In the apple store...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Mjmar, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Mjmar macrumors 65816

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    I'm typing on the 3gs right now. My god this thing is like a bullet! I was iffy on getting it, but I'm 100% sold now. I'm on the cell network and it feels like I'm on wifi. All I can say is wow. :eek:
     
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  5. Mjmar thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Not sure exactly, but people are still walking out with them so I'm assuming they're still in stock.
     
  6. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    3G S doesn't improve your network connectivity... You're sold on a misconception.
     
  7. dlmart2 macrumors 6502a

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    in some areas it does. AT&T increased their 3G speeds in some cities, and the iPhone 3Gs can take advantage of these speeds.
     
  8. macAttack09 macrumors newbie

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    your in the apple store i am going to go out on a limb and say that you are 100% connected to the instore WIFI .
     
  9. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    Straight from Apple website: http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs-3g.html

    3G

    Cellular and wireless

    * UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    * GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    * Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
    * Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR

    3G S

    Cellular and wireless

    * UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    * GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    * Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
    * Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR

    Again, it's a misconception. There isn't improvement in network connectivity, this isn't an upgrade from Edge to 3G.
     
  10. Lancetx macrumors 68000

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    He isn't if he turned wi-fi off...
     
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  12. redking31591 macrumors 6502

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    maybe apple is using a better chipset that latches on to the 3G signals better.
     
  13. Aranince macrumors 65816

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    Actually, a majority of the load time was just safari rendering the page. Since the processor has been sped up quite a bit...Safari is rendering the web pages faster.
     
  14. Blackforge macrumors 6502

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    All you're showing is what frequencies it supports on UMTS/HSDPA, GSM/EDGE, etc. This does not mention the new radio in the 3GS that does support 7.2 Mb (where available). A better radio can increase your performance, not to mention processor and memory bumps...
     
  15. dlmart2 macrumors 6502a

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    You are posting specs of the phone.. not AT&T's wireless speeds.

    http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/052709-att-increase-3g.html


     
  16. redking31591 macrumors 6502

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    That sounds quite plausible. They did show that javascript chart at wwdc that showed rendering improvements over the 3G
     
  17. spencecb macrumors 6502a

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    No, it's not EDGE to 3 G, it's 3G 3.2 Mbs to 7.5Mbs. That's a pretty big difference. I realize it's not out in all areas yet, but it is coming.
     
  18. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    Where's the documentation showing this upgrade? I am speaking in terms of network connectivity alone.

    Edit: nevermind, I found the documentation.
     
  19. sgrizzle macrumors member

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    iPhone 3GS will do 7.2M 3G and it's predecessor only does 3.6

    Most cities don't have 7.2 installed yet though.
     
  20. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Ding ding ding. We have a winner.

    Did NO ONE else here watch the review videos that showed the 3GS killing the 3G in web loading times on the same wifi connection?

    Come on, people. This has been well documented. I can't believe the OP is getting beat up over something that was proven a couple of days ago!

    YES, the 3GS loads web sites faster, even when the connection speed is the same.
     
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  22. Mjmar thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Nope, not a misconception at all... I compared it to my moms 3g in the same place, and the 3gs was faster without a doubt. I do believe it's due to processor speed.
     

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