Review: iPhone 3GS
The iPhone's Safari browser is as powerful as ever. It still doesn't include Flash, but it's the closest thing you're going to get to a desktop experience on a mobile phone. The biggest update, of course, is that the iPhone can now access AT&T's 7.2Mbps HSPA 3G network...if you have coverage. Right now, only a small region in downtown Chicago actually has access to AT&T's network at these speeds. AT&T says that it will be rolling out the 7.2Mbps speeds across the country throughout 2009. It will likely announce those new markets as they are lit up. I performed a handful of speed tests of the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. Both maxed out at about 1.233Mbps on the download and 275Mbps on the upload. These tests were performed from my home. Results will vary.
With the enhanced processor and RAM, the browser does load faster and react faster when you shuffle through web sites. Web page load times don't appear to be all that different compared to the iPhone 3G, but that should change when AT&T's faster network goes live. Once pages are loaded, you can pan around them faster than previously.
Otherwise the basic functionality of the Safari browser is about the same as before. Double tap to quickly zoom in, pinch to fine-tune zooming, press and move your finger around to pan around any web page.
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The iPhone lets you do some customization. You can set your own wallpapers, picture IDs, and settings for ringers and notifications. You can completely change up the menu location of all the applications to suit your needs.
As for ringtones, you can download some from the iTunes Music Store for a fee, or, if you use an Apple computer, import a non-protected song to GarageBand. Using a tool in GarageBand, you can select a 10-second clip from the song and create a ringtone with it. This doesn't cost you anything.
I am going to complain about the number of sounds that are available for SMS alerts, email alerts and so on. Apple has not changed or altered these alerts at all in the past two years. I, for one, and SICK of them. I want some other type of noise to let me know that I have a new text message. Seriously, Apple, is it going to kill you to give us a few more message alert tones for God's sake?! Unfortunately, users cannot add or create their own alert tones. This is weak.
Review: Apple iPhone 6 Plus for AT&T
Apple's latest smartphone is a huge addition - literally and figuratively - to the Mac-maker's iPhone lineup. The 6 Plus sports a huge screen, powerful iOS 8 operating system, and a no-holds-barred approach to what a phablet can and should be.
Review: Otterbox Universe Case System for iPhone 7
Otterbox has expanded its Universe Case system to the Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, as well as added to its roster of swappable modules. The system includes a rugged case to protect the iPhone day in and day out, and optional accessories, such as a tripod, Flash drive, Bluetooth speakers, multi-tool, and much more.
Review: Apple iPhone 6 for Verizon Wireless
The Apple iPhone 6 is the smartphone for everyman, a Goldilocks device that is sure to please the widest range of people. It has a few advantages over the larger 6 Plus, but some disadvantages, too.
Review: Apple iPhone SE for AT&T
The Apple iPhone SE should appeal to those who like 'em small and like 'em cheap(er). With a 4-inch screen and compact footprint, the iPhone SE packs a lot of punch into its frame.
Review: Apple iPhone 7
Apple's annual iPhone upgrade manages to include some features — water resistance, better cameras, improved battery life — that are worth considering even if you're coming from a newer iPhone. Together with iOS 10, the iPhone 7 is no doubt a powerful addition to the iPhone family.