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Oct 9, 2009
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I've got an iPhone 3GS that someone gave because it won't turn on. She said it was a 16gb. The back of the phone isn't labeled. Someone else told me that meant it was an 8gb. I searched the Internet and couldn't find anything. Is there any way I tell what GB this is. Model # is 579c-a1303a. From what I've read this just means its a 3GS. Thanks
 

Rugaby

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The 3GS I have to compare to is the same number on the back. And it is a 8gb. Now that doesn't mean anything as I think the number on the back was the same for all 3gs's.
Why for it matter what size it is. Isn't the. It turning on the first step in this process?
 

psylichon

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The original issue of the 3GS definitely had the capacity printed on the back. When the 4 was released, the only version of the 3GS they offered was 8GB, which remains the case to the day. These do not have the capacity on the back. You have an 8GB 3GS.
 
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Remove sim tray. There is a serial number etched in. Check warranty/ repair on Apple website. I am like 99% sure one of the stats you get is size and color.
Thanks. Didn't know the serial number was etched on the sim tray. Called Apple, gave the number, they gave me all the info. Thanks again
 

Vonwachtstain

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Yeah I got waterdamaged iPhone 3GS for $20 off CL and it was in September. It wouldn't even turn on. I've changed the charging dock and the battery. And now it works. In CT they still go for about 150-170 but I will keep it as I sold my other spare phone (Focus). 3GS is still the best looking iPhone IMHO.
 

psylichon

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Wow, that's amazing to me. Guess I should think about my wife's handed-down 3Gs that still works fine, as now she's got a hand-me-down iPhone 4 to swap to.
As long as you have a backup. I like to keep one spare iPhone around in case of emergency and right now mine is a V1, which is pretty painful to actually use for daily tasks. Next time around I'll keep one of our 4's as a backup.
 

TNA206

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Hold the power button for 5 seconds then keep holding it and at the same time hold the home button for 10 seconds then let go of the power button and keep holding the home button until u see the Apple logo. Hope this helps