iPhone 3G

The iPhone 3G (iPhone 1,2) is the second generation of iPhones, combaining mobile phone, iPod, Internet functionalities. This smartphone is similar to its predecessor iPhone 1.1 (iPhone original), However, this model includes new hardware features, such as GPS, 3G data, push email, turn-by-turn navigation, tri-band UMTS/HSDPA. The enhancements allow faster data downloads.The new operating system, iPhone OS 2.0. introduced the App Store as a new distribution platform for third-party applications.

iPhone 3G

Released on July 11, 2008.

Specifications

  • Processor: Samsung 32-bit RISC ARM11 620 MHz (underclocked to 412 MHz), a PowerVR MBX Lite 3D GPU, and 128 MB of package on package (PoP) DRAM.
  • Storage capacity: 8GB and 16GB.
  • OS: iPhone OS (with continuous updates). Preloaded with iPhone OS 2.0. Since June 2009, iPhone 3.0 software update, introducing MMS feature, landscape support for more apps, copy and paste features, Bluetooth stereo supports, other improvements. In June 2010, Apple introduced the iOS 4.0, with limited features for iPhone 3G. In Novembre 2010, the iOS 4.2 update introduced YouTube voting, security fixes and more features, but still with limitations for iPhone 3G.
  • Connectivity: EDGE, Assisted GPS, 3G data, tri-band UMTS/HSDPA. The iPhone 3G features a proprietary 30-pin dock connector for charging the device. It can also be used to synchronize the device with a computer and to connect various accessories. A flush-mounted 3.5 mm headphone jack, which allow this smartphone to be used with headphones other than those provided by Apple.
  • Display: 3.5″ display with 320×480 resolution at 163 ppi
  • Camera: Rear fixed-focus 2.0 megapixel camera. iPhone 3G’s operating system supported the geotagging of photographs.
  • Casing: Plastic polycarbonate housing, replacing the aluminum back of the first generation. Buttons changed from plastic to metal, the edges of the smartphone were tapered.
  • Dimensions: 4.6 in high, 2.4 in wide, 0.47 in deep.
  • Battery: A rechargeable battery rated at 1150 mAh, not user-replaceable and capable of providing up to six hours of web browsing via Wi-Fi, 5 hours via 3G, 25 hours of audio playback., 300 hours of standby time.
  • Color: The 16GB of iPhone 3G model was produced in either black or white.

Apple Orders, Discontinuation, Price

Apple Order: iPhone 3G – MB046LL/A.

Apple Model No: A1241 – 2347.

Discontinued: On June 7, 2010.

Orignal price: US$199, US$299, depending on RAM.

Miscellanea

  • Following the release of the iPhone 3GS model in 2009, the iPhone 3G price was cut in half.
  • The 3G featured the proximity sensor to deactivate the display during calls when it it near the ear. An ambient light sensor adjusted the display brightness to save battery power. A 3-axis accelerometer allowed to switch the screen between portrait and landscape mode.

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