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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Fragmentation?
by moondevil on Wed 13th Jun 2012 06:09 UTC
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

There, I said it.

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RE: Fragmentation?
by MOS6510 on Wed 13th Jun 2012 07:59 in reply to "Fragmentation?"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

The "missing" features don't have much impact on most apps. iOS 5 on a 3GS is already missing stuff it does have on an iPhone 4/4S and it doesn't seem that there is a massive outcry about this.

My wife has a 3GS and sadly she's still happy with and encounters no problems due to missing features. I say sadly, because I want to give her my iPhone 4 and get an 4S myself, although now I can probably better wait for the iPhone 5.

On my first generation iPad I did encounter 2 apps that refused to install because I didn't meet the hardware requirements, one being iMovie.

So it's hardly a fragmentation crisis. I do think the 3GS might get the axe when the iPhone 5 arrives. It's not like Apple to start supporting 4 generations of one device.

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RE: Fragmentation?
by Brunis on Wed 13th Jun 2012 12:50 in reply to "Fragmentation?"
Brunis Member since:
2005-11-01

I came here to type exactly that..

How do you like them (fragmented) apples?

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