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In pictures: the Apple iPhone 3G S

New features of Apple's next-gen smartphone

At first glance, the Apple iPhone 3G S may not appear to be much different to its predecessor the Apple iPhone 3G and the original Apple iPhone, but Apple's newly unveiled smartphone offers a slew of new features plus speed. Here's a gallery of the new arrivals.

Apple iPhone 3G S: Landscape Keyboard

Apple iPhone 3G S

Another often-requested feature popping up in the new iPhone operating system is the wider availability of the landscape keyboard mode.

The landscape keyboard can now be activated in any instance of Mail, Messages, Notes, or Safari. The function will also be available to iPhone 3G and iPod Touch owners who install the new 3.0 OS update.

Apple iPhone 3G S: Spotlight Search

Apple iPhone 3G S

Also missing from past iPhone incarnations and available in the 3.0 update is a phone-wide search feature. The iPhone 3G S comes with Spotlight Search, which allows you to perform a query across all of the phone's data. You can also opt to limit your search to Mail, Contacts, Calendar, or iPod.

Next: Hands-Free Voice Control >>

  1. New features of Apple's next-gen smartphone
  2. Apple iPhone 3G S: The Need For Speed & MMS
  3. Apple iPhone 3G S: Better Graphics, Better Battery Life; Cut, Copy, and Paste
  4. Apple iPhone 3G S: Landscape Keyboard; Spotlight Search
  5. Apple iPhone 3G S: Hands-Free Voice Control; Digital Compass
  6. Apple iPhone 3G S: Find My iPhone; Movie Purchasing and Renting
  7. Apple iPhone 3G S: Push Notifications and Tethering


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