Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Jun 2012 23:59 UTC
Apple So, iOS 6 will make its way to devices all the way back to the 3GS... But many key features are not available at all on the 3GS, and even the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 are seeing features held back. "Some features, like the VIP List for email, the Offline Reading List, and Shared Photo Stream won't work on the iPhone 3GS. Even flagship iOS features like Flyover, turn-by-turn navigation, and FaceTime over cellular won't work on recent devices like the iPhone 4 or the iPad 2 - not to mention the iPhone 3GS." Pretty scummy and misleading.
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Scummy How?
by tbutler on Wed 13th Jun 2012 00:07 UTC
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How's it scummy? It seemed most likely Apple wouldn't even offer iOS 6 for the iPhone 3GS. So this was a pleasant surprise. This is pretty much the way Apple has handled every upgrade since at least iPhone OS 3.

(Especially when upgrades on other mobile platforms often don't come to even brand new devices.)

The only notable major disappointment is the lack of support for the original iPad. I find that mystifying.

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