• Author arn
  • Posted On2009-06-17 00:33:42
  • News

img_0007With iPhone 3.0 on the verge of being released, you'll be interested to know that the first 3.0-ready apps have already started trickling into the App Store.

  • TouchGrind ($4.99) from Illusion Labs has been updated to version 1.2.1 which supports 3.0-specific features.
    A new update is out for your favorite skateboard/fingerboard game is out. This time we bring you new 3.0 sweetness, which makes Touchgrind one of the first games out to utilize the new features 3.0. You can now access your music library from within the game, allowing you to create the perfect skate playlist and see which song that is currently playing via the super sweet popups (ok, they aren't that sweet, but still pretty nice).

  • Tap Tap Revenge 2 (Free) from Tapulous now offers support for Push notifications.
  • Star Defense ($5.99) from Ngmoco will be seeing a version update tomorrow that will support their new Plus+ platform, according to Silicon Alley Insider. The service is being described as an Xbox Live-like service:
    What is it? Sort of like Microsoft's (MSFT) Xbox Live service, but free for players. It lets you have a profile, friends, records, game histories, and challenges across multiple games. (It'll eventually plug into Facebook and Twitter, too.)

    It seems these features will leverage the 3.0 firmware.

Apple's iPhone 3.0 firmware will be officially released on Wednesday, June 17th. The update is free for iPhone owners and will cost $9.95 for iPod Touch owners. The 3.0 update introduces a number of interesting features that will be applicable to iPhone gaming. We'll provide further updates with notable iPhone 3.0 supporting games over the next few weeks.

All these games will continue to support the older firmwares, of course, but the new 3.0-specific features will not be available to those users.

  • Maroonfree

    12:30 and no update... Darn California time...

    • murphy

      1:56AM hawaii time!!! i think i'm going to b up for a while....../cry

  • Maroonfree

    12:30 and no update... Darn California time...

    • murphy

      1:56AM hawaii time!!! i think i'm going to b up for a while....../cry

  • http://germany-today.co.uk Sam

    grrrrr, so its releasing 17th US time, cause UK its 17th now :(

  • http://germany-today.co.uk Sam

    grrrrr, so its releasing 17th US time, cause UK its 17th now :(

  • Steve

    Sam - You're not in Sydney its been the 17th for 15 hours now !!!! COME ON APPLE.

  • Steve

    Sam - You're not in Sydney its been the 17th for 15 hours now !!!! COME ON APPLE.

  • Alan

    Its 1:05 here in Detroit, MI. We must have to wait till its 12 in California.

  • Alan

    Its 1:05 here in Detroit, MI. We must have to wait till its 12 in California.

  • Tiff

    this is rediculous it is 1:00 now update its June 17th people

  • Tiff

    this is rediculous it is 1:00 now update its June 17th people

  • Skippy

    I'm pissed that I have to pay $10 to get this...again.

    • Zee

      Right...Because shelling out $10 a year is going to break the bank for you, and Apple should think twice before ever trying to offset development costs by charging a fee for MAJOR upgrades...

      BTW...How much did you pay for your ipod touch? and how much do you pay a month for it?...

      • drew

        What a dick....

  • Skippy

    I'm pissed that I have to pay $10 to get this...again.

    • Zee

      Right...Because shelling out $10 a year is going to break the bank for you, and Apple should think twice before ever trying to offset development costs by charging a fee for MAJOR upgrades...

      BTW...How much did you pay for your ipod touch? and how much do you pay a month for it?...

      • drew

        What a dick....

  • Dave

    alan is right, update prob wont be available until 12:01 PST :(

  • Dave

    alan is right, update prob wont be available until 12:01 PST :(

  • angela

    its 12:20 in the 17th here in nebraska, ans still no update!!

  • angela

    its 12:20 in the 17th here in nebraska, ans still no update!!

  • angela

    its 12:21 here in nebraska, still no update!!

  • angela

    its 12:21 here in nebraska, still no update!!

  • http://Apple.com Apple 4 life

    Can you people relax it's coming!!
    3Gs you know it!!!

  • http://Apple.com Apple 4 life

    Can you people relax it's coming!!
    3Gs you know it!!!

  • demon jumez

    Come on apple!

    I was up at 3am and now 620am UK time and still nothing :0(

  • demon jumez

    Come on apple!

    I was up at 3am and now 620am UK time and still nothing :0(

  • Roger

    Yeah. 1:31 here in Indiana (Eastern zone). Nothing yet.

  • Roger

    Yeah. 1:31 here in Indiana (Eastern zone). Nothing yet.

  • http://ellenti.com Benn

    1:38 AM EST and no damn update yet!!!! :(

  • http://ellenti.com Benn

    1:38 AM EST and no damn update yet!!!! :(

  • http://ellenti.com Benn

    I've been waiting for this day since I got my phone a year ago. Now I am waiting for every minute to go by. Not here yet tho'

    1:40 AM EST

  • Marvin

    its 1:40 am in ohio EST so it wont go live till 3:00 PST....?

  • http://ellenti.com Benn

    I've been waiting for this day since I got my phone a year ago. Now I am waiting for every minute to go by. Not here yet tho'

    1:40 AM EST

  • Marvin

    its 1:40 am in ohio EST so it wont go live till 3:00 PST....?

  • cir

    it's out here hell YEAH i'm downloading *netherlands* woohoo the dutchies get it first LOOOOOL

  • cir

    it's out here hell YEAH i'm downloading *netherlands* woohoo the dutchies get it first LOOOOOL

  • demon jumez

    Hey no fair netherlands ;0)

    UK - still waiting for update :0(

  • demon jumez

    Hey no fair netherlands ;0)

    UK - still waiting for update :0(

  • http://germany-today.co.uk Sam

    ^ BS cir... ^

    Ok, just gonna wait patiently :)

  • http://germany-today.co.uk Sam

    ^ BS cir... ^

    Ok, just gonna wait patiently :)

  • LocoHolms

    Tomorrow morning. Apple execs are playing drinking games to see when it's released. Probably when they rwailze they have the hang over

  • Jake

    4:09 PM in Australia (brisbane) :(

    still no update

  • LocoHolms

    Tomorrow morning. Apple execs are playing drinking games to see when it's released. Probably when they rwailze they have the hang over

  • Jake

    4:09 PM in Australia (brisbane) :(

    still no update

  • Michael91

    Maroonfree its only 11:11 in california as we speak, idk where you got 12:30 from,
    and if it does manage to launch at midnight it'll be PST, since apple is located in cupertino

  • Marvin

    this is what i get for not jailbreaking my ipod 2G .... BS Apple i hate u

  • Michael91

    Maroonfree its only 11:11 in california as we speak, idk where you got 12:30 from,
    and if it does manage to launch at midnight it'll be PST, since apple is located in cupertino

  • Marvin

    this is what i get for not jailbreaking my ipod 2G .... BS Apple i hate u

  • martin

    europe - 8: 36 AM ... No Update.

    Hey guys, maybe it was 17th June 2010

  • martin

    europe - 8: 36 AM ... No Update.

    Hey guys, maybe it was 17th June 2010

  • http://germany-today.co.uk Sam

    martin, yes i think it was too, its a conspiracy...

  • http://germany-today.co.uk Sam

    martin, yes i think it was too, its a conspiracy...

  • Steve

    so its midnight here in cali and it still hasn't released... i heard on some other site that it's releasing 6 a.m. pacific time so hopefully its out by the time i wake up :)

  • Steve

    so its midnight here in cali and it still hasn't released... i heard on some other site that it's releasing 6 a.m. pacific time so hopefully its out by the time i wake up :)

  • amy

    2:08 which means its 12:08 in California!
    wheres my iphone 3.0 software???

  • amy

    2:08 which means its 12:08 in California!
    wheres my iphone 3.0 software???

  • john

    It's not out yet here in the Netherlands!

  • john

    It's not out yet here in the Netherlands!

  • logicbox

    don't you people get it yet? 'available on the 17th' means whenever steve gets into the san fran office on the 17th.... it's not like apple is a multinational corporation or anything ;-)

  • logicbox

    don't you people get it yet? 'available on the 17th' means whenever steve gets into the san fran office on the 17th.... it's not like apple is a multinational corporation or anything ;-)

  • WeirdingWay

    What's with this Cloudcell, Plus+ crap? Can't we just stick to one platform like OpenFeint so the community can actually stay connected?

  • WeirdingWay

    What's with this Cloudcell, Plus+ crap? Can't we just stick to one platform like OpenFeint so the community can actually stay connected?

  • paul

    Is it right that it has been delayed until 18th???

    • http://appstorereviews.spacequadrat.de FallenAngel

      It's released the 18th in Singapore. In GMT that would be 6PM on the 17th, PST would be 10AM.

  • paul

    Is it right that it has been delayed until 18th???

    • http://appstorereviews.spacequadrat.de FallenAngel

      It's released the 18th in Singapore. In GMT that would be 6PM on the 17th, PST would be 10AM.

  • boaz

    sorry fellas but its been delayed to the 17th

  • boaz

    sorry fellas but its been delayed to the 17th

  • cir

    it's out guys i allready said it 10 replys ago at least in the dutch shop it's diffrent than the so called illegal 3.0 this one i faster

  • cir

    it's out guys i allready said it 10 replys ago at least in the dutch shop it's diffrent than the so called illegal 3.0 this one i faster

  • Acidbottle

    ermm, i just went to the uk apple store and its quite clearly stated as v3.0 is a free update, yet others are saying there is $10 price tag. whats tha score here?

    • Zee

      $9.95 for Ipod Touch, Free for iPhones

  • Acidbottle

    ermm, i just went to the uk apple store and its quite clearly stated as v3.0 is a free update, yet others are saying there is $10 price tag. whats tha score here?

    • Zee

      $9.95 for Ipod Touch, Free for iPhones

  • FOXridersCO.

    9:16 here in ohio and still no update !!
    i say we all start a riot haha!!

    • Mike

      Acidbottle, the update IS free, if you are an iPhone user. iPod Touch users must pay a $10 fee to upgrade.

      • Acidbottle

        ah ha! cheers mike ;) freebies ftw

  • FOXridersCO.

    9:16 here in ohio and still no update !!
    i say we all start a riot haha!!

    • Mike

      Acidbottle, the update IS free, if you are an iPhone user. iPod Touch users must pay a $10 fee to upgrade.

      • Acidbottle

        ah ha! cheers mike ;) freebies ftw

  • Mr Payne

    Do you really need it THAT bad that you're counting down the minutes and refreshing iTunes with an itchy trigger finger? I don't get it.

  • Mr Payne

    Do you really need it THAT bad that you're counting down the minutes and refreshing iTunes with an itchy trigger finger? I don't get it.

  • Da Lyte

    We have been on it for a week so the smart people really get it first....LOL

  • Da Lyte

    We have been on it for a week so the smart people really get it first....LOL

  • Timothy R

    Plus+ sounds cool, hopefully if there's voice chat, we can mute players... (majority of whiny kids).

  • Timothy R

    Plus+ sounds cool, hopefully if there's voice chat, we can mute players... (majority of whiny kids).

  • http://www.1010systems.co.uk IT Guy

    I am in the UK. Downloaded it at 11am this morning. You just have to know where to look :)

    • TBAG

      IT Guy GTFO

      • http://www.1010systems.co.uk IT Guy

        Well i was thinking of posting a link but I wont bother now, my brother works as a developer for a tier company linked to apple.He has access to all kinds of stuff before the general public gets their mitts on it.
        After all its only a update,it wont change your life.

    • Fokion

      Right, or you downloaded the "leaked" 3gS version that's been doing the rounds since yesterday. Anyway, this update is particularily important to me as it finally adds a Greek keyboard, which I absolutely need for contacts and writing texts on the go. Yes, that's right, the 3g launched here without a localized keyboard. Apple, eh?

  • http://www.1010systems.co.uk IT Guy

    I am in the UK. Downloaded it at 11am this morning. You just have to know where to look :)

    • TBAG

      IT Guy GTFO

      • http://www.1010systems.co.uk IT Guy

        Well i was thinking of posting a link but I wont bother now, my brother works as a developer for a tier company linked to apple.He has access to all kinds of stuff before the general public gets their mitts on it.
        After all its only a update,it wont change your life.

    • Fokion

      Right, or you downloaded the "leaked" 3gS version that's been doing the rounds since yesterday. Anyway, this update is particularily important to me as it finally adds a Greek keyboard, which I absolutely need for contacts and writing texts on the go. Yes, that's right, the 3g launched here without a localized keyboard. Apple, eh?

  • Peacemaker

    Try all you want but the rumer is that apple will be sending this one down the pipe @ 10:00 PST

    http://www.intomobile.com/2009/06/17/iphone-30-firmware-arrives-today-10am-pst-via-itunes.html

  • Peacemaker

    Try all you want but the rumer is that apple will be sending this one down the pipe @ 10:00 PST

    http://www.intomobile.com/2009/06/17/iphone-30-firmware-arrives-today-10am-pst-via-itunes.html

  • noxli

    I am from switzerland
    The medias and our providers has postet that the update comes at 7:00 pm (19:00 CEST) swisstime. Now you can calculate where you are...
    ...god damned i can't wait^^

    • Peacemaker

      noxli,

      I believe you are 6 hours ahead of us here in Ohio. So 7 minus 6 = 1pm which lines right up with the release time in the article. We are 3 hours ahead of California, so that means you are 9 hours ahead of California. (which is were apple is located)

      Switzerland
      Thu 6/18/2009 7:00 PM*

      Ohio (USA) EST
      Thu 6/18/2009 1:00 PM*

      California (USA) PST
      Thu 6/18/2009 10:00 AM*

  • noxli

    I am from switzerland
    The medias and our providers has postet that the update comes at 7:00 pm (19:00 CEST) swisstime. Now you can calculate where you are...
    ...god damned i can't wait^^

    • Peacemaker

      noxli,

      I believe you are 6 hours ahead of us here in Ohio. So 7 minus 6 = 1pm which lines right up with the release time in the article. We are 3 hours ahead of California, so that means you are 9 hours ahead of California. (which is were apple is located)

      Switzerland
      Thu 6/18/2009 7:00 PM*

      Ohio (USA) EST
      Thu 6/18/2009 1:00 PM*

      California (USA) PST
      Thu 6/18/2009 10:00 AM*

  • Shoe

    You are a bunch of spoiled impatient wackos!

  • Pinda

    the guy from the netherlands who sad is out is a lie isnt out yet in the neterlands im from the netherlands 2

  • Shoe

    You are a bunch of spoiled impatient wackos!

  • Pinda

    the guy from the netherlands who sad is out is a lie isnt out yet in the neterlands im from the netherlands 2

  • pseudocode

    Got tired of waiting and clicking on the iTunes "Check for Update" button, so I just wrote my own version 3.0 iPhone OS. It runs great and does more stuff than Apple's...... tomorrow I'm going to make an even better iPhone and start my own telecom.....

  • pseudocode

    Got tired of waiting and clicking on the iTunes "Check for Update" button, so I just wrote my own version 3.0 iPhone OS. It runs great and does more stuff than Apple's...... tomorrow I'm going to make an even better iPhone and start my own telecom.....

  • apple care

    ok guys i m from apple care ask me ur probs

  • apple care

    ok guys i m from apple care ask me ur probs

  • apple care

    the 3.0 update is delayed till 19th

  • apple care

    the 3.0 update is delayed till 19th

  • apple care

    we will launch the update alongwith iphone 3gs

  • apple care

    we will launch the update alongwith iphone 3gs

  • Apple Genius - Store 739221

    iPhone release is scheduled for today and not to be relesed with the iPhone 3g S.

  • Apple Genius - Store 739221

    iPhone release is scheduled for today and not to be relesed with the iPhone 3g S.

  • http://yahoo.com Jose Villagomez

    11:01 Mexico,,,no update yet

  • http://yahoo.com Jose Villagomez

    11:01 Mexico,,,no update yet

  • Apple Genius - Store 739221

    iPhone 3.0 firmware will be first released in California, at Apple in Cuppertino we are preparing to bring it live.

  • Apple Genius - Store 739221

    iPhone 3.0 firmware will be first released in California, at Apple in Cuppertino we are preparing to bring it live.

  • Roger

    According to the link that an above poster provided, the update will start at about 1 p.m. Eastern, which is 10 a.m. Pacific and is consistent with the previous update.

    The update does NOT start with the release of the new iPhone. The "Apple Care" poster obviously does not work for Apple. Don't believe him/her. "Apple Genius" might actually be one, as he/she is providing accurate info, consistent with Apple's announcement, but then again...Apple announced it, so maybe he/she doesn't work for Apple. It's public info. LOL.

  • Roger

    According to the link that an above poster provided, the update will start at about 1 p.m. Eastern, which is 10 a.m. Pacific and is consistent with the previous update.

    The update does NOT start with the release of the new iPhone. The "Apple Care" poster obviously does not work for Apple. Don't believe him/her. "Apple Genius" might actually be one, as he/she is providing accurate info, consistent with Apple's announcement, but then again...Apple announced it, so maybe he/she doesn't work for Apple. It's public info. LOL.

  • cir

    its out in the netherlands make a dutch account

  • cir

    its out in the netherlands make a dutch account

  • Roger

    Doubtful.

  • Roger

    Doubtful.

  • Adams Immersive

    Must... wait... 24... hours.... to update....... Must... not... be... guinea pig....

  • Adams Immersive

    Must... wait... 24... hours.... to update....... Must... not... be... guinea pig....

  • cir

    is it out's ???

    me can'ts waits thouse waits twouse loungs fourse this updates

  • cir

    is it out's ???

    me can'ts waits thouse waits twouse loungs fourse this updates

  • Apple Genius - Store 739221

    There have been various rumors surrounding the release time of the iPhone 3.0 firmware update, as one regarding it will be released at 9:42AM. To tell you the truth if you watch our "Guided Tour" videos they last longer than 1 minute and the time on or test devices are programed not to change, because that would look unprofessional. If there are a few things I can tell you, first, it will be released on June 17, 2009 (USA). Second, it will not be delayed to June 19, 2009 as earlier post claimed.

  • Apple Genius - Store 739221

    There have been various rumors surrounding the release time of the iPhone 3.0 firmware update, as one regarding it will be released at 9:42AM. To tell you the truth if you watch our "Guided Tour" videos they last longer than 1 minute and the time on or test devices are programed not to change, because that would look unprofessional. If there are a few things I can tell you, first, it will be released on June 17, 2009 (USA). Second, it will not be delayed to June 19, 2009 as earlier post claimed.

  • Apple Genius - Store 739221

    We here at Apple are still readying the release on the iPhone 3.0 firmware, but another piece of advice for any of you who pre-ordered an iPhone 3g S, may recieve your device after June 19, 2009 due to precaution of devices being delivered in advance to June 19, 2009.

  • Apple Genius - Store 739221

    We here at Apple are still readying the release on the iPhone 3.0 firmware, but another piece of advice for any of you who pre-ordered an iPhone 3g S, may recieve your device after June 19, 2009 due to precaution of devices being delivered in advance to June 19, 2009.

  • Peacemaker

    Why doesn't it update. It just keeps saying that 2.2.1 is the current version.

  • Marvin

    1:00 EST ....WTF.....????

  • Peacemaker

    Why doesn't it update. It just keeps saying that 2.2.1 is the current version.

  • Marvin

    1:00 EST ....WTF.....????

  • Roger

    GRRR. I guess they lied. LOL. This is annoying. I hope it goes up before I have to go to work. :-(

  • Alan

    It's out!

  • Roger

    GRRR. I guess they lied. LOL. This is annoying. I hope it goes up before I have to go to work. :-(

  • Alan

    It's out!

  • Peacemaker

    I really want to give apple this $10... Don't they want it?

  • Peacemaker

    YES THEY DO!!!!! IT WORKS

  • Peacemaker

    I really want to give apple this $10... Don't they want it?

  • Peacemaker

    YES THEY DO!!!!! IT WORKS

  • MaroonFree

    ALan's right! about 10:10 in California!

  • MaroonFree

    ALan's right! about 10:10 in California!

  • Kennedy

    The iPhone 3.0 update will arrive "sometime" today according to apple. While the acutal release time is unknown, the best guess is between now and 2 pm (EST).

    @ Apple Genious and apple care:
    If anyone is stupid enough to believe you're a real apple rep then that's just sad. Misspellings, incorrect grammar, and just wrong information are more than enough to realize the bad hoax.

  • Kennedy

    The iPhone 3.0 update will arrive "sometime" today according to apple. While the acutal release time is unknown, the best guess is between now and 2 pm (EST).

    @ Apple Genious and apple care:
    If anyone is stupid enough to believe you're a real apple rep then that's just sad. Misspellings, incorrect grammar, and just wrong information are more than enough to realize the bad hoax.

  • hollywoodpunk

    IT'S OUT ITS OUT ITS OUT!

  • Kennedy

    1:20 EST, 3.0 is available in the US.

  • hollywoodpunk

    IT'S OUT ITS OUT ITS OUT!

  • Kennedy

    1:20 EST, 3.0 is available in the US.

  • Marvin

    NICE.....downloading...30 minutes left.....finally

  • Marvin

    NICE.....downloading...30 minutes left.....finally

  • Jari

    I am downloading it Right now (sweden)

  • Jari

    I am downloading it Right now (sweden)

  • Roger

    It started with about 5 or 6 minutes here. I guess it's because I'm on cable Internet. :-)

    God, I hope I don't have any problems!

  • Roger

    It started with about 5 or 6 minutes here. I guess it's because I'm on cable Internet. :-)

    God, I hope I don't have any problems!

  • Marvin

    i got cable internet too.....good let me know if your iphone ipod blows up so i can cancel the download... :)

  • Marvin

    i got cable internet too.....good let me know if your iphone ipod blows up so i can cancel the download... :)

  • CerPrime

    Woohahh!! It's up now! Downloading - woot!

  • CerPrime

    Woohahh!! It's up now! Downloading - woot!

  • cir

    WTF my iphone crashed nothing works.

    My iphone starts and says you have some malware saves on your iphone.

    WTF i can't remove them

    • Roger

      Bull. iPhones don't have malware, and they certainly don't have anti-virus software on them. WTF?

      I don't think I believe you. Yet again.

  • cir

    WTF my iphone crashed nothing works.

    My iphone starts and says you have some malware saves on your iphone.

    WTF i can't remove them

    • Roger

      Bull. iPhones don't have malware, and they certainly don't have anti-virus software on them. WTF?

      I don't think I believe you. Yet again.

  • Roger

    It works just fine. :-)

    Loving 3.0 so far!

  • Roger

    It works just fine. :-)

    Loving 3.0 so far!

  • Roger

    Oh...no push?

    • Roger

      Well, at least not like the leaked pictures showed Push. They showed it as a main setting, and one that you can set up for individual apps.

      Oh well. I'm still pleased. :-)

  • Roger

    Oh...no push?

    • Roger

      Well, at least not like the leaked pictures showed Push. They showed it as a main setting, and one that you can set up for individual apps.

      Oh well. I'm still pleased. :-)

  • http://www.fuelgames.com/ Brian Robbins

    Just wanted to let people know that the update to Vans SK8 was just released today. This version is fully compatible with 3.0 and allows you to choose your own iPod music to play from within the game (or leaves it running if it's playing when you launch the game).

  • http://www.fuelgames.com/ Brian Robbins

    Just wanted to let people know that the update to Vans SK8 was just released today. This version is fully compatible with 3.0 and allows you to choose your own iPod music to play from within the game (or leaves it running if it's playing when you launch the game).

  • Marvin

    Lovin my bluetooth ipod .....everything works good

  • Marvin

    Lovin my bluetooth ipod .....everything works good

  • CerPrime

    Yep - no problems here either - smooth upgrade. Woohah!

  • CerPrime

    Yep - no problems here either - smooth upgrade. Woohah!

  • DaveMc99

    "All these games will continue to support the older firmwares, of course, but the new 3.0-specific features will not be available to those users."

    I am unable to install the Enigmo and Alterate Endings updates.. is anyone else finding games that require 3.0 and will not install on 2.2.1?

  • DaveMc99

    "All these games will continue to support the older firmwares, of course, but the new 3.0-specific features will not be available to those users."

    I am unable to install the Enigmo and Alterate Endings updates.. is anyone else finding games that require 3.0 and will not install on 2.2.1?

  • Nero

    Hey everyone >>I am pretty sure that even the iphone 3gs (which is claimed as the most powerful iphone on the planet ) is still behind psp(not to
    mention psp 3000) when it comes to portable hardcore gaming ( Come on we all know that playing God of war ( Chains of olympus) on psp is light years ahead of iphone god of war like game( Hero of Sparta) which is too choppy.To be more precise , take a look at this site http://www.hardcoreware.net/graphics-specs-compare-iphone-3gs-to-psp-to-ds/ which shows comparison between latest iphone 3gs and psp 3000 especially on their GPUs .btw, i pay apple nothing for their 3.0 update for my ipod touch

  • Nero

    Hey everyone >>I am pretty sure that even the iphone 3gs (which is claimed as the most powerful iphone on the planet ) is still behind psp(not to
    mention psp 3000) when it comes to portable hardcore gaming ( Come on we all know that playing God of war ( Chains of olympus) on psp is light years ahead of iphone god of war like game( Hero of Sparta) which is too choppy.To be more precise , take a look at this site http://www.hardcoreware.net/graphics-specs-compare-iphone-3gs-to-psp-to-ds/ which shows comparison between latest iphone 3gs and psp 3000 especially on their GPUs .btw, i pay apple nothing for their 3.0 update for my ipod touch