For those who wants to have the social status of being an iPhone owner but find the iPhone 4/4S too heavy on the wallet, why not go for the older 3GS model?
The iPhone 3GS is being brought back and sold in mobile shops for Php14,990. Despite being two generations old, the iPhone 3GS still runs on current iOS5 and upgradeable to iOS6 once it comes out.
What you’ll lose out on is the gorgeous display on the current iPhone and the powerful processing power. You won’t be able to play the latest heavy games properly with this one but casual gamers (I’m looking at you Angry Birds fans) need not worry, the 600Mhz processor should still prove to be capable for such games. Also don’t expect iPhone 4-quality photos here but the 3-megapixel camera should be fine for Instagram lovers out there.
What you can get out of the iPhone 3GS at this point is the latest iOS which includes Apple’s cloud solution and probably the iPhone-user label if that’s something that you aspire. Just slap a gorgeous case on it and unsuspecting people won’t know. Still, a lot of useful apps and fun games will be available to you and at the least, you’d get a very decent music player.
This Php14,990 iPhone 3GS is the 8GB version and comes unlocked with NTC approval and will have the usual 1-year Apple warranty.
If you’re interested, you should be able to get this at the following stores:
|Power Mac Center|
|Mobile World / ABC Store|
|Tiongsan Dept. Store|
|Kodak Express Shops|