History of the iPhone 3GS 16GB
Despite a limited release in only eight countries on June 19, 2009, Apple's third generation iPhone sold more than 1 million units in its first weekend. Apple billed the new iPhone 3GS as its fastest phone ever, allowing websites and apps to load in mere seconds. The entry-level 16GB model, which was available in a glossy white or black finish, included twice the amount of memory as the previous generation's budget version.
Since the release of Apple's fourth generation model, the iPhone 4, the iPhone 3GS 16GB model has been discontinued. However, the phone continues to be supported with important updates from Apple, including the 2010 iOS 4 software, which delivered significant feature and function improvements to the iPhone 3GS 16GB smartphone. Service for the phone is available in more than 80 countries, which means there is still a high demand for the iPhone 3GS 16GB model.
iPhone 3GS 16GB Features
Retaining the same design as its predecessor, all the major improvements to the iPhone 3GS were internal, with more than 100 new and updated programs. In addition to finally incorporating a 3MP camera, an HD video recorder and editing software, the phone was also able to support new multimedia messaging and voice dialing systems. Customers were also impressed with the landscape touchscreen keyboard, the anti-smudge display coating and the improved batter life.
The innovative VoiceOver program allowed visually-impaired customers to interact with the smartphone. The on-board screen reader verbally called out menu options for applications, websites, email and the music player. Apple also incorporated new iTunes features that allowed movies, television shows, audio programs and educational materials to be downloaded wirelessly. The iPhone 3GS was the first to fully support third-party programs, such as the Nike + iPod sensor, which allows the shoe to wirelessly connect with the phone to keep track of miles run or to sync with technologically advanced gym equipment.Sell a Different iPhone Model >>