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Apple iPhone 3GS

The iPhone 3GS doesn't make the same grand leap that the iPhone 3G made from the first-generation model, but the latest Apple handset is still a compelling upgrade for some users. The iPhone 3GS is faster and we appreciate the new features and extended battery life, but call quality and 3G reception still need improvement.

By Jun. 16, 2009

4 stars Editor's rating Jun. 16, 2009

iPhone 3GS fades into the sunset

The smartphone that entered the market in June 2009 is discontinued in wake of the iPhone 5's debut.

By Sep. 13, 2012


The pitfalls of buying an iPhone 3GS

The iPhone 3GS for AT&T is attractively priced at $49, but a slower processor, possible compatibility issues, and the inability to take advantage of newer features are some of the reasons consumers should give it a second thought.

By Jul. 22, 2011


Developer ports Siri to iPhone 3GS

A follow-up to 9to5Mac's report on developer Steven Troughton-Smith's porting of Siri to an iPhone 4 reveals that another developer, Ryan Petrich, has created a scenario for Siri to function on an iPhone 3GS, though performance is not very good.

By Nov. 7, 2011


Apple tipped to ditch iPhone 3GS, redesign iPod touch

Apple is tipped to ditch the iPhone 3GS, while a new iPod touch is rumoured to debut alongside the iPhone 5.

By Sep. 10, 2012


Apple could drop iPhone 3GS next week, says report

With the debut of the iPhone 5, Apple is likely to discontinue the 3GS and offer the 8GB iPhone 4 for free, according to The Telegraph.

By Sep. 7, 2012


AT&T raises iPhone 3GS price...to 99 cents

In a curious and unexplained move, the telecommunications giant modestly increases the price of its low-end iPhone. That's probably not going to stop the demand.

By Nov. 18, 2011


Analyst: 18.8M iPhone 3GS to iPhone 4S upgrades

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, based on sales and upgrade data, thinks that nearly 19 million customers with the iPhone 3GS will upgrade to the iPhone 4S this year.

By Oct. 12, 2011


Best Buy offers iPhone 3GS for free--for a day

If you think $49 was too much for the older iPhone, does free get your attention? If so, Best Buy would like to see you today.

By Aug. 22, 2011


AT&T to sell iPhone 3GS for $49

The older iPhone 3GS gets a $50 discount from the carrier. Apple itself still lists the smartphone for $99, at least for now.

By Jan. 6, 2011