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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RE[4]: Scummy How?
by tbutler on Wed 13th Jun 2012 21:25 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Scummy How?"
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I don't see you calling Android companies scummy, though. And keep in mind, that Apple couldn't get away with offering untested upgrades for older hardware. They'd end up with a lawsuit. I think offering broader support for a fee would be nice, but people would probably complain about that too. There does have to be a cutoff point where companies quit worrying about bringing nifty new features to old devices for free.

Given that Apple's policy is the best in the industry on this, I'd like to see the other guys called scummy and misleading before Apple is called that. Otherwise, it just looks like an anti-Apple rant. Giving a 3 year old device most of the benefits of a major new release for free seems like a pretty good deal. And those who just bought one bought it with it already clearly segmented as a device with fewer software features than the higher end models.

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