There are tons of options for users wanting to extend the reach of their iOS device; utilizing their ability to also be a GPS device alongside their primary job of being phones and entertainment systems is just one of the many ways. Among the top contenders on the App Store
If you're one of those bargain hunters, the kind of person who will use one year old tech in order to save some significant cash, today is the day to upgrade your original iPhone 2G! Walmart is now offering the 16GB iPhone 3GS for only $97 (with a two-year AT&T ankle bracelet of course).
I upgraded my 2G when the 3G model came out, but I skipped picking up the 3GS because I didn't feel the upgrade was significant enough. If the 4G model doesn't offer anything you can't live with out, the $97 3GS might be a perfect option.
A shopper in Germany may have stumbled upon evidence of an impending 8GB iPhone 3GS. According to their blog post, they ordered a refurbished 8GB iPhone 3G online that arrived as advertised, with nothing unusual about the device. The packaging, however, was labled as "iPhone 3GS v2.2, 8GB" instead of 3G. Some speculate that the mislabled package may be a possible sign that Apple is planning to launch an 8GB iPhone 3GS.
There's a part in "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" where one of the main characters, upon losing 500,000 British pounds in a rigged poker game and being threatened with gradual dismemberment if unable to pay the debt, walks into a bar. His friends just look up at him and mention "This dinnae look good."
Per Chinese e-tailer Taobao.com, the site has sold only five iPhone units in its first two weeks of availability on the Web site, which is fairly similar to that line in the movie.
Japanese wireless carrier Softbank has launched a new promotion for the iPhone 3GS wherein customers willing to sign a two-year contract can now receive a 16GB 3GS for free, as part of the company's "iPhone for Everybody" campaign. The 32GB 3GS should be newly available at a cost of 480 yen ($6) per month, down from 960 yen.
Those of you looking to pick up an iPhone 3GS on the cheap are in luck. AT&T is offering refurbished iPhone 3GSs for just $49 with free shipping and no activation fee at their online store. Available models include both the white and black 16GB 3GS model. Price for the package is normally $199, but they are available for just $49 today. Of course, purchase requires signing up for a 2 year contract with the standard iPhone voice + data package.
In spite of a stock shortage earlier this year, Australia's major telecom outfits have stated they'll have a sufficient supply of iPhones in time for the holidays. Earlier this year, stock of Apple’s iPhone 3GS was exhausted across Australia, with the vendor admitting it was unable to make enough devices to meet demand. The iPhone 3GS launched in Australia on June 26, and has since spurred domestic smartphone shipments up 29%.
This has yet to be confirmed, but could be really interesting. Two sources have now stated that AT&T (and through them, probably Apple) have stated that a $99 8GB iPhone 3GS may be in the works. One source has stated that this is their way of combating the DROID fever that's been building with the competing device on the horizon.
Piggy-backing on yesterday's tip, I have yet another Voice Control tip for you guys. Although Voice Control is fairly limited in its abilities, it can read more than just a contact's name. Specifically it can read from the nickname field as well. This means that you can tell your iPhone to "call Dad," instead of having to refer to your father by his proper name.
But wait, it gets even more entertaining! Voice Control will understand just about any nickname you assign to a contact. For example, instead of saying "call Jeff Gamet," I say "call Mr. Cuddles" because he's a cuddly guy. The possibilities are endless, and frankly the comical uses will likely outweigh the practical ones.
Apple may have underestimated its iPhone 3GS handset, as several sources are indicating that Apple has recently increased manufacturing orders for the iPhone 3GS by up to 20%. The company has apparently increased fourth-quarter orders for the iPhone 3GS to its Taiwan-based manufacturing partners Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Primax Electronics by 17-20%, noted the sources.