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Apple iPhone 3Gs review | Introduction

Published on: Monday, August 24th 2009                   Written by: Casper van der Kaaij - Photography by: Mark Peters

Apple iPhone 3Gs review

T he positioning of Apple gives the brand just that little bit more style and luxury than other brands. With a select number of distributors and a strong marketing policy, this is expanded even further. An Apple product tends to give the buyer a special feeling. In spite of that, however, buyers are not often rewarded; the Macbooks, the iPods and the iPhones are only rarely thoroughly updated, but on the other hand, it also suits the brand well. The iPhone 3Gs is the third generation Apple iPhones after the iPhone 2G and iPhone 3G. The latter is identical to the Apple iPhone 3Gs. If you place the iPhone 3G and the iPhone 3Gs side by side, there is no difference. Other than the speed, the digital compass, the higher resolution digital camera and the video function, there are no new additions, and the difference is found only in the actual software. This is good news for iPhone 3G owners, since they can use a firmware update via iTunes for their phone to make the device also suitable for copy / paste, the new search function and many other useful features.

Apple iPhone 3Gs reviewed!

Apple iPhone 3Gs reviewed!

 

Apple iPhone 3Gs smartphone review

Apple iPhone 3Gs smartphone review

Apple iPhone 3Gs phone packaging

The packaging of this new Apple iPhone 3Gs handset has remained virtually the same. The already compact packaging has now shrunk even further, and a silver-lined S, which stands for speed, has been added to the type name. Furthermore, a picture of the Apple iPhone 3Gs smartphone is displayed on the front, whilst the Apple logo can be found on the side, just like the text displayed in silver. Opening a sealed packaging is always a good feeling, and as soon as the top cover is removed, the Apple iPhone 3Gs becomes visible.

Apple iPhone 3Gs test

Apple iPhone 3Gs test

First impression of the iPhone 3Gs phone

Because of the decreased size of the packaging, the Apple iPhone 3Gs mobile phone is placed tightly in a hard plastic niche, and it just about fits in there. When the phone is removed, we find the accessories underneath, just like is the case for the iPhone 3G; a charger, a data cable and a headset. The Apple iPhone 3Gs phone has a decent size, a neat front side with only one key, and a shiny black back. In other words, Apple has made no changes to the appearance of the cell phone compared to the iPhone 3G.

 

Apple iPhone 3Gs earphones

Apple iPhone 3Gs earphones

Apple iPhone power adapter

Apple iPhone power adapter

Apple iPhone USB cable

Apple iPhone USB cable

 
 
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