The iPhone 3GS – Yes, it is worth the upgrade

June 20, 2009 at 11:19 pm Leave a comment

When they said the “S” is for Speed, they weren’t kidding!

In just about every aspect of using my new iPhone, I can most definitely see the difference in speed.  To put it bluntly, everything is faster!  Navigating around is faster.  The onscreen keyboard is smoother.  Launching apps is faster. Getting GPS lock on my location is faster.

I’ve seen reports on the web that AT&T’s network upgrades aren’t yet in place, so we shouldn’t expect to see any speed improvements due to the faster 3G capabilities of the 3GS.  So, surfing the web isn’t any faster, right?  DEAD WRONG!  Heck yea, it’s faster!  Much faster!  It’s probably just page rendering speed, but you can most definitely notice the difference when using the 3GS for surfing, as compared to the 3G.  The extra 200 Mhz and double the RAM is huge.  Even just scrolling around a large page is so much smoother than it was on the 3G.

Basically, anything you want to do on the 3GS happens faster and smoother than it would be on a 3G.

So, if you’ve been holding out on upgrading from your 3G (or the original iPhone), do yourself a favor.  Go to an AT&T store (or the Apple store, if one is nearby) and check out the 3GS in person.  Try navigating from screen to screen.  Load the apps.  Disable Wifi and surf the web in 3G mode.  Just spend a few minutes doing these tasks on it, then whip out your old iPhone and do the same tasks.

But, if you really, really, really don’t want to upgrade, please don’t go check it out.  Because if you do, you’ll probably be whipping out a credit card on the spot to upgrade.


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