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.
The smartphone that entered the market in June 2009 is discontinued in wake of the iPhone 5's debut.
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.
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.
Apple is tipped to ditch the iPhone 3GS, while a new iPod touch is rumoured to debut alongside the iPhone 5.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The older iPhone 3GS gets a $50 discount from the carrier. Apple itself still lists the smartphone for $99, at least for now.