Why the iPhone 3GS is my favorite iPhone

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  1. venomgt95 macrumors 6502

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    I did not write this article, but this guy could NOT have described the reasoning better. I full heartedly agree with everything he says. Take a read.

    http://danielnitsche.com/3gs/
     
  2. ninaco macrumors 6502

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    The article's over two years old. Maybe he's changed his mind since then. :D
     
  3. venomgt95 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Im sure he still appreciates the 3GS, but time takes it's toll. Besides, regardless if he's changewd his mind, im using the article as a reflection of my current thoughts and feelings about the phone. Thankfully, for me, my 3GS is still 100%. Battery isnt the best anymore (obviously) and its on its 3rd screen, but its still chugging along :)
     

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  4. Nipommu macrumors regular

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    Greatest design for me was the 4. Nothing beats dumb slabs of glass and stainless steel tbh not even full aluminum. Of course aluminum is better than plastic but holding a nice weighed glass/hard metal can't be beat. Only if they can make it by today's standards which is thinner. Glass front/back with stainless steel band with rounded edges...would buy in a heart beat.
     
  5. kargurin macrumors regular

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    Read: "I have no money to upgrade."

    He doesn't compare it to anything else. Possibly because he can't. Sorry, just a dumb column. Reminds me of a writer profile segment on television where the subject argues that he still uses a typewriter because the physical manipulation of the key's is 'writing.' It's interesting in the same way that odd things are interesting.
     
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  7. venomgt95 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I dunno. I just like the phone alot.
     
  8. kargurin macrumors regular

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    Your Apple stable of products is interesting.
     
  9. noobinator macrumors 601

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    At least there's about 20 different ways to listen to music if he so chooses!
     
  10. venomgt95 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well thank you, i think? haha Tomorrow i'll be adding a 120GB iPod Classic to my collection.
     
  11. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    If he had a newer phone that proved durable enough he would feel the same way about that product.

    For me the screen resolution overrides all of his factors.
     
  12. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    Since that article was written in October of 2013, lets hope that he has found something much better by now. I didn't read the article as soon as I saw the date it was written.

    I still have a working 3GS and the last time I turned it on and used it, it's slowness was enough to make me put it down and never want to touch it again. It' had about 30 app updates to do and this was about six months ago. I set it down so it could do those updates so painstakingly slow over WiFi because who has a full sized SIM card these days to put in the thing.

    It was a good iPhone for what it was when it WAS the current iPhone.
     
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  14. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    All of the points he's stating make perfect sense... given that he has nothing to compare it to. The 3Gs was my first smartphone too and I was also using one in October 2013 (when this article was written), but having since moved on to the 5s and currently 6, picking up a 3Gs again (I still have a working one in my drawer) it's a joke compared to modern devices. The tiny screen combined with the low resolution is not good.
     
  15. venomgt95 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The point of this wasnt to compare it to anything, it's to merely show my appreciation for such a good device. You are entitled to your opinions, of course. But you're all taking this out of context.
     
  16. geta macrumors 6502a

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    He's points in the article still valid for other older models as well, not only for the 3Gs. Thats why there are ppl that still using 3Gs\4\4s, they getting the job done even if its not the fastest, greatest or the latest phone around - its all about your needs.

    For that reason im still using my old 4s, its doing everything i need and not coz i cant afford new one... maybe when the new 4" model will come out i will change my mind and upgrade my phone :rolleyes:
     
  17. joeblow7777, Jan 6, 2016
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    joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    I get that, but he's basically just saying how awesome his phone is for not breaking yet. Some of his points are interesting though, for instance:

    "each upgrade makes it feel like I have a new phone, and reminds me of the experience of adding RAM or a new graphics card to a computer. There is something rewarding about a fresh start."

    Lately everyone has been complaining that iOS updates (intentionally) cripple old devices, and more than one poster has stated that they don't dare go past one major update beyond what their device shipped with.

    And:

    "And, unlike with a laptop or desktop device, speed is rarely a concern, because if I’m on my phone it means I’m killing time already, so I don’t feel the need to kill time more efficiently"

    I don't really agree with his logic here.
     
  18. Costino1 macrumors 6502

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    I gave my iPad (1st gen) to my mom a few years ago.

    When I go there I sometimes pick it up and play with it for a quick second. But quickly put it down since it feels like a sluggish dinosaur whenever I try to do even the simplest of tasks, such as viewing a webpage or watching a YouTube video.
     
  19. kargurin macrumors regular

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    Yes, BTW....I don't know how you can read a webpage, even mobile version, on a tiny screen (and yes I put the 5 in that category). And webpage developers I believe now develop for a certain level of phone quality (screen size/download speed/processing power). So it becomes a real chore to read a webpage on a tiny screen/scrawny processor. If you want minimum functionality with smartphones you can get away with the old stuff but most don't want minimum functionality.
     
  20. imanidiot macrumors 6502a

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    You feel compelled to start a thread about why you like a 6-year old smartphone? You need to tell people this? Why? You still like it, that's great. But why feel compelled to announce it to the world? Good grief.
     
  21. Goatllama macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe the better thing would be to send your happiness to Apple via their feedback. This forum is not used to people being happy with products. ;)

    I know how you feel, though. My phone (the incomparable LG Dare) is now 7 years old, I sent LG a happy letter which was unfortunately responded to as though I had a problem – ironically a similar issue we're seeing when you post your happiness here. However, I did tweet to them and got back a 'flexing bicep' emoji. Good enough for me! :D

    All I know, is that people who design these things, or if I personally designed something, it would make me incredibly happy to get some kind words about it.
     
  22. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    So was Pong!
     
  23. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    IMO, Nintendo really is still great. Perhaps not what they used to be, but no one makes a handheld game console like them, and a lot of their exclusive titles still have a draw to the more die-hard Nintendo fans like myself.
     
  24. bufffilm, Jan 6, 2016
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    So what.

    Before I got the 6s, I was using a flip-phone for over 10 years...one phone, the same phone all that time.

    If the 3GS does it for you...then good. But hardly noteworthy and probably you're not the only one.

    So again......so what.
     
  25. poematik13 macrumors 6502a

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    This article is silly. Running your personal info through apps that can't be updated because of an obsolete phone / OS is a huge security risk, and on top of that, the screen resolution on anything pre-iPhone 5 is ****ing horrid. And I can't even imagine possibly ever surviving on a 3G connection, YIKES.
     

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