iPhone 3GS (3rd generation) Summary

The iPhone 3GS was released in 2009

The iPhone 3GS came, in comparison to the 3G, with a much faster processor and a new camera. Therefor the “S” in the name stand for “speed”. The Cortex – A8 processor was clocked to 600 MHz and the iPhone got twice as much memory as the previous model. This increased the performance of the iPhone 3GS tremendously. The new camera, equipped with 3 megapixel, could finally record videos and got features like the auto focus and a white balance. The previously hard missing function of the MMS dispatch was now also supplied with the 3GS.

Special features / innovations of this model:

  • 3 megapixel camera
  • MMS delivery
  • Better processor

Despite the popularity of the new iPhone 3GS, other brands increased the pressure on Apple. Many touch screen device were launched on the market, which were often offered with significantly lower price. So the next step of the iPhone was a very important one for the brand. Now we know that they handled it great. The next model would change the design of the iPhone completely. You can read more about it in our iPhone 4 article.

Apple iPhone 4 – Technial data and specifications
ReleaseJune 19, 2009
Display3.5 inch, 480 x 320 pixels
CameraRear cam: 3 Megapixel
ProcessorARM Cortex-A8 Prozessor, 600MHz
Internal memory8GB, 16 or 32GB
Sensors3-axis accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Digital compass
Ambient light sensor
BatteryLithium-Ion, 3.7 V, 5.3 Wh (1,420 mAh)
12 hours Voice Call (2G), 5 hour Voice Call (3G)
300 hours standby
Data inputsDock-Connector
Multi-touch touchscreen display
Headset controls
ConnectivityGSM, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA ,WLAN, Bluetooth
Dimensions and weight11,5 x 5,8 x 0,9 cm and 140g
ParticularitiesFront cam
Mico SIM
Retina Display
3-axis gyroscope

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