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A guy who was trying video on the new iPhone 3G S at the pool and dropped it in the pool. Don’t know if it’s waterproof, but it still works fine. He had a few people comment on seeing a strap in the video. He have a rubber cover and had put a strap through the earpiece hole to avoid just this type of thing. Unfortunately he didn’t have it on his wrist at the time. He thinks maybe the rubber cover helped with it not getting damaged.



iPhone 3G S photo taking

Apple iPhone 3G S Indoor Video Test

Apple iPhone 3G S Outdoor Video Test


Technologic Overkill is the first music video shot on an Apple iPhone 3GS. The song by XFYA accompanies the plight of a little blue robot and his attempt to be relevant in an increasingly technological world.

Directed by Steve Ellington

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What AT&T pays Apple for an iPhone is still a company secret. However, what Apple pays to construct an iPhone 3G S mobile phone is approximately $178.96, reports iSuppli.

While the Apple iPhone 3G S smartphone is more feature-rich and powerful than the iPhone 3G, its bill of materials is only a few dollars higher, iSuppli reported after a teardown of the device.

“The entry-level, 16GB [iPhone 3G S] carries a BOM cost of $172.46 and a manufacturing expense of $6.50, for a total of $178.96,” iSuppli analyst Andrew Rassweiler said in a statement. “This is slightly higher than iSuppli’s estimate of $174.33 for the original low-end 8GB version of the original iPhone 3G based on pricing in July 2008.”

Rassweiler added that while consumers pay $199 for the phone, the cost paid by its mobile operator, AT&T, is much higher—but well worth it, considering the ongoing profit it receives from subscribers.

The iPhone 3G S offers video capture, an auto-focus 3-megapixel camera and a digital compass, but aside from these features, iSuppli found the hardware on the 3G S to vary very little from that of the 3G.

To see a teardown of the iPhone 3G S by Rapid Repair, click here.

“From a component and design perspective, there’s a great deal of similarity between the 3G and 3G S,” Rassweiler said in the statement. “By leveraging this commonality to optimize the materials costs, and taking advantage of price erosion in the electronic component marketplace, Apple can provide a higher-performing product with more memory and features at only a slightly higher materials and manufacturing cost.”

However, iSuppli did find a few key differences between the two iPhones.

While the iPhone 3G used a Marvell Technology Group WLAN chip and a Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Integrated Circuit, the 3G S offers all the same functionality with a single chip, a Broadcom Bluetooth/FM/WLAN, which costs Apple $5.95.

The 3G S also replaces its predecessor’s NXP Semiconductors technology with a Dialog Semiconductor power management IC, for $1.30. The digital compass comes courtesy of an AKM Semiconductor electronic compass and STMicroelectronics accelerometer, though iSuppli did not offer prices for either.

The priciest bits of the iPhone 3G S, according to iSuppli’s findings, were all from Toshiba—the 16GB Multilevel-Cell NAND flash, for $24; the 3.5-inch display module, for $19.25; and the touch-screen assembly, for $16.

According to iSuppli, there’s a high likelihood that the NAND and display module could be sourced from other manufacturers as well. In the case of the NAND, iSuppli suggested Samsung as a likely additional supplier.

The Infineon Technologies GPS receiver comes to the iPhone 3G S for just $2.25, and Cirrus Logic stereo parts with a headphone amplifier cost Apple just $1.15 per device.


Following the last speed test of the web browsers between iPhone 3G and iPhone 3G S, theiphoneblog launches a series of games and utilities to see how much faster the Apple iPhone 3G S performs compared to the iPhone 3G, then ups the stakes by seeing how many web pages they can keep in memory after loading an app. Also check it out another speed test of the iPhone 3G S start-up, web browsing and MMS speed.

Here’s the video of the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3G S browser speed battle.

The iPhone 3G S now has a compass, but it seems that it can easily get thrown off. Here is a look at the Compass Interference that the iPhone 3G S may suffer from.

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