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Understanding the iPhone 3GS

Understanding the iPhone 3GS

Posted July 7, 2009 at 11:25pm by iClarified · 9932 views
AnandTech has published a very informative and in depth look at the iPhone 3GS. The report is 16 pages long and covers everything from CPU Architecture to a comparison with the Palm Pre. Its definitely worth a read...

Article Index:
Page: 1 - Index
Page: 2 - A Crash Course in CPU Architecture
Page: 3 - Superscalar to the Rescue
Page: 4 - Putting it in Perspective
Page: 5 - More Detail on ARM11 vs. Cortex A8
Page: 6 - The CPU and its Performance
Page: 7 - The GPU and its Performance
Page: 8 - Camera and Video Capture
Page: 9 - The Screen
Page: 10 - A Testament to Honesty about Battery Life
Page: 11 - Gaming Battery Life: Expectedly Worse
Page: 12 - The Rest of the Time: Improved Battery Life
Page: 13 - Voice Recognition
Page: 14 - The Compass
Page: 15 - The Inevitable Comparison: 3GS vs. Palm Pre
Page: 16 - Final Words

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Kyle Flanagan
Kyle Flanagan - July 8, 2009 at 12:44pm
In spite of all the hype, I've refrained so far from acquiring this device what with all the overheating, discoloration crap. Is that true? Anybody, somebody????!!!!!!!!
Acidbaby
Acidbaby - July 8, 2009 at 9:45pm
I have owned mine for a month now and have had absolutely no problems... Honestly I think it's a major improvement over the 3g speed is way up video is badass not just the recorder but the video playback you can get from any video games are 3d now run super smooth the ram and proc are beefier.. Just jailbroke as well and I am glad I jumped on this one. It's the best phone I have owned, I have had 6 other iPhones through my hands and I'm holding onto this one!
nonikwe
nonikwe - July 9, 2009 at 1:45am
not true for our 3gs or 2g iPhones
Dwaine
Dwaine - July 9, 2009 at 4:08pm
I would defo recomend getting the phone. It is a great improvement proformance wise over the original 3G. It well fast and menus move smoothly. Only a few have had over heating problems and this is widely reported causing eeryone to think it's a common occurence on all devices. Using the iPhone is such a pelasure you probably use it all the time causing it to heat up. Afterall it's a computer stashed into a small container. I had over heating on my original 2G phone when I upgraded to the 3.0 software, but after resetting all settings and a reboot it's been cool running ever since. I have all three versions of the iPhone all running 3.0 and is fine. Just jailbreak the 3GS ands it running excellently. dg
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