Apple introduced the revolutionary iPhone 2G in Jan 2007 and since then the iPhone has captivated everyone's attention and hearts. The only significant criticism against the old iPhone was that it lacked 3G support and other useful features like GPS navigation, among other things. But these complaints were soon rectified by Apple when it launched the iPhone 3G in July 2008 featuring 3G, GPS navigation and much more. So what are the essential differences between the old and new iPhone and is it worth upgrading to the new iPhone 3G from your old iPhone 2G. We answer all these questions and more. So here is the low down on the iPhone 3G vs 2G issue.
Essential iPhone 2G and 3G Differences:
Looks and Feel: The iPhone 3G has nice and smooth glass finish that runs unbroken and ends in the shiny metal bezel. All the buttons, except the Home button, on the iPhone 3G are constructed with shiny metal, which is a nice departure from the cheap plastics used in the old iPhone 2G. Also, the iPhone 3G sports a new no-recessed headphone jack as compared to the depressing recessed jack in the iPhone 2G. Apple has also introduced a more ergonomic design on the iPhone 3G with more pronounced rounding in the form of a drawn out dome that tapers near the edge as compared to the iPhone 2G, which had a flat backside with rounding only near the edges. As far as dimensions are concerned the iPhone 3G is slightly longer, wider and broader. Although this difference between the old and new iphone is very difficult to discern.
All in all nice touch-up in the looks and feel department.
Battery Life: The iPhone 3G also features a battery with longer lifespan than that in the iPhone 2G. You can talk for 10 hours using 2G (8 hours in iPhone 2G) or 5 hours with 3G, whereas the standby has also been enhanced to 300 hours as compared to 250 hours in the iPhone 2G.
Features: We finally come down to the main difference between the iPhone 2G and the iPhone 3G, GPS and 3G. For many these are the real difference between the old and the new iPhone and raison d'etre for switching over to the new iPhone. The 3G is considerably faster than the 2G with quicker downloading and an enhanced internet experience. The GPS navigation assist is also pretty responsive and handy especially, when combined with Google maps.So here we have in a nutshell, all the major differences between the old and the new iPhone. If you really need faster net experience and navigation assist then surely switch over to the iPhone 3G without thinking twice, otherwise, old is gold.
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