Monday, June 08, 2009

Apple launches new iPhone 3GS and ships iPhone 3.0 software

New iPhone 3GS phone Well, I had earlier written about the new iPhone 3.0 software updates, and now that software is being shipped by Apple to general public on June 17th, 2009. Download the update from the Apple site. Earlier, it was only available as part of the updated iPhone SDK for the developers.

Also, the new iPhone 3GS version has been launched for $199 (16GB) and $299 (32GB). Also, note that the now old iPhone 3G is being sold at a revised rate of $99 (8GB).

So, what you get extra with the new iPhone 3GS hardware? In summary you get the following features:


3 megapixels
Video recording

Speed Icon Improved Performance
Video Icon Built-in video camera with editing
Voice Icon Voice Control
Compass Icon Compass

For a full list of features available with iPhone 3GS, please check Check out a guided tour of the new iPhone 3GS phone at

For a detailed side by side comparison betwen iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G, please check page at

For consumers like me, who just got their iPhone 3G when it was announced, we can rejoice that Apple is released the iPhone 3.0 software for free and it includes some cool features which I mentioned in a previous post. The summary of those features would be:


Cut, Copy & Paste

Messages Icon Messages
Search Icon Spotlight Search
Landscape Icon Landscape keyboard
Voice Memo Icon Voice Memos

If you have upgraded to the new iPhone 3.0 software or bought a new iPhone 3GS phone, please feel free to share your views.


  1. Thanks Rupak for you solid and succinct info - I am counting down the hours until I can upgrade! Take care... Dave

  2. Thanks, Dave. I just updated my iphone and enjoying the new features. I will have a follow up post.

  3. 2012 Iphone Icons1/22/2010 7:25 AM

    Nice,nice...going to try it.Thanks for detailed explanation.