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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Butt-kicking their early adopters.
by olafg on Wed 13th Jun 2012 19:38 UTC
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Not supporting iPad 1 is a bad move. As an iPad 1 owner and iOS developer I'll seriously consider switching to Android over this. Trying to forcefeed new hardware by making perfectly good hardware obsolete is showing that Apple has no technological integrity whatsoever. This is bad for both customers and developers.

For development I'm considering switching to 100% pure C++ and OpenGL 2 ES/Direct-X abstraction layer. Goodbye iOS. Goodbye Objective-C, and good riddance to that awful language.

And no, iPad 1 has not become slower with each update.

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