Is the time of the iPhone 3GS runs out? In the store shelves already in use but not: even the Apple smartphone from the year expected in 2009 calls and messages in many pockets. Even after release of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s for many prospective buyers have resorted to 3GS - simply because of the much lower price. Thanks to rounded back it is even better in the hand than newer models. But, it has 480&# 215; 320 pixels long not as good a display as the successor, the camera quality is much worse and performance significantly lower.
GPS, an accelerometer, electronic compass and voice control (but not the intelligent Siri) are integrated, however, three-axis gyroscope and front camera for video telephony missing.
iPhone 3GS with iOS 5 or 6 but not iOS 7
Originally, the iPhone 3GS with the operating system iOS 5 was delivered - an upgrade to iOS 6 but is possible (and recommended). Among the useful features of iOS 5 include:
- Phone, address, web browser, calculator, and the like are of course.
- The updated Mail program brings with formatting options.
- With iMessage SMS merges with a chat service.
- The iCloud connectivity allows data exchange online.
The Top 10 iOS 6 innovations include among others Cloud Tabs, privacy settings, and photo streams.
On iOS 7, we have to give up the iPhone 3GS unfortunately - but that has come already older smartphone supports the latest operating system from Apple no longer (See: iOS 7 compatibility).
Buy iPhone 3GS yet?
The missing iOS 7 is an argument against buying a used an iPhone 3GS - after all, by an increasing number of apps are no longer supported. Anyone who wants to call in the first place, mailing, chatting and listening to music, which is likely to submit iPhone 3GS. Anyone considering a purchase, should our iPhone comparison tables consult and consider what features appear in person necessary and which are not.
The suggested retail price for new equipment was recently 369 euros (iPhone 3GS with 8 GB of memory).Manufacturerdescription ofSebastian Trepesch
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