Apples bring instructional iPhone 3G video

The App Store does look fancy
The App Store does look fancy

Apple has posted a video featuring a man in a Jobs-a-like outfit, telling us all about the new features of the iPhone 3G.

Basically, it's 10 minutes of instructional white background fun, where the very small differences between the first and second iPhones are explained in excrutiating detail.

Apple seems a little bit too pleased with itself about including things like multiple email delete, a function that is a no-brainer on even some of the most basic handsets these days.

Hate mail

It also goes into too much detail about the Exchange support; surely if this is something you'd be interested in, then you would just phone IT and ask them how to do it…why waste three minutes of a video telling us all about it?

Ultimately, seeing the iPhone in action does do the one thing it needs to, which is to make people want the device.

Watching the tilt-based games does uphold Apple's claim of being the best mobile gaming device, and the simplicity of the App store is impressive.

The iPhone won't be available from the website however; in fact according to the 'find a store' locator, it won't even be available from Apple retail stores in the UK.

Oh, and whether it's just us or not, calling the new software "iPhone two dot oh" software just grates.

Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.