iPhone 3G S

iPhone 3G S OpenGL ES 2.0 support prompts App Store split concerns

iPhone 3G S OpenGL ES 2.0 support prompts App Store split concerns

A newer, more capable graphics processor in the Apple iPhone 3G S will likely prompt the App Store to segment into one version for high-performance apps, such as complex games, that will only run on the newer handset, and another version for software that still supports previous models like the iPhone 3G.  The component in question is the PowerVR SGX which, unlike the iPhone 3G's PowerVR MBX, supports Open GL ES 2.0.  That's good news for developers looking to push the boundaries of current mobile device graphics, as 2.0 supports more refined shading and textures; unfortunately, apps coded for 2.0 won't necessarily be compatible with Open GL ES 1.1.

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Apple iPhone 3G S official “guided tour” video

Apple iPhone 3G S official “guided tour” video

We know there's a lot of you out there undecided over the iPhone 3G S, and to be frank it's not the obvious game-changer many expected Apple to deliver at WWDC 2009.  Until we have hands-on experience with the phone, there's no telling quite how great the speed improvements will turn out to be; instead, we have Apple's own iPhone 3G S guided tour video.

Video tour of the iPhone 3G S after the cut

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iPhone 3G 8GB just $99; upgrade prices for 3G S announced

iPhone 3G 8GB just $99; upgrade prices for 3G S announced

If you've been thinking about an iPhone 3G and can't see yourself tempted by the specifications of the freshly-announced iPhone 3G S, now is the time to buy.  Apple intend to keep the 8GB iPhone 3G on sale alongside the iPhone 3G S, so as to "extend their audience", and to do that they've cut its price from $199 to $99.  Effective today, you can pick up a brand new iPhone 3G 8GB for under a ton; interestingly, the AT&T press release says that "options are available to purchase [the iPhone 3G 8GB, iPhone 3G S 16GB and 3G S 32GB] without a 2-year contract", though doesn't go into details.

Cut-price iPhone 3G 16GB details after the cut, plus 3G S upgrade costs

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iPhone OS 3.0 confirmed for June 17th

iPhone OS 3.0 confirmed for June 17th

If the prospect of an iPhone 3G S doesn't appeal, and you're quite happy with your iPhone 3G or iPod touch, you'll be pleased to hear that as of June 17th iPhone OS 3.0 will be available.  Apple demonstrated the new software update today at their WWDC 2009 keynote, and while much of it was a rework of the original OS 3.0 launch, there were a couple of surprises (plus upgrade costs).  Headline features include tethering, "Find My iPhone" and speedier Mobile Safari.

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iPhone 3G S official: 16GB $199, 32GB $299

iPhone 3G S official: 16GB $199, 32GB $299

Apple have announced the iPhone 3G S, a super-fast version of the iPhone 3G where the "S" stands for "Speed".  Packed into the same casing as the existing 3G model, the 3G S has a 3-megapixel camera with autofocus, auto white-balance and the ability to record VGA resolution video at 30fps.  It also supports 7.2Mbps HSDPA, network depending, and has a faster processor that, Apple say, makes everything on-average twice as fast.

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