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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: Hands-Free Voice Control

Apple iPhone 3G S

Apple's iPhone 3G S adds built-in support for hands-free voice control. Using voice commands, you can dial by name or number; play music by artist, album, or playlist; activate the iPod Genius feature; pause or skip tracks on the iPod; and receive information about the track that's currently playing.

The 3G S also has an integrated Voice Memo application that allows you to record voice memos onto the device.

Apple iPhone 3G S: Digital Compass

Apple iPhone 3G S

Apple matches Google Android's navigational power with a newly added digital compass for the iPhone 3G S.

The compass, activated via a dedicated app, functions just like a regular compass would - except with the added benefit of also being able to see your current location by using the iPhone GPS system.

The compass is integrated within Maps as well.

Next: Find My iPhone >>

  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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