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Apple iPhone 3GS 16GB Smartphone - New Applications - Continued

Apple just launched the new iPhone 3GS (for Speed), but is this new iPhone worth the upgrade? - We see how it stands up against its older brothers.

| Phones in Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 26, 2009 5:01 am
TweakTown Rating: 76%Manufacturer: Apple

- MMS (Multi-Media Messaging):

 

I wish I could tell you how all this worked. Sadly AT&T is dragging their feet on implementing this for the iPhone. This is sort of strange as they have this service for just about all of their other phones. You will have to check back and see how well this works once it is turned on for us who are stuck with AT&T.

 

- Tethering:

 

Again, I was unable to test the tethering on the iPhone 3GS as AT&T is not enabling it for customers just yet.

 

- Landscape Keyboard and Search:

 

Both of these functions have been a long time coming. These two simple items should have been available with the first iPhone. Although these are not exclusive to the 3GS, they are still one of the things that I like the most and use quite a bit every day.

 

Apple iPhone 3GS 16GB Smartphone

 

Apple iPhone 3GS 16GB Smartphone

 

The search function will actually pull results from apps, contacts, music, videos; pretty much anything you have on your iPhone. It begins to work as soon as you start typing and is very fast with its results.

 

Apple iPhone 3GS 16GB Smartphone

 

- Cut, Copy, and Paste:

 

Again, one more item that should have been available from the launch of the first iPhone. But I can say that this feature has been well done in terms of usefulness and Apple managed to keep out most of the cheese.

 

Apple iPhone 3GS 16GB Smartphone

 

With the cut, copy and paste feature you simply hold your finger on the text you want to copy; a menu will pop up asking you what you are trying to accomplish. Once it picks up the highlighted text you move to the document you want to paste it into and tap the area you need the text placed. But the functionality does not stop there; you can not only copy text, but also pictures, links; pretty much anything. This is a nice extra and really does add something special to this feature.

 

Apple iPhone 3GS 16GB Smartphone

 

Apple iPhone 3GS 16GB Smartphone

 

Apple iPhone 3GS 16GB Smartphone

 

The cheesy side is that to undo anything you have to shake the phone; to me this was not only un-needed but takes away from functionality. A menu option would have been much better here.

 

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