Apple today introduced the new iPhone 3G S featuring improved speed and performance — up to twice as fast as iPhone 3G — longer battery life, a high-quality 3 megapixel autofocus camera, easy to use video recording and hands free voice control.
With access to more than 50,000 applications from the App Store, iPhone 3G S is suggested to offer twice the capacity with a 16GB model and a new 32GB model.
“iPhone 3G S is the fastest, most powerful iPhone yet and we think people will love the incredible new features including autofocus camera, video recording and the freedom of voice control,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of WorldWide Product Marketing.
iPhone 3G S features a new 3 megapixel autofocus camera which adjusts focus, exposure, colour and contrast for the best possible image and includes an automatic macro focus for extra close up shots. It now also supports multimedia messaging.
The voice control feature in iPhone 3G S offers hands free operation for both iPhone and iPod functions. You can speak the appropriate commands into the built-in microphone or headset microphone to dial by name or number, play your favourite music by artist, album or playlist and activate the Genius feature by saying, “play more songs like this”. You can also tell iPhone to pause the music, play the next track, turn on shuffle or ask, “what’s playing right now”?
iPhone 3G S is available in Australia on 26 June with pricing announced at the launch. The new iPhone OS 3.0 software will also be available on 26 June as a free download via iTunes for all iPhone customers and as a software update for iPod touch customers for $14.95.