The BIG Apple iPhone 3G 'S' Discussion

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  1. DiGiTaL MoNkEY

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    Telstra: http://www.telstra.com.au/mobile/phones/iphone/pricing.html
    • Coverage Map: http://www.telstra.com.au/mobile/networks/coverage/maps.cfm


    Optus: https://personal.optus.com.au/web/o...HS&FP=/personal/mobile/iphone3G&site=personal
    • Coverage Map: http://www2.optus.com.au/


    Vodafone: http://www.vodafone.com.au/personal/iphone/3gspricing/
    • Coverage Map: http://www.vodafone.com.au/personal/services/coverage/maps/index.htm


    Three: http://www.three.com.au/iphone/pricing
    • Coverage Map: http://www.three.com.au/coveragechecker


    Virgin: https://www.virginmobile.com.au/shop/iPhone.aspx
    • Coverage Map: http://www.virginmobile.com.au/services/coverage.html


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    Home Page: http://www.apple.com/iphone/iphone-3g-s/
    Spec's Page: http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html

    • Release 19th of June 2009. Australia is expected to have it on the 26th.
    • The 3GS now supports OpenGL|ES. It also supports 7.2 Mbps HSDPA.
    • Comes in 16GB and 32GB. White and black.
    • The new 3GS includes a 3MP autofocus camera.
    • Low light sensitivity is also improved.
    • Autofocus brings in Auto Macro as well, as close as 10cm away.
    • It also captures video.
    • 30FPS VGA with auto focus, auto white balance and auto exposure.
    • Voice Control.
    • Built-in Digital Compass.
    • New Accessibility settings include a VoiceOver, which will read what you touch on the screen.
    • Built-in support for Nike+ as well.
    • Zooming, inverting audio, panning audio, it all comes included.
    • Hardware Encryption. It offers an instantaneous data wipe. And this encryption is included in iTunes, too.
    • Improved battery life.
    • $199 is 16GB version, $299 is 32GB version. (AT&T price USD)
    The iPhone 3G stays on the market for $99. (8GB. AT&T price USD)

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  2. Gazza 92

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    Looks good. Happy I waited for this to come out instead of buying the 3G.
     
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    DiGiTaL MoNkEY

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    Yay, i can still keep my existing iPhone 3G cases and not bloody buy more accessories..which is quite a surprise from apple! Its a shame 3g talk time didn't improve, but i like how wifi, video and audio did improve somewhat.
     
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    gotten any t hinner? or stayed the same while capacity increased?
     
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  5. BlkR

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    omg, no offence but the Iphone 3GS - 'S' stands for s#$%...

    they expect us to purchase this new one with video capability and slightly better megapixel camera(which is low in today standards) ???? all those faster this and faster that is really negligible... definitely not enough features to go and purchase the new one right???

    def more interested to hear about better bluetooth support, turn by turn navigation and MMS in the new OS 3.0.... but apart from that, the 'Find me Iphone' and that ZIP CAR thingy is pretty useless to us if our providers dont support that right ??? ... lol... also is that 'remote wipe thing' based on whether the Iphone has connection to wifi ??? sorry, never used Mobile Me, i just assume that it needs wifi connection for it to work lol
     
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    DiGiTaL MoNkEY

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    Looks like its physically the same. Capacity has increased.
     
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    yeh, exact same dimensions except weight bumped up a tinsy bit by 0.1 ounces.
    wonder what the Aus prices will be.
    if the improvements are vastly negligible, i might look into the 3g if the price comes down heaps.
     
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    Prices should be the same as the iPhone 3G launch, the iPhone 3G should get a price reduction...

    For people who currently have iPhone 3G's i doubt they'll be cutting their contracts short just to get one. It just looks like another revision, but visually i don't know what they could of done to make it look better anyway :D

    All i hoped for is better battery life and faster! which is what i got. The added bonus is i don't have to repurchase my cases/covers i have..which when they release a new nano or ipod, your existing cases are worthless.
     
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    well i guess we have to wait until one comes out here to see exactly the difference in speed. TO be honest, i dont find the current one slow at all ...... battery life maybe since i use the GPS on it
     
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    i actually waited out for the new revision hopin it'd be thinner. maybe its wishful thinkin but i was hopin for an iphone as thin as the 32gb ipod touch.
     
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    So was i somewhat, but if they added stuff i had doubts they could slim it down.
     
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    So should be able to pick up a 3G 8gig for < $200 after the 3GS launch?
     
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    based on At&t prices im guessing around $500AUD outright for the 8gb Iphone here ? god knows how much it would be for the 16 and 32gb ones.......
     
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    Im not up to date on the price diff between AUS and US, as far as mark ups go.
    but isnt $99 USD like $180 AUD?
    i know its late...or early depending if you are comming or going....but im lost.
     
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    i dont think its purely based on the exchange rate. there might be other factors too like different taxes etc.
     
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    Maybe go find out what mobileme really is, then make your comments, because you are completely wrong, it isn't dependent on provider at all. If works off your data connection, GSM, 3G or WIFI, be pointless if it was wifi only and depended on provider
     
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  17. Bogus Jimmy

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    OP needs to be updated. Aus release date is June 26th.

    Why are people trying to equate local pricing with US? We have 4 carriers each with own pricing.
     
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    LOL what a letdown product, why couldn't they revamp the quality to compete with a Nokia E71 and make it seem like your getting something for the price outlay for one of these things.
     
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    Loving star defense :) brings tower defense on the iphone to a whole different level
     
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    Looks great, I was planning on paying to get out of my Telstra contract early to go to Optus anyway but I guess now I'll just wait for a couple of months and make the switch then.
     

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