iPhone 3Gs Datasheet

iPhone 3Gs
Source: apple.com – iPhone 3Gs

The Apple iPhone 3Gs (3rd Generation) is a smartphone designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2009 to 2012 as part of the iPhone series. The next generation of the iPhone was introduced on June 8, 2009, and its price started at $199.

The iPhone 3Gs features GPS, 3G data capability, an 600 MHz Samsung ARM Cortex A8 processor, a 3.5″ multi-touch LCD Display, two colors; Black and White, 8 GB / 16 GB or 32 GB of flash memory, 256 MB of RAM, built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 3.0 Mpix camera with Video recording, accelerometer, Digital compass, Dock connector, 3.5-mm headphone jack, and 5 hours of talk time on 3G and 12 hours on 2G.

During the launch keynote, Apple mentioned that “S” in the name “3Gs” stands for speed. The smartphone has been improved in terms of performance. Apart from the appearance of the iPhone 3G body, this model is completely different. The company has introduced a number of changes and improvements that can be seen at first glance.

iPhone 3Gs were released in the United States, Canada, and six European countries on June 19, 2009, in Australia and Japan on June 26, and internationally in July and August 2009.

On June 24, 2010, an 8GB model was released, discontinuing the 16 and 32GB models.

This iPhone was discontinued on September 12, 2012, and replaced by iPhone 4. Today iPhone 3Gs is 14 years old!

iPhone 3Gs Details

IntroducedJune 8, 2009 (16 GB and 32 GB) – 14 years ago
June 24, 2010 (8 GB) – 13 years ago
ReleasedJune 19, 2009 (United States, Canada, and six European countries) – 14 years ago
June 26, 2009 (Australia and Japan) – 14 years ago
July-August 2009 (International) – 14 years ago
DiscontinuedJune 24, 2010 (16 GB and 32 GB) – 13 years ago
September 12, 2012 (8 GB) – 11 years ago
Last Software UpdateFebruary 21, 2014 – 10 years ago
Time on the Market38 months (3 years)
Time of Support56 months (4 years)
Model IdentifieriPhone2,1
Model NumberA1303 (Worldwide)
A1325 (China)
Order NumberMB715LL/A (16 GB Black)
MB716LL/A (16 GB White)
MB717LL/A (32 GB Black)
MB718LL/A (32 GB White)
MC555LL/A (8 GB)
Original Price$199 (16 GB on a two-year contract)
$299 (32 GB on a two-year contract)
$599 (16 GB)
$699 (32 GB)
$99 (8 GB on a two-year contract)
$499 (8 GB)
ColorsBlack (8 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB)
White (16 GB & 32 GB)
Weight4.8 oz. – 136 Grams
Dimensions4.5” H x 2.4” W x 0.48″ D
11.43 cm H x 6.09 cm W x 1.21 cm D
PredecessoriPhone 3G
SuccessoriPhone 4

iPhone 3GS Tech Specs


ProcessorSamsung ARM Cortex A8
Processor Speed833 MHz (running at 600 MHz)
Number of Cores1


Storage8 GB
16 GB
32 GB


Memory256 MB LPDDR


Graphics CardPowerVR SGX535
Number of Cores1


Display3.5″ widescreen LCD Display
Resolution320 x 480
Pixel Density163 ppi
Brightness428 cd/m2


ButtonsVolume + / –
Sleep / Wake up


Ambient light


NetworksUMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
Wi-Fi802.11b/g (A1303)
None (A1325)
BluetoothBluetooth 2.1 + EDR
SIM slotmini-SIM
Ports1 – 30-pin dock connector
1 – 3.5-mm headphone jack
Camera3.0 Megapixels with Video recording
LocationAssisted GPS
Digital compass
Audio InMicrophone
Audio OutSpeaker


Audio FormatsAAC
Protected AAC
Audible (formats 1, 2, and 3)
Apple Lossless
Video FormatsH.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;
H.264 video, up to 768 Kbps, 320 by 240 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 1.3 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;
MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats


Original OSiPhone OS 3.0 / iOS 3.0
Maximum OSiOS 6.1.6
iTunesiTunes 8.2 or later
System RequirementsMac OS X 10.4.11 or later
Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, or Ultimate Edition or later
Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later


Battery4.51 W Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Battery Capacity1219 mAh
Battery LifeTalk Time: Up to 5 hours on 3G / 12 hours on 2G
Standby: Up to 300 hours
Internet Use: Up to 5 hours on 3G / 9 hours on Wi-Fi
Video playback: Up to 10 hours
Audio playback: Up to 30 hours
Power AdapterApple 5W or 12W USB Power Adapter

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