iHistory: A Look Back At iPhone Releases And Reactions

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iPhone 3GS

Announcement Date: June 8, 2009

Release Date: June 19, 2009
Key Additions: Faster, 3-megapixel camera with tap to focus, 30fps video, longer battery life, voice control, fingerprint-resistant coating, landscape keyboard, cut and paste, spotlight search, increased storage

The "s" in 3GS supposedly stood for "speed," which reflected how the 3GS was the fastest iPhone to date. The phone was released without many hardware upgrades and in coordination with the iPhone 3.0 firmware update. Due to continued software support and upgrades, the iPhone 3GS is still present on the market. In the week after the announcement of the phone, Apple stock dropped 5 percent and 3 percent in the two days after its release.


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