With over one million iPhone 3GS units sold in the first three days, there's no shortage of opinion as to Apple's successes in their latest smartphone. We've covered the basics in our hands-on first-impressions piece; with a few more days of intensive use under our belt, has the iPhone 3GS proved its worth?
The iPhone 3GS' striking physical similarity to the last-gen 3G came as a mild disappointment back at the WWDC, but we've come to appreciate the stability. It underscores the evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, nature of this update and, perhaps more importantly, it means accessories acquired for the iPhone 3G will still have a place with the new 3GS. For a device introduced halfway through the contract agreement of its predecessor, that sort of continuity was pretty much necessary if there was to be any hope encouraging existing owners to upgrade. We do wish that Apple had been a little more imaginative with the finish, however; a matte coating, perhaps slightly rubberized, would differentiate the new handset while not demanding reinvestment in car-kits, cases and cradles.
The first new US iPhone 3GS users are picking up their handsets today, and SlashGear is among them. We've been down at the Apple Store in NYC this morning, and have been eagerly playing with the new smartphone to see whether all the hype was worth it. For the moment we'll put aside any arguments about whether it's too expensive to upgrade or comes on your carrier of choice;
read on for our iPhone 3G S first-impressions. Update: iPhone 3GS Review
If the LG Decoy's integrated Bluetooth headset appealed, but the phone itself didn't, then pay attention: MoGo are planning to release a range of new hard cases that will include a super-slim Bluetooth earpiece. Initially released as an iPhone 3G (or iPhone 3G S) case, the MoGo Talk not only stores but recharges in the dock.
Video demo after the cut