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Jun 21, 2009, 11:12 AM

Reasons to upgrade?

A friend and I went to the Apple store yesterday to check out the 3G S just in case it turned out to be so wonderful that we could not resist upgrading.

There were a few factors that made me consider upgrading. They were...

1. A faster processor
2. Better graphics
3. Better camera
4. Voice commands

Here is what I found regarding each feature.

Faster processor: The added speed is almost unnoticeable during regular non-gaming operation. On the same wifi system my 3G phone performed almost identically with Safari and Google maps. The 3G S might have had a slight edge about 60% of the time but it was so slight you would not notice it if not going head to head. It also lost by the same argin about 40% of the time.

Better graphic...
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Jul 16, 2009, 10:08 PM

IPhone Sim

Does anyone Know - Can I use my IPhone Sim in my other phone a Nokia 6126?
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Jul 16, 2009, 5:44 AM


how do you set the phone to vibrate first than ring? call volume coming in are very weak? how do i increase the volume? thanks for the help,
1 reply

Jul 16, 2009, 12:37 PM

Two speakers or one?

I was noticing the other day that only one speakers on my phone appears to be working. It appears that there are two speakers on the bottom of the phone, shouldn't they both be working?
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Jul 15, 2009, 8:53 PM


how do you set the phone to vibrate first than ring? call volume coming in are very weak? how do i increase the volume? thanks for the help,
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Jul 8, 2009, 12:06 PM

Problems adding movies

I just got my iPhone 3gs and I tried to add some old south park episodes to it but iTunes won't let me. iTunes says the file type isn't supported by the iPhone. I dl'ed the videos off of limewire so maybe that's the issue. Is there some type of codec or app I can download to watch them? thanks
5 replies

Jul 8, 2009, 11:22 AM

Iphone battery life problems?

I just read an article today on google news about the Iphone 3gS having its battery life being drained by the new OS, but i havent read any comlaints on here and was wondering if anyone else is having this problem and if they were how they fixed it. I really want this phone but only because the battery life supposedly improved and now im worried...
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Jul 9, 2009, 11:55 PM

obsolete chip to throttle speeds? ... »

An obsolete chipset in the 3gs limits upload speeds? Isn't it pathetic enough to put the iPhone on AT&T but they have to limit the speed by the hardware? Was this at AT&T's request?

Jul 7, 2009, 6:45 PM

Next iPhone - 4th Gen?

what possibly can the iPhone have when it comes out in 2010? I'm debating on whether to buy the 3Gs now for $400 or wait till next year and get the 4th Generation iPhone for $200 when i'm eligable for the full upgrade. Any speculation?
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Jun 17, 2009, 6:19 PM


Can't wait for a CDMA version.
57 replies

Jul 5, 2009, 1:13 PM

delte individual calls

when we will be able to delete a single call instead of having to clear all recent calls? seems like a pretty basic thing to be able to do on such a high-end phone
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Jul 8, 2009, 6:00 AM

Price Drop - If/When

how long did it take the 3G to have a price drop? and will AT&T honor a price drop for the 3Gs if it drops in 2-3 months?
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Jun 18, 2009, 12:12 AM

Will wait for Verizon to aquire the new iPhone

Rumor has it from a little bird inside Apple corporate that they are very upset with AT&T and will not be leaving them with exclusive rights to the iPhone as of 2010.

I would normally not be able to wait that long for new technology but I will be willing to do so in protest of how AT&T is treating current iPhone users.
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Jul 7, 2009, 8:13 AM

locking messaging

hey im new to iphones, just got my 3gs and love it. my only question is can i lock the messaging folder? a lot of people look at my phone cause of where i work. can i get an app or setting that will require a password for messaging? also, if i could get an app for locking the pictures would be great. thanks for the help Smile
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frank d

Jul 7, 2009, 11:21 AM

new phone- battery

getting 3gs in mail tomorrow. what should be the status of the battery? will i need to charge it before i call att to get it turned on and start the itunes thing? thanks

Jul 5, 2009, 12:46 PM

Managing Photos

Ok...please no "go get an app for that"...."search google you idiot" replies. I merely want someone who knows the answer to describe how to do it. I haven't found any simple answer online.....

It seems everytime I try to upload pix from my computer it just replaces the ones on the iphone rather than adding another library or album. I have one app called "Folders" but it really is for pascode locking items. I simply want to be able to have multiple albums in my main iphone photo library. I cant believe it is this difficult to manage photos.
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Jun 23, 2009, 7:07 PM

What would happen to the Storm?

Do you want to know why I am certain that a CDMA iPhone will never happen? Two words:

Blackberry Storm

Why would Verizon get the iPhone when they have an exclusive with the touchscreen Blackberry? Why would they knowingly bring competition against their own exclusive phone? Believe me its not worth making RIM made over getting a phone that only a few % of their users would even buy.
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Jun 24, 2009, 5:44 PM

iPhone now like G1??

Why is Apple trying to copy things like the G1 now? Like the new google map on the iPhone that is on the G1. Then the compass application too. Eh? Pathetic. Paranoid
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frank d

Jul 3, 2009, 5:49 AM

how long?

ordered the 3gs 16 black yesterday on-line at the att site. how long is the true wait time lately?
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Jul 1, 2009, 9:53 PM


Hi, I am a first time iPhone user and I have a problem that I am guessing is unique to me since I cant find any information anywhere. So, I have had the 3G S for about 2 weeks now and i have had no problems until today. This afternoon, i let my phone battery run out as normal before connecting it to the charger and after about 20 minutes of it being hooked up I noticed it hadnt come back on yet. So i turned it on and it was a white screen and would turn off, it did this for about 5 minutes and then I reset it and it worked normal. Well, just a minute ago I plugged the phone in to charge on the OEM included charger and the screen zoomed in so close that i cant access stuff with out using 3 fingers to move around the screen. The screen is s...
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