• http://web.mac.com/jamesburland/Nokia_Creative/ James Burland


  • http://web.mac.com/jamesburland/Nokia_Creative/ James Burland

    *faints with excitement!*

    To tell you the truth, I’d be happy with a modest processor upgrade and another 20% battery life.

  • airmanchairman

    Quite to the contrary, Apple has appeared to deliberately “undersell” the 3G S upgrade, which we have found includes a raft of major, minor, obvious and subtle incremental changes ranging from processor speed, RAM, flash capacity, battery life, camera/video spec & functionality, compass, voice activated dialling and iPod selection etc.

    They’re obviously learning how to manage expectation in the wake of the widespread negative user reactions to price and functionality changes that accompanied the previous upgrade.

    I do hope the worldwide carriers relent and allow the kind of instant upgrade that was enjoyed by those 2G users that upgraded to the 3G – this is the kind of goodwill that will bring long term profit to what is expected to be a successful franchise for many a year to come.

    They should not let short-term greed and profit-madness get in the way of what is rapidly growing into a lifetime love affair and cult status.

  • http://www.allaboutiphone.net Matt Radford

    I think there’s a distinction here between iPhone 3.0 and the 3G S. The software is a distinct upgrade for all iPhones, whereas the hardware feels like a more incremental improvement to me.

    However, I think the hardware upgrades will become increasingly apparent as the 3G S gets into the hands of the users. A device that feels much snappier (faster CPU, more RAM) will feel like a significant upgrade. Also, the compass will enable lots of new augmented reality applications to be developed. Just having Google Maps align in the right direction is a great little feature. And then there’s video calling and voice control. Hey, I think I’ve just convinced myself that it is a more significant upgrade after all!

    I don’t think O2 will relent on upgrade pricing though…

  • airmanchairman

    It’s here in the UK, now, at last!

    Download in progress, will update you as soon as it’s done and dusted.

    Can’t wait…

  • airmanchairman

    Oh, by the way, I was referring to the 3.0 firmware upgrade.

    Check your iTunes, and happy downloading!

  • airmanchairman

    That’s it!

    All done in around 10 – 15 minutes.

    Welcome to 3.0…