It may have been replaced by the sexier “iPhone 4” but the 3GS is still a very capable device.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Size and weight

Height: 115.5 mm

 

Width: 62.1 mm

 

Depth: 12.3 mm

 

Weight: 135 grams

 

Cellular and wireless

UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)

 

GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

 

802.11b/g Wi-Fi

 

Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR wireless technology

 

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:

 

Up to 5 hours on 3G

 

Up to 12 hours on 2G

 

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

 

Mac system requirements

Mac computer with USB 2.0 port

 

Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later

 

iTunes 9.2 or later

 

iTunes Store account

 

Internet access

 

Windows system requirements

PC with USB 2.0 port

 

Windows 7; Windows Vista; or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later

 

iTunes 9.2 or later

 

iTunes Store account

 

Internet access

 

Environmental requirements

Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F

 

(0° to 35° C)

 

Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 113° F

 

(-20° to 45° C)

 

Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing

 

Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)

 

Capacity

8GB flash drive

 

Color

Black

 

Display

3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display

 

480-by-320-pixel resolution at 163 ppi

 

Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

 

Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

 

Audio playback

Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz

 

Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

 

User-configurable maximum volume limit

 

TV and video

Video formats supported: H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 3.0 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

 

Support for 576p and 480p with Apple Component AV Cable; 576i and 480i with Apple Composite AV Cable (cables sold separately)

 

Mail attachment support

Viewable document types: .jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel)

 

Camera, photos, and video

Video recording, VGA up to 30 frames per second with audio

 

3-megapixel still camera

 

Tap to focus

 

Photo and video geotagging

 

Sensors

Accelerometer

 

Proximity sensor

 

Ambient light sensor