Apple announces iPhone 3G S
At the WWDC today, Apple announced their 3rd generation phone — the iPhone 3GS.
Here are some of the major addition and improvements over the iPhone 3G.
HSDPA up to 7.2Mbps
3 megapixel camera, autofocus and 30fps video recording
longer battery life (up to 5 hours 3G talk time, 9 hours of WiFi, and 10 hours on video playback)
built-in Digital Compass
Apple didn’t categorically say this but they must have also put in a faster processor that effectively speeds up the applications to twice that of the iPhone 3G. The old iPhone 3G also had 3 hours talk time and 6 hours on WiFi so battery life has been improved by 40-50% longer.
16GB iPhone 3GS – $199 on AT&T with new subscription ($599 on pre-paid)
32GB iPhone 3GS – $299 on AT&T with new subscription ($699 on pre-paid)
So if you’re wondering what will the prices look like when it hits Globe Telecom – my guess is that it will be the same as the one when the iPhone 3G was first launched in the Philippines (Php34,000 to Php39,000-ish).
MMS and tethering will also be supported by selected telcos and Globe is on that list (as shown in the presentation).
The new iPhone 3GS will be available on June 19, 2009 (okay, this will surely drown-out the buzz on the release of the Nokia N97 the week after).