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iPhone 3GS: Best bits

We know it launched a while ago but Recombu wasn’t live then, so we thought we’d do a quick recap of the iPhone 3GS’s best bits. Apple has stuck to its guns and tweaked the iPhone 3G to make it a more powerful device. All the major changes are on the inside and there are no obvious differences on the outside. Click on the next page for more pics and info.

The iPhone 3GS is a tiny bit thicker and heavier than the 3G but you would find it very difficult to tell the difference – we certainly couldn’t.

One of the most significant upgrades is the 3-megapixel camera that can also shoot video.

The 3.5mm headphone jack is still there and unlike the very first iPhone, isn’t recessed.

Another fantastic addition to the iPhone 3GS is the digital compass that provides apps data on wich direction you are facing. This works really well with Google Maps and means you don’t need to walk down a road just to see which way you need to go.

We’re not entirely sure how often people will use the iPhone 3GS’s Voice Control feature but it is cool and can even retrieve a song to play or access a contact.

The universal search functionality is available on all iPhone’s but we thought we’d highlight it anyway as it is very useful. Whatever you’re looking for if it’s in the iPhone then you can find it here. Another feature that is also avaiable on all iPhones now is copy and paste — an incredibly simple feature but one we yearned for from day one.

This is the iPhone 3GS’s camera interface. There’s an on-screen toggle switch for selecting camera or video mode and the blue square in the middle represents the auto-focus feature. You can also touch any part of the screen and the camera will focus on that area, which we find very useful.

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