The new iPhone
June 9, 2009 3:13am CST
The new iPhone will release on June 19 (cNet released an article concerning it). I have always been a fan of Apple's products interesting, but I am not sure I really like this one. There is no insurance on it, I have heard the internet does not go nearly as fast it claims, you can only have one application up at once, and did I mention no insurance on a $200 phone? Do not get me wrong, I do like playing around on friend's iPhones but I don't know if I'd invest in one. Has anyone hear invested in one or plans on getting the new iPhone whenever it's released? Why do you or don't you like the phone?
• United States
9 Jun 09
I currently have a iPhone first generation (8gb). This phone is actually quite good but lacks a good camera and doesn't have flash. Also the resolution is only 480x360 as of today, which although higher than most phones is no longer the highest as all new smartphones are coming out with resolutions at 640x360. The new iphone 3GS has some minor improvements on the surface such as 32GB storage memory and digital compass, video recording (30fps), etc, but it there's no memory card slot, and you can't just buy it like that for the prices listed. It's alot more expensive if you want to buy it unsubsidized.. almost $700. which although is the price of most new smartphones isn't particular worth if for the iPhone. The operating system can run more than one application at a time, i don't know where you heard it can only run 1. You could only have one application on the screen at a time just like any other phone. But all phones work this way. The program you used last will go to the background and wait there until you open it back again but this time it will open faster, provided that it wasn't designed to shutdown on close (but there are ways around this by installing cydia and then using the backgrounder tool) where you can force an application to remain in memory (provided that there is sufficient memory avialable left on the device). the o/s automatically closes any non essential apps in background to free mem for new applications to run. the iPhone though, I think still has the most powerful 3d processor so far. Games on it run much smoother than the series 60 smartphones like nokia n97 and samsung omnia hd i8910. I am guessing they use a more powerful power-vr chip in the iphones/itouch. the iphone though, now has less ram than the i8910, can't record 720p hd video, doesn't have a 8mpx camera, has a slower 416mhz processor (compared to 600mhz), etc. I'm leaning towards the samsung i8910hd this time around...