3GS Capable Of HD Video Playback?

Acording to a forum post on Chinese site WeiPhone, the iPhone 3GS is capable of playing both 720p and 1080p video encoded in H.264 via a built-in video player. Since the 3GS won’t normally play 1080p, this leads us to believe that it can and has simply been disabled by Apple to preserve battery life or make it more similar to previous iPhones.

The forum poster describes being able to use FileAid, a document storage and viewing app, to get around the alleged video restrictions to play files up to 30 Mbps in 1980×1080 resolution.

[via iLounge]

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