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iPhone 3G S: Built for speed


It's no big surprise, and John Gruber even got the name right.

Apple announced the new iPhone 3G S today, featuring faster processor speed, built-in video capture and editing, voice dialing and voice command, built-in compass, and of course it will be running iPhone 3.0. There's a much better camera in the iPhone 3G S as well. Here are the details:

Price (new): 16GB -- US$199, 32GB -- US$299
Capacity: 16GB or 32GB
Case color: Black or White
Dimensions: 4.5 inches x 2.4 inches x 0.48 inches (115.5 mm x 62.1 mm x 12.3 mm), 4.8 oz. (135 gms)
Camera / Video:
  • 3 megapixels
  • Autofocus
  • Tap to focus
  • Video recording, VGA up to 30 fps with audio
  • Photo and video geotagging
  • iPhone and third-party application integration
Cellular and Wireless:
  • UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Location:
  • Assisted GPS
  • Digital compass
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cellular
Power and Battery
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
  • Talk Time: 3G - Up to 5 hours, 2G - Up to 12 hours
  • Standby time: Up to 300 hours
  • Internet use: Up to 5 hours on 3G, Up to 9 hours on Wi-Fi
  • Video playback: Up to 10 hours
  • Audio playback: Up to 30 hours
More pricing information and details will be posted shortly here on TUAW.

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