History of the iPhone 3GS 8GB
When the iPhone 3GS debuted on the market in June 2009, the 8GB model was not part of the lineup. Instead, Apple offered options in 16GB and 32GB, marketing the new generation iPhone as being twice as powerful as its predecessor. The iPhone 3GS 8GB model became available as the entry-level phone when Apple released the fourth generation iPhone 4 a year later, replacing both the 16GB and 32GB discontinued models.
Initially available in a glossy black or white finish, the iPhone 3GS 8GB model is now only sold in black. Today, the iPhone 3GS is available in more than 80 countries, making it the most popular iPhone to-date.
iPhone 3GS 8GB Features
Cosmetically, the iPhone 3GS 8GB was a mirror image of its predecessor. The only noticeable difference was a new, color-rich LCD touchscreen that was treated with a special coating to reduce fingerprint smudges.
Equipped with an improved, faster operating system, the iOS 3.0, the new phone finally incorporated standard features, such as HD video recording, voice dialing and multimedia messaging. The iPhone 3GS also included an upgraded 3MP camera with autofocus, a landscape keyboard, a digital compass, copy and paste functions, Bluetooth stereo support and voice control of menu items and the integrated iPod player.
The iPhone 3GS also incorporated an exclusive feature known as VoiceOver. This screen reader, which verbally tells the user what items are on the screen, allowed visually-impaired consumers to not only make phone calls, but also to run applications, surf the Internet, access email and play music.
In total, the iPhone 3GS was updated with more than 100 new features. Additional enhancements to the iPhone 3GS 8GB model were made in June 2010 when the iOS 4 software was released. The new operating system delivered multitasking functions, Bluetooth keyboard support, a unified mailbox and more exciting features that customers had been requesting.Sell a Different iPhone >>