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iPhone 3G S

The design of the iPhone 3G S is unchanged from the iPhone 3G.

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After shooting videos with the iPhone 3G S's upgraded camera, you can trim your clips right on the display.

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Hold down the home button to activate the Voice Control feature. You can make calls and activate the iPod player.

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The compass feature will point you north. It will integrate with the Google Maps feature.

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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.

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The landscape keyboard is particularly welcome. It works across all applications including e-mail, notes, and text messaging.

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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.

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And in another first, you can view your e-mails, text-message threads, and contacts in landscape mode. That's very welcome indeed.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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In the iTunes Music store you can download audiobooks and textbooks. Also, you can now redeem gift cards in the iTunes App store.

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Also, you can rent movies right in the iTunes store. And back in the music, OS 3.0 adds a shake to shuffle feature.

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In the Settings menu you'll find a variety of parental controls.

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The new upgrade adds support for several more languages.

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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.

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