iPhone 3G S
The design of the iPhone 3G S is unchanged from the iPhone 3G.
After shooting videos with the iPhone 3G S's upgraded camera, you can trim your clips right on the display.
Hold down the home button to activate the Voice Control feature. You can make calls and activate the iPod player.
The compass feature will point you north. It will integrate with the Google Maps feature.
The cut, copy, and paste feature is long overdue. The interface is simple and user-friendly, and it works across all applications including notes, e-mails, messages, and text on Web pages. To access the feature, just double-tap on the desired text. You then can move the grab points to select as much, or as little, text as you'd like. Choose the "cut" or "copy" option, open a new document, and tap the "paste" button. If you make a mistake, you can undo your action by shaking the iPhone.
The landscape keyboard is particularly welcome. It works across all applications including e-mail, notes, and text messaging.
iPhone OS 3.0 adds functionality to forward text messages and delete single messages in a thread. It works quite similar to what we have now in the e-mail folder.
And in another first, you can view your e-mails, text-message threads, and contacts in landscape mode. That's very welcome indeed.
When using the text-messaging app, a small camera icon now appears next to your writing area. After tapping it, you have the choice to take a new photo or send an existing shot. Also, you can initiate a picture message from the photo gallery.
After selecting the photo, your image appears in the writing area. Once AT&T turns on MMS later this summer, you'll need to just click the send button to fire off your message.
To access the new search function, swipe your finger to the right from the home screen. After inputting a search term with the onscreen keyboard, you'll get results from your contacts list, messaging and e-mail folders, iTunes library, and calendar. Alternately, you can go directly to search or the camera by changing preferences for the Home button.
iPhone OS 3.0 finally adds the option of inviting contacts to meetings. This is a feature other smartphones have had for a long time. You also can forward contacts to friends and colleagues.
The iPhone gets a native app for voice memos. Relying on paid third-party apps is no longer necessary. It's easy-to-use and accessible directly from the home screen.
After snapping a picture with the camera, a small image appears in the lower-left corner of the viewfinder when snapping our next shot. Tapping that image will then take you to a photo gallery.
If you tap and hold on a Web link in the Safari browser, a new menu will appear with choices to open the link, open it in another page, save an image, or copy the link.
In the iTunes Music store you can download audiobooks and textbooks. Also, you can now redeem gift cards in the iTunes App store.
Also, you can rent movies right in the iTunes store. And back in the music, OS 3.0 adds a shake to shuffle feature.
In the Settings menu you'll find a variety of parental controls.
The new upgrade adds support for several more languages.
The Stocks app adds news headlines for each ticker symbol. You also can get information such as the market capitalization, the 52-week low, and the 52-week high. You'll also be able to see the charts in landscape mode.