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Apple have announced the new iPhone that improves on its older version, the iPhone 3G, by promising many features that were requested by iPhone users. The main addition to the Apple iPhone 3GS is speed and not only does it promise to be twice as fast as the older iPhones, but will also include a 3 Megapixel Camera, Multimedia Messaging (MMS), the Spotlight search functionality as seen on iMacs, greater battery life and the capacity has been boosted from a maximum of 16Gb to 32Gb.

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“The Apple iphone 3GS 32GB is a good sized phone and,...”

Written on: 07/01/2010 by dmarcs2k (5 reviews written)

The Apple iphone 3GS 32GB is a good sized phone and, with the new screen it looks great. The touchscreen sensitivity is spot on and, having chunky fingers, texting and just general typing really is not an issue.
Having itunes and the App Store available is fantastic. It's no hassle searching and, downloads are easy. There are applications to suit all and they are as easy to remove as they are to install.

The real downside is the battery life. If you intend to use the applications on your… Read Full Review

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Deekboats's Response to dmarcs2k's Review

Written on: 08/02/2010

I found this review very helpful because...i got to no about the battery life i will buy a extra one when i get the phone in a week

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“Hand's down the best phone you can own. Once you have...”

Written on: 04/01/2010

Hand's down the best phone you can own. Once you have stumped up the cash you never regret it.

User ability is incredibly good, its the easiest thing in the world to use. Its stable, its works and it does stuff I could of only imagined.

Don't worry about which phone to buy, just get the best and forget the rest… Read Full Review

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“I thought long and hard about getting this phone. With...”

Written on: 04/01/2010 by soupyjnr (6 reviews written)

I thought long and hard about getting this phone. With it being a complete touch screen interface and having one button, I wondered if that would annoy me. Also, my previous phone was the Sony Ericsson K800i, which had a 3.2MP camera which had a flash etc so that was a bit of a worry as well. However I can honestly say its the best phone I have ever owned and I cant see myself owning another phone except future iPhones. The interface itself is extremely easy to use, and the things you can do on… Read Full Review

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“I love it.The 3GS is my first iphone. Before i got...”

Written on: 30/12/2009 by anklet11 (2 reviews written)

I love it.The 3GS is my first iphone. Before i got this phone i had no idea how good it is. I now have everything i need in my pocket at all times e.g phone, music, email, Internet, camera, video camera. Can not recommend this phone enough. Only downside is the steep price. But now that Orange… Read Full Review

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“Amazing phone. Everything is smooth and simple, but...”

Written on: 18/12/2009

Amazing phone. Everything is smooth and simple, but still has all the advanced features anyone could want. HIGHLY recommend, though it's a touch on the pricey side… Read Full Review

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“it is really not that good it breakes really easily ”

Written on: 15/12/2009 by stephanniejed (2 reviews written)

it is really not that good it breakes really easily… Read Full Review

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Written on: 29/01/2010

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“I was really excited to be buying The i phone 3Gs, but...”

Written on: 07/12/2009

I was really excited to be buying The i phone 3Gs, but after a month of using this phone unfourtunatly it has not exceeded it's expectations Pretty bad battery life absolutly awfull camera OMG!! loads of great apps but a bit too many SO ANNOYING!! I had to trade it in for a better phone SONY ERICSSON SATIO now that a real beauty beats the Apple I phone 3GS hands down!! DO NOT GET THE APPLE I PHONE AT ALL its not worth the price trust me i have had experience with alot of smartphones i would… Read Full Review

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“The 3GS is my first iphone, and i love it. Before i...”

Written on: 04/12/2009 by rednas (3 reviews written)

The 3GS is my first iphone, and i love it. Before i got this phone i had no idea how good it is. I now have everything i need in my pocket at all times e.g phone, music, email, Internet, camera, video camera. Can not recommend this phone enough. Only downside is the steep price. But now that Orange is also in on the game hopefully that will change soon. Now that O2 does not have the monopoly on the market anymore… Read Full Review

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“Simply one of the best bits of technology ever...”

Written on: 27/11/2009 by bobbyd1 (3 reviews written)

Simply one of the best bits of technology ever invented. If you don't have one, get one - you will not regret it… Read Full Review

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“Thank you Orange for finally releasing the iPhone 3GS....”

Written on: 20/11/2009

Thank you Orange for finally releasing the iPhone 3GS. I have wanted an iPhone for a very long time but did not want to change Networks.

Orange 3G Network is the best and downloading apps and emails are extremley fast exactly what is needed for me as I use the phone for business http://www.b-a-s-s.co.uk (Discounted Car Audio, Security, Multimedia & Navigation)

The phone is amazing a bit on the expensive side if you want to buy one outright and I agree with some previous posts camera could be… Read Full Review

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“I got SLR camera with quick delivery. ”

Written on: 19/11/2009 by rajesh joshi (1 review written)

I got SLR camera with quick delivery… Read Full Review

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“Best phone I've ever owned. Can't imagine living...”

Written on: 17/11/2009 by pyro9n2 (3 reviews written)

Best phone I've ever owned. Can't imagine living without it now. Every other smartphone I've owned has been rubbish. This is a life changing device, everyone should own one… Read Full Review

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Written on: 26/01/2010

I found this review very helpful because it is ture

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“It seems that Apple released 3GS because they forgot...”

Written on: 30/09/2009 by larryjordin (24 reviews written)

It seems that Apple released 3GS because they forgot to put a GPS receiver on the 3G version?? Quite absurd if you'll ask me.
If you have the 3G version, you don't have to buy the 3GS version anymore. Aside from the built-in GPS receiver, apple added some apps. to compensate for its hefty price.
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“Apple iPhone 3GS: cant use bluetooth to send music etc...”

Written on: 25/09/2009 by handykev (1 review written)

Apple iPhone 3GS: cant use bluetooth to send music etc to other phones also cant transfer music from laptop to phone and if you want to download itunes you have to pay for them even when there supposed to be free… Read Full Review

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Written on: 19/01/2010

I found this review not helpful because... reviewers points are misleading, the facts are pretty much all wrong.

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“I got the latest Apple iPhone 3GS delivered recently....”

Written on: 07/09/2009 by tomhudson (4 reviews written)

I got the latest Apple iPhone 3GS delivered recently. Great product.

Works a lot quicker than the older model. The new Compass feature intergrated into Google Maps is a really easy to use.

Have played a few games I downloaded off the App Store. Its a great experience. The battery life is not that great to be honest, but can't complain as the USB charger comes in really handy.

Overall great phone. A bit overpriced, else would have rated it 5 stars… Read Full Review

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“I am afraid that I am going to be in the minority but...”

Written on: 02/08/2009

I am afraid that I am going to be in the minority but I hate this Apple iPhone 3GS. It looks good, there are loads of apps on it that are really cool but for the really basic things, I found it sadly lacking and have returned it.

02 network coverage left a LOT to be desired, lots of dropped calls, failure to ring out and no network coverage in some areas. Poor camera compared to Samsung i8910 for example. No separate folders for received/sent/draft messages all lumped together, no delivery… Read Full Review

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“I have last week picked up an iPhone 3GS. I was...”

Written on: 31/07/2009 by laura42 (1 review written)

I have last week picked up an iPhone 3GS. I was surprised by the quality of the device. The iPhone 3GS is a lot faster in-terms of accessing data over the internet compared to the last edition of the device… Read Full Review

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“The Iphone is in my opinion the worst phone on the...”

Written on: 24/07/2009 by Evilbungle (4 reviews written)

The Iphone is in my opinion the worst phone on the market, not for the phone itself which although a little average (Camera, Screen Res etc..) is on the higher end of most specs, However the fact that it costs three to four times the amount of a much better phone means it's value for money is practically 0.

As soon as I get a chance I am going back to HTC where the phones were just as good or better but cost a fraction of the price.

The Iphone is only for you if you care about nothing but… Read Full Review

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Excaleng's Response to Evilbungle's Review

Written on: 30/07/2009

I found this review not helpful because...the guy obviously isn't a fan of the iPhone. Not an objective view at all.

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“Pro's ”

Written on: 14/07/2009 by Frosteee (69 reviews written)

Pro's
The iPhone 3GS is even more a dream to use than previous iPhones. It's much faster to use when using applications. The 3G download speeds are very fast. The video capture is excellent - 30 frames per second so it's very smooth. The other 3GS exclusive features I haven't tried yet, such as the voice activated commands and the voice memo.

Con's
Most of the big improvements come from the iPhone 3.0 software which is also available on the iPhone 3G.

The battery life is better but… Read Full Review

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“Having bought the original iphone and the 3G, it was...”

Written on: 11/07/2009

Having bought the original iphone and the 3G, it was inevitable I would buy the 3GS. Initially, it seemed that other than the talk about the improved processor speed and the video functionality, the main improvements were attributable to the 3.0 software update. Having now owned the 3GS, I can happily say that there are significant differences between the 2 iphones. The most noticeable is the speed and this is most obvious when using the web browser, it's just so much quicker and loads web… Read Full Review

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