The new iPhone 3GS looks exactly the same as the original iPhone 3G but it adds some nice extras. The camera has been upgraded to a 3 megapixel unit with auto focus, touch focus and support for video recording at 30 frames per second.
There is also a built-in compass which neatly integrates with Google Maps, rotating the map as the iPhone faces a different direction.
The latest iPhone OS 3.0 is installed, which adds a long list of new features and software improvements such as copy & paste, shake to undo, MMS, stereo Bluetooth, landscape keyboard, system-wide search, Wi-Fi auto-login, support for YouTube accounts and more.
The battery on the 3GS has also been improved. It was already very good, but it now has up to 12 hours talk time, 30 hours audio playback or 10 hours video playback.
Available in 16GB or 32GB form, with two colour choices; black or white. If you want the 16GB model for free, it will cost £45 per month on a 24m contract. Opt for an 18m contract and you’ll have to pay £90 for the phone. The 32GB model will be free only on a £75 per month, 24m contract. If you want it on the £45 tariff it will cost £100 for the phone on a 24m contract.