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Un-boxing the Apple iPhone 3GS

We unwrap Apple's latest iPhone, the much anticipated iPhone 3GS.

  • The rear of the iPhone 3GS remains almost the same as its predecessor, with the exception of the font and iPhone logo — this is now chrome instead of grey.

  • The included headphones now have music playback controls on the cord, and they can also be used to access the voice control features. Unlike the original iPhone, Apple no longer includes a dock stand in the sales package, but is releasing this as an optional extra.

  • The box contents include an AC charger, USB cable and Apple's headphones. There is also a SIM ejection tool, information guide, and a finger tips document (to guide you for gesturing on the screen). Strangely, there is no cleaning cloth included, although the oleophobic coating is designed to negate the need for this — you may still need to wipe the phone occasionally.

  • The [[artnid:306728|iPhone 3GS]] is almost identical in hardware design to the iPhone 3G, with the exception of the LCD screen coating. Unlike previous iPhone models, including the [[artnid:252856|iPhone 3G]], the iPhone 3GS' screen has an oleophobic coating, that makes it less prone to fingerprints and smudges.

  • The iPhone 3GS box remains similar, apart from the 'S' labelling. Apple claims the entire packing is now fully recyclable, including the outside of the box, the plastic wrapping and the cardboard folder containing the documentation.

  • The iPhone 3GS official hit the Australian market today. Check out our [[artnid:308328|iPhone 3G S pricing comparison|Updated: Apple iPhone 3G S pricing comparison]] for the best deals.

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