If I didn't upgrade to 3G in the first place, why would I want to buy 3GS?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hojoon0724, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. hojoon0724 macrumors regular

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    I'm still using the original iPhone and I didn't get 3G last summer.

    The only difference to 3G was the faster internet which I didn't really cared for.

    Can anyone point out why I would want to buy a 3GS?

    What was Apple thinking?
     
  2. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    There's a lot of reasons, have you actually seen the Keynote?
     
  3. AsianChexMix macrumors regular

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    If you don't jailbreak it, no MMS or video. Lower quality camera (if that matters). Memory space. Just to name a few.
     
  4. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Have you paid one bit of attention in the past two years?

    First of all, the iPhone 3G also has a GPS chip. Huge difference if you want to geotag a photo or use one of the geocaching apps. Aside from that, there weren't too many big upgrades, but some of the 3.0 stuff is only available on a phone with 3G.

    As far as the 3G S, wowsers. Faster CPU, more RAM, longer battery life, more megapixels in the camera with autofocus, Nike+, the volume control on your earbuds, a 32GB model. I know all this and I didn't even watch the keynote.
     
  5. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Maybe you shouldn't?


    If you're happy with your edge iPhone keep it!
     
  6. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816

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    Wait, you have an original and you are wondering "why upgrade?"

    Let's see:

    3G Additions:

    EDGE vs. the newer faster 3G.
    GPS
    MMS

    3GS Additions:

    Twice the Processing power.
    Video
    Compass
    Voice Commands
    3MP Camera with Auto Focus vs. 2MP Camera with Fixed Focus

    Just to name a few things you will be missing out on.

    But hey, if you dont want to upgrade, can you get a 3GS anyway at the discount and let me buy it from you? :D
     
  7. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    Exactly...

    Though you'll need to watch it, Snow Leopard is looking nice! Though two of the guys that speak have these thick accents that it's sometime hard to understand what they're saying.
     
  8. ryvetted macrumors member

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