iPhone 3G[S] not a significant upgrade?

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  1. iArrudaG macrumors regular

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    I've been reading a lot of posts and around the net (not just here) that say that the iPhone 3G is not a significant upgrade. Everyone is saying how dissapointed they are that there is not much that is new. My belief is that people think the 3G is not a significant upgrade just because it looks the same. If you think about it, everyone went crazy for the 3G when it was released, but really the only major differences were 3G, A-GPS, the casing, and maybe even the headphone jack. Now, the 3G is released with a faster processor, more RAM, better camera, voice-control, etc. and everyone is writing it off just because it looks the same.

    What are your thoughts?
     
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    Im sorry to say this but please search this has really be posted about one million times...
     
  3. TSX macrumors 68030

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    Double RAM, and faster processor. What else do u want?
     
  4. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

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    Those things make it a much more significant upgrade, imo, than the iPhone 3G. The 2.0 graphics (forgot exact name) as well will make the iPhone and iPhone 3G obsolete quickly in the app market.
     
  5. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    attention?
     
  6. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    It's the biggest update the iphone has yet to see.

    Some people only give a damn about looks because they are morons.
     
  7. =MuLti-CeLL= macrumors 6502a

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    A 'downgrade' is you ask me.

    Yea I know, I know, reception is supposedly better through plastic. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816

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    Twice the RAM
    Twice the CACHE
    More Processor Power
    Video Camera
    Voice Control
    Compass
    Headphones with Volume Control
    1 Extra MP on the Camera
    Auto Focus
    Better Batter Life

    I tried to convince my self last week that this was not a good upgrade for the price.

    I failed.

    This upgrade blows the 3G upgrade out of the water.
     
  9. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    So true. If the iPhone back would have changed, people would have called it a major update.

    The 3G S is the biggest iPhone update ever.

    The original iPhone or 3G cannot compare at all. 3G S is way superior.

    The 3G hardware doesn't stand a chance compared to the 3G S.

    I'll be ready for the topics when people complain about the new video games or apps that don't run well on the 3G iPhone.
     
  10. iArrudaG thread starter macrumors regular

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    you read my mind
     
  11. TSX macrumors 68030

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    If your mad that it doesn't look different, then you have it backwards. Id rather have better and faster HARDWARE than anything.
     
  12. kas23 macrumors 603

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    So, are you suggesting 13+ million people plus people buying the 8GB 3G being sold by Apple right now are going to left with obsolete phones?
     
  13. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    well pretty much...... just the same as when you buy a macbook one day and the next day its a macbook pro?
     
  14. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    No, but it won't run as well. Of course it'll work, but it might lag some.
     
  15. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, it's the first spec update for the iPhone in two years. That is unheard of in the tech world.

    Imagine if a MacBook Pro wasn't updated for two years, and then it got twice the ram, double the CPU speed (I know the clock frequency isn't double, but everything I've read about the new CPU says it blows away the original one), and twice the hard drive space -- would you still call it an insignificant upgrade?

    This upgrade shows that the iPhone has really evolved into a mature platform.
     
  16. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    That's definitely the deal-breaker. I don't think I can live without a compass in my phone.
     
  17. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

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    Yes...

    Alright, in all reality, I mean that the old iPhone's are going to become more and more unsupported. At first, we will only see this in games (and mainly in games through time) but I will bet that a significant amount of apps by next year will use the new framework.
     
  18. kas23 macrumors 603

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    Remember, these are average Apple customers, home of the "I'm not buying it if the apple on the back doesn't light up" crowd.

    And if you don't think Apple customers worry about looks, go to your local Apple Store and look at the customers around you.
     
  19. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    hummm... honestly I don't think I would buy a mac if the apple didn't light up
     
  20. Jimmy James macrumors 68030

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    QFT
     
  21. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    Sarcasm?
     
  23. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    Quoted for Truth
     
  24. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    ahh ok.. still have no idea what that means lol.. its late
     
  25. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    QFT

    Yes. I guess it's a cool feature but I find it amusing that someone would include it in a list of reasons why the 3GS is a huge upgrade over the 3G.
     

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