Andy Ihnatko’s iPhone 3GS Review

Andy Ihnatko:

Everything feels faster. Safari on the iPhone 3GS seems as interactive as a desktop browser. At times, pages were being rendered so quickly over WiFi that I had to double-check to make sure that the usual time-suckers (JavaScript and plugins) hadn’t been turned off, and that I wasn’t using some sort of cut-down mobile site.

But the speed enhances the entire user experience. PDFs attached to emails render and display much more quickly. Individual apps that do lots of math — like my photo-editing apps — are more interactive and responsive. Gaming has been kicked up a notch; intensive 3D games are elevated from “Wow, that’s a great frame rate for a phone!” to simply “Wow.”

See also: Andy’s iPhone OS 3.0 review and his list of top 10 new features.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009