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It seems that the first iPhone 3G S unboxing photos have been posted to the Chinese version of Engadget.com. The images show the new 32GB iPhone 3G S unboxed and demoed with compass and voice control applications. Apple will be officially releasing the iPhone 3G S on June 19th.

Physically, the iPhone 3G S is identical to the iPhone 3G but offers a number of internal improvements including the digital compass (shown above), video recording, faster processor and graphics chips.

Update: The original images have been pulled and we've been nicely asked to remove them for now.

Article Link: First iPhone 3G S Unboxing Photos Showing Compass and Voice Control
 

edge540

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May 10, 2004
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What the heck! I want mine NOW!!! :p
But its ok for me to wait, I've only waited for 2 years now... whats another 8 days
 

fr00b

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Mar 31, 2009
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Sweeeeet. Shame Apple never went ahead with the matte finish on the back tho. :(
 

Jai.Mac

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Jul 11, 2008
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That looks great! I see as previously indicated the packaging is smaller, and it also seems that the text at the back of the phone (i.e. iPhone, serial numbers) seems to be a bolder brighter color similar to the apple logo as opposed to the current 3Gs faint grey color.
 

Pete99

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Oct 13, 2008
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How are you meant to take screen shots now without it going to the voice control app?
 

bklyn bruiser

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Jul 14, 2008
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I heard that the 3Gs comes with the charging dock like the 1st Gens did. Anyone has any idea all what comes in the box??
 

Jai.Mac

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Jul 11, 2008
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Well I believe to launch voice control you must press and HOLD the home button for a few seconds, taking a screenshot involves quickly pressing both the home button and sleep/wake button, I assume requiring this will also allow you to still use the home button for ipod control/phone favorites.
 

iTzChasE

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Dec 31, 2008
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How are you meant to take screen shots now without it going to the voice control app?

To take a screen shot you hit Lock + Home button. Voice control is Holding down just the home button. I think. Yeah.
 

kjs862

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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)

can't wait to see the reviews on the anti finger print screen.
 

caliguy

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I heard that the 3Gs comes with the charging dock like the 1st Gens did. Anyone has any idea all what comes in the box??

In the box:

iPhone 3G S
Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic
Dock Connector to USB Cable
USB Power Adapter
Documentation
SIM eject tool
 

jeffmo

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Jun 8, 2009
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Awesome!! Can't wait for FedEx on the 19th!!

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co-sign!
 

jabooth

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Feb 28, 2006
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Anyone know any chineese?

I just wanna know if its as swift in operation as it appears in Apple's demo video..
 

SatanLover

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Nov 28, 2008
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omg it looks so much different then the 3g. where is the video of the operating system in action? i want to see how much faster it actually is
 

FSMBP

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So how long til Video recorder/Voice Control coming to older iPhones?;)

I would assume since it's just a software limitation, someone will find a way around it.
 

BLACK MAC

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I soo want one one! But can't upgrade till July! I hope there isn't problems like the 3G had at launch. I mean in terms of build quality.
 

Habakuk

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Might just be the picture, but the back looks a little less shiny & a littler warmer of a black.

Or not? :p I dunno

Esp. the back looks really... uhm... strange. Look at the other photos (there are 19) at the Chinese site:

http://cn.engadget.com/2009/06/10/iphone-3g-s-hands-on/

Some strange reflections maybe. Or the material is difficult to photograph? Looks rather different that the "old" iPhone 3G. At the first glance I thought the phone must be in a silk bag or something because of the visible folds.
 
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