is this an iPhone 3G or 3GS? and also, it worth to use as an iPod?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by aifon, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. aifon macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2014

    Hi guys, my current iphone is the 4 with 8Gb. I'm really happy with them and I just saw a 2nd hand one (on the photo) with 16Gb. I have a speaker with Bluetooth, and my idea is use that iPhone as an iPod with that Bluetooth speaker. the phone works, is the 16Gb model and the price is AU$20. it's looked so I have to jailbreak if I buy it.

    do you think that is the 3GS?
    and is a good idea use it as an iPod Bluetooth for AU$20?

    thanks guys
  2. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

    aPple nErd

    Feb 12, 2012
    Jailbreaks/IOS Hacks
    whats the model number? can't quite make it out.
  3. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    That appears to be a 3Gs. They're still good devices. Just don't expect any great amounts of speed out of them when running later versions of iOS.
  4. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030


    Jun 12, 2011
    Its a 3GS. The font on the back of the iPhone 3GS was silver like the Apple logo. The 3G's text was gray and dull.
  5. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    Yes it makes for a good iPod. I was using one for my car not too long ago.
  6. aifon thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2014
    sorry I can't see the number too :/ (I'm far of the shop) I don't spect speed, I just want to use the 16gb to put music and listen them using their Bluetooth with my little speaker.
    ok I'll go to the shop again and if still there I'll buy it :) thanks!
  7. Traverse macrumors 604


    Mar 11, 2013
    A 3GS would work fine as a basic iPod. I think on iOS 6 you can download the last compatible version of apps, but iOS 6 really slows it down.

    I would love to have one just for nostalgia reasons.
  8. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    I had a 3GS for a couple of years. When I first got it I used it as a WiPhone (Talkatone for SMS/Calls and Messages app for iMessage, all over WiFi).

    I had it jailbroken on iOS 6.1 when I gave it up to a friend. Little slow, but it worked just fine und iOS 6. It was operating as a media device and game machine for my kids before I gave it up.

    Now, it's being used as a regular phone.

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