Like all the other tech geeks out there, I was very interested in yesterday’s WWDC. Rumors had been swirling for a while that there would be a new iPhone unveiled and what do you know, it’s true!
The new iPhone 3GS (the S stands for Speed) looks great! It has an improved camera, video-recording capabilities, push notifications, stronger processor, and more RAM. That’s not all it has, but those are the things that I care most about.
I am part of the jailbreak nation, so I’ve been recording video for a while now. With the next version of the PixelPipe app (1.4.1) in beta testing, the gliches from the iPhone 3.0 should be sorted out and video upload to YouTube should resume. There are workarounds for nearly everything!
However, if I want the 3GS, I should be prepared to hand over my non-existent first born, because AT&T aint playin’ around. Last year, current iPhone users were allowed to upgrade, extend their contract and take advantage of the same price as new customers. That’s not the case this time around!
Apple has set up a page where you enter your information and tells you what it’ll cost you to upgrade. You input your phone number, zip, last 4 digits of SS, and email and voila! I don’t know about anyone else, but it aint pretty!
Now, granted, I’ve only had my 3G since December, but still! That’s insane! However, being jailbroken gives me a little more freedom than those who choose to play by the rules.
I will miss that 3MP camera, though. I take pictures on my iPhone like it’s my job. I also have about a million photo/multimedia apps. I will also miss the RAM, fast processor, and extended battery life. Since I can run apps in the background (Thanks, Backgrounder app), plus all the other stuff I have going on, those upgrades would be much needed as they drain my iPhone’s resources.
Alas, unless I come into a great deal of dough, the 3GS and I won’t end up together. And, I’ve noticed a pattern with Apple. Ever since the iPhone made its debut, there’s been a new version released each summer since. Chances are there will b another new iPhone in Summer 2010. And 2011. And 2012. And so on and so forth. I’ll hop on the bandwagon at a later date! And when I do, Apple better make Flash video viewable on the iPhone.
One thing’s for sure: I will stay an iPhone devotee. This sucka is too good to let go!