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Affordable Communication With the iPhone 3GS

Apple released the iPhone 3GS in 2009. The phone remains a viable choice of device for a person who needs an iOS smartphone at an affordable price. You can receive some of the basic functions of the iPhone on your 3GS, and you can find an iPhone 3GS for sale on eBay.

Does iOS still support the 3GS?

Yes it does. When the iPhone 3GS smartphone came out, it ran the 3.0 version of the Apple OS. Then it upgraded to iOS 4 in 2010. This upgrade saw the smartphone get exclusive features, such as a digital compass, voice control and video recording. Currently, the 3GS supports iOS 5 fully. It also runs on iOS 6 but doesn’t support all the features.

Comparing the iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 3G

The iPhone 3GS and 3G look so similar that it can be difficult to tell them apart, especially if you don’t have all the specifications listed in the description. Both devices have plastic cases and are available in black and white variants. Here are a few distinctions:

  • RAM: The 3GS offers 256MB of RAM space while the 3G has 128MB.
  • Camera: You get 3.0 megapixels with the 3GS and 2.0 megapixels with the 3G.
  • Processor: The iPhone 3GS is faster at 600 MHz compared to the 412 MHz of the 3G.
  • Weight: The 3GS is only two grams heavier than the 3G at 135g.
Are different storage options available for the iPhone 3GS?

When Apple first released the iPhone 3GS, it had two storage options, the 16 and 32 GB. Later, the manufacturer launched the 8 GB iPhone 3GS. It is the model that came with the iOS 4 pre-installed. Apple discontinued the 32 GB and 16 GB iPhone 3GS after that. You can find all the three models available for purchase. However, the 16 GB and 32 GB iPhone 3GS are considered the predecessors to the 8GB and, therefore, might differ in performance.

Using Your iPhone 3GS as an iPod Touch

One purpose of discontinued versions of the iPhone like the 3GS is to use them as iPod Touch devices. Since the iPhone 3GS still supports iOS, you can use it to call and text, just like an iPod Touch. You don’t need an active SIM card for the device to work as an iPod. The phone will require access to Wi-Fi. Simply connect your 3GS to a computer and link it to the iCloud, then you can start using the device like an iPod Touch.