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Master Geek


# 37470 14-Jul-2009 08:50
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Over the last 4days of owning the 3GS i have found the battery has been lasting the day, with a bit of txting music games etc, Wifi on most of the day 3G always on also with XT. Im hoping for this to increase a little

i have found it to be very fast and responsive and very nice to txt and call on.

I have no heat issues or cover issues ( I have a White one ).

I am having great fun learning the app Store and what it can offer.

How have you found it so far?

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  # 235248 14-Jul-2009 17:07
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Hi all,

I updated yesterday from a 1st gen iphone to the 3gs. BLOODY HELL that is some impressive speed. In everything. It boots faster, loads apps faster, does all its little transitions faster (rotating etc.) wifi is faster (not sure how??) EVERYTHING. My god I am excited.





Sorry about all the caps. :)



Pete


p.s. Anyone want to buy a good cond 1st gen?;)

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  # 235258 14-Jul-2009 17:23
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Got mine this morning and it is noticeably faster in all respects.
The camera is certainly better with its focussing. Video quality looks quite acceptable and at 30 fps.
Will report back in a few days




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Ultimate Geek


  # 235259 14-Jul-2009 17:24

Very speedy. Camera is good quality (for a phone), GPS is accurate and it's use in the maps application with the compass is pretty cool. Battery is impressive.

Buying a dock for it tonight :D.



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Master Geek


  # 235270 14-Jul-2009 17:41
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maknz let me know what Dock you get

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  # 235278 14-Jul-2009 17:59
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hi,

how much does it cost to use the GPS on iphone?

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  # 235304 14-Jul-2009 19:09
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Thats actually an interesting question.

How much usage is using GPS and maps and other similar technologies?

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Ultimate Geek


  # 235309 14-Jul-2009 19:24

I find that maps with the GPS uses hardly anything. However, if you use satellite view you're going to pay for those large image files.

Newguy: I bought a 3G dock off a friend who got his free with his iPhone (from VFNZ).



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Master Geek


  # 235472 15-Jul-2009 08:56
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O ok im sure i read somewhere they were gong for $30?

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Ultimate Geek


  # 235501 15-Jul-2009 10:17

RRP at apple.co.nz is $55.



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Master Geek


  # 235673 15-Jul-2009 14:31
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Some One said some Place had them for $30 at E Town or something

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  # 235741 15-Jul-2009 16:53
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E-Town in Newmarket i believe. I read that somewhere too

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  # 235745 15-Jul-2009 16:58
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The data speed is crap however. Did test in three sites around Hamilton and best I got was about 115 kbits.

Changed the apn setting and managed to double that but it seems to be a fluke. Afterwards went back to around 115.

'I did a test with a m8 last weekend - he has a Nokia 6121

We tethered our phones to laptops.

He was consistently getting much faster than me.

Today I used the speedtest app on the iphone.

It appears to be an issue with the chip in the Iphone itself by the looks.
I believe mos of the areas tested have been HSDPA enabled and should in theory be capable of 7.2 Mbit




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  # 235748 15-Jul-2009 17:04
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Im on XT, and getting download speeds between 3-3.5Mbps where i live. Upload is however slow.. around 90-100kbps.

Even on wifi I dont get above 120kbps. Has anyone experienced this.

So yes, poor upload speed, definitely a problem with the iphone itself.

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  # 235867 15-Jul-2009 22:30
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thecripplernz: E-Town in Newmarket i believe. I read that somewhere too


I bought one from e-town in Newmarket for $18 on Monday.  Mormal price was $20 and they had 10% off.

Should have bought 2........

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  # 235883 15-Jul-2009 22:55
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what brand dock?

What the big advantage of a dock anyway?

( i dont have my iphone yet)

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