And tweeting about it.
Rene Ritchie asks:
“Need a handy link to send your friends who may have questions?”
Why yes, I do. And may I also suggest Dan Moren’s excellent and winded review of the new iPhone software update on MacWorld.
From the Wall Street Journal:
To me, this is the most important feature of the new iPhone 3G S. In fact, the “S” in the name stands for speed. During my week of testing, the new model proved dramatically snappier in every way than my iPhone 3G. Its processor is 50% faster than in the prior model, and it sports a new graphics chip.
Applications opened much more quickly. Web pages loaded far faster. The camera was ready to use almost instantly. And I never once saw the occasional, annoying iPhone behavior where you strike a key while typing and it sits there, seemingly stuck, before you can continue.
Though I thought for sure the “S” in the name stood for Shawn.
Jason Chen on Gizmodo says, “once you start using it, the speed of the iPhone 3GS will amaze you.”
Funny, because on the aforelinked review by Engadget, Joshua Topolsky wasn’t all that excited about the speed jump. Saying, “the additions of video recording, a compass, and a speed bump just don’t seem that compelling to us.”
Not only that, but Gizmodo’s review of the 3G S’s battery life says it is what Apple claims it to be: better. Joshua’s review on Engadget said that the new battery is virtually the same as the original 3G.
Apparently, results may vary.
iPhone 3G S and 3.0 OS reviews are all over the place today and a lot of them are pretty fantastic, too. Here is a great overview by Joshua Topolsky which includes lots of details, photos, and videos.
From the AT&T Newsroom:
We’re now pleased to offer our iPhone 3G customers who are upgrade eligible in July, August or September 2009 our best upgrade pricing, beginning Thursday, June 18.
If you’re one of the customers who benefits from this change, and you’ve already preordered from an AT&T store, we’ll adjust the price of the device when you pick it up. If you benefit from the change and you pre-ordered from AT&T online, we’ll send you an e-mail and issue you a credit.
Work Associates looked to some of the Germanic influences on The Rakes’ third album, Klang, to create their entrancing typographic sleeve for the release and the supporting singles. Here’s how they did it…
Those digging the recent series of posts on Sweet Mac Setups will no doubt enjoy these other nerdy interviews done by Daniel Bogan. They’re not Mac-excluseive, and the only bummer is there’s no shots of the actual setup.
Lets you create, customize, and track click-throughs of short URLs using your own domain name and redirecting to your own posts or to any other web address.
Marco Arment on the iPhone app approval process and WWDC’s odd session on App Store publishing.
David Greiner on the nitty-gritty details of Campaign Monitor’s recent 8-week advertising campaign that included three different banner ad designs, rotated on seven different ad networks and websites, with four unique landing pages.
A new website by yours truly. It’s a gallery of iPhone wallpapers shot with my iPhone Camera.
(You can expect the nerdy details on the unique differences between designing an image-based website and a text-based one in the near future.)
This. Is. Huge.
Coda, Transmit, CandyBar and Unison. All amazing apps for the Mac, and all for sale at half-price until Friday night.