Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Jun 2012 19:50 UTC
Apple Benedict Evans: "How do you segment without fragmenting? Apple achieved this pretty easily with the iPod by varying the storage, but that wouldn't be meaningful for the iPhone. The cheap one has to run the apps, but people still have to have a reason to buy the expensive one. What you can do is vary the Apple supplied features, without varying the hardware and API platform that your third-party developers are targeting." Like I said: iOS 6 Starter, iOS6 Home, iOS 6 Professional, and iOS 6 Ultimate. Microsoft got blasted for confusing and arbitrary segmentation - rightfully so - but as usual, Apple gets a free pass when it does the exact same thing. At least Microsoft uses different names and forces OEMs to be clear about what they're shipping. I've said it before: I find calling all these different versions "iOS 6" without modifiers pretty scummy and misleading.
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by henderson101 on Wed 27th Jun 2012 12:34 UTC
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Thom keeps harping on about version numbers.. here you go:

iOS 6 for iPhone 3GS
iOS 6 for iPhone 4
iOS 6 for iPad 2
iOS 6 for iPhone 4s
iOS 6 for iPad ("new")
iOS 6 for iPhone ("new")

So, what we have here is a self levelling playing field. The phone dictates the version, not vice versa. Ca we now stop whining about there not being version numbers?

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