How Do We Known 3G or 3GS

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  1. iphonetoday macrumors regular

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    Currently apple no longer selling iphone 3G white Color in apple.com

    8 GB = black

    3GS

    16/32 GB black and white

    So if we buy iphone 3GS and they ship it 3G 16 white color how do we know
    that is not 3GS phone that we buy . Is there any sign in iphone show that
    3G and 3GS ?

    not including the box outside or space inside the phone

    thanks
     
  2. DEdwards2204 macrumors member

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  4. swr2000 macrumors member

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    Um, look at the iphone label on the back. 3GS is more pronounced.
     
  5. dissdnt macrumors 65816

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    From the outside impossible to really tell, although the text is a little brighter. They should have wrote iPhone 3G S on the back, oh well.

    I guess in settings/about you can check the model number again a regular 3G
     
  6. iphonetoday thread starter macrumors regular

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    This not really help , is nice if they design logo 3GS back of iphone so people could regconize which one 3g or 3gs
     
  7. DEdwards2204 macrumors member

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    The serial codes are different too. It can tell you the date that it was made. If it's after June 8th, it is a 3G S. (Not sure if they put them into production and stopped 16GB 3G production on the eighth or days after.)
     
  8. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    The logo on the back is pretty clear, also the 3gs has apps the 3g does not have. Home screen will show exactly what model it is with the exclusion or inclusion of these apps.
     
  9. RTiii320 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, The lettering is very noticeable to anyone that has seen the two. Also the obvious if it's a 32GB then it's of course a 3G S⃣ and if its a 8GB then it's a 3G.
     
  10. pooryou macrumors 65816

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    I don't understand the question, why couldn't you look at the box or turn on the phone itself?
     
  11. megapopular macrumors 6502a

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    If the bottom writing is in chrome, you're looking at a 3GS. 'Nuff said.
     
  12. Drewsky87 macrumors 6502

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    Check the brighter writing on the back, compass app, voice control, and whether or not video is enabled in the camera app.
     
  13. imac george macrumors member

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    i think the camera aperture is smaller on the gs.
     
  14. EvilDoc macrumors 6502a

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    I think the real question is why wouldn't you be able to look at the box or the back of the phone to identify an iPhone? Neither Apple or AT&T sell the iPhone wrapped in brown paper bag ;)
     
  15. tylertech macrumors regular

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    But think about how simple it would be to take 2 different phones with minor differences and put them in the wrong box.
     
  16. Nermal Moderator

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    But then they wouldn't have been able to rename it to 3GS!
     
  17. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    I think Macworld pointed out the chrome lettering (same color as the Apple logo) as the main distinguishing factor, as well as an 8GB or 32GB capacity. For 16GB, go with the chrome or check the model number (a harder way).
     
  18. LePigeonBleu macrumors 6502

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    get a load of that crap. good call ;)
     
  19. iphonetoday thread starter macrumors regular

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    this will help china could make up fake iphone 3gs easily and selling online

    they might upgrade firmware 3.0 and say that was 3gs 16 GB sometime
    dump people don't check information of iphone and just buy it
     
  20. gloss macrumors 601

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    Y'all better correct your signatures.
     
  21. citron230 macrumors 6502a

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    just tell everyone you have a 3GS; that way they'll know.
     
  22. ecks618 macrumors 6502

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  23. raxxal macrumors member

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    The 3G S has the compass and video camera. The 3G do not have those goodies.
     
  24. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Yep, just see if it has the video camera.
     

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