As expected, I got my first sighting of the much-coveted iPhone 3GS in the Manila Bulletin Technews Lab yesterday. Picture is kinda blurred, but that’s tech editor Art Samaniego having a blast with the Apple gadget, which will be made available by Globe to the public on July 31 yet.
As an Apple user, I can’t help but salivate at this latest version which is touted to be two times faster than the iPhone 3G.
Easily one of the highlights is the digital compass and installed software like Google Maps which will be able to tell you where your location is, and tell you where you’re going. Art says “it’s the best there is!” We were just wondering why the Quiapo district is shown in the iPhone Google Map as Quiapo DVD. Is Il Pirata country now an official landmark? Hehe.
The voice control feature was also impressive. We’ve long been acquainted with the speech recognition feature of some phones, but it’s different when the mobile phone is a topnotch music player as well.
You can tell the iPhone to ‘Play On The Go” and it will begin what’s on your playlist. For the test, we told the gadget to “Play Michael Jackson Thriller” and the voice said “Michael Jackson is playing already.” Cool! 😛
Other desirable features of this iPhone: Video, 3 megapixel camera, the landscape keyboard, Nike + iPod, Voice Memos, Internet Tethering etc.
No wonder, Apple lovers like us are saving up for this. Introductory price for the iPhone 3GS should be in the P35,000 (Php 35K) range.