, because I'm sure with sprint coming out with 4g, apple already has plans to create a 4g iPhone and also with the way apple is going, next year they'll come out with something even better than the iPhone 3gs.
    06-14-2009 03:15 AM
  21. chobbs1's Avatar
    first your mad because they didn't wait to put this phone out, then you say they are updates that don't matter? I felt the updates for the the 3g were not enough for me to upgrade to the 3g. Now I am sooooo glad that I waited. if you don't feel its worth it...do not upgrade. just sayin.

    Sounds like your mad cause you really want to upgrade but are unwilling to pay for it. either bite the bullet or pass. AT&T and Apple are just doin their jobs. and I would say they are not doin a bad job cause they got you wanting a new phone after a mere year.
    06-14-2009 04:29 AM
  22. Duvi's Avatar
    I'm honestly getting tired of apple and at&t. All they are doing is pissing off their existing customers. I don't understand why it would've been so hard to wait a year to release the iPhone 3g now instead of a year ago with all the features the iPhone 3gs now has. Wait, I know why! They're extremely greedy! And now AT&T pulls their contract thing on the existing iPhone 3g customers so that they can't get the new phone without paying an extra $200, although the original iPhone users were able to upgrade their phones at the new contract price. Funny how that works isn't it?

    By the way, the iPhone 3gs will have higher speeds when on safari, downloading apps, playing games, ect. and it has a better 3 megapixel camera that has the ability to record video, along with better battery life and other tiny extras that don't really matter. Every thing else that the new iPhone has should come with the update. Hope that helped.

    I would also wait awhile if you have the first iPhone 3g, because I'm sure with sprint coming out with 4g, apple already has plans to create a 4g iPhone and also with the way apple is going, next year they'll come out with something even better than the iPhone 3gs.
    I'm wondering if people think before they speak... AT&T/Apple owe you nothing. Don't agree? Find a new carrier/manufacturer; end of story. Nothing more, nothing less.

    In all actuality, you should be paying $699 for your update. What company gives you the option to do an early upgrade after getting a phone for a discounted price, every time they update the model?

    AT&T's biggest mistake was not explaining the reason you were given this option the first time and that was because you really paid full price for the 2G. Try losing your Touch Pro on Verizon, you'll be paying $560 for a new phone.

    I'm getting the device as I'm happy with anything. If we go by your thinking, Apple shouldn't release any phone until it's the be-all-end-all device.

    Be-all-End-all iPhone Features
    -Cleans dishes
    -Wipes your @##
    -Gives you pleasure, so you don't have to
    -Feeds you when you're hungry
    -With multi-tasking enabled, you can even play your favorite tunes while it does the above.
    06-14-2009 11:34 AM
  23. chobbs1's Avatar
    Lol! Lol!lol!
    06-14-2009 03:38 PM
  24. Watcher's Avatar
    We're cooking with fire on this thread!
    06-14-2009 04:42 PM
  25. bmfan#IM's Avatar
    uhhhh what happened to it having a faster processor and better battery? or did you fail trolling idiots miss that part.
    the post asked about the differences in the software, not the hardware...

    or did you fail trolling idiots miss that part.
    06-14-2009 04:42 PM
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