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: Scummy?
by JAlexoid on Wed 13th Jun 2012 12:29 UTC in reply to "Scummy?"
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only 7% of Android devices are using the latest version of Android, even though it was released at the same time as iOS 5

In defense of those 7%, they do actually get all of the features of 4.0, rather than a subset. Limitation are only in hardware. While, where is Siri on iPhone4? What is the technical reason for not having FaceTime over 3G on iPhone4?

Edited 2012-06-13 12:31 UTC

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RE[2]: Scummy?
by jared_wilkes on Wed 13th Jun 2012 13:05 in reply to "RE: Scummy?"
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Is that really your argument? 7% with 100% is better than 90% with 75% or 60% with 85% of the features and actual OS compatibility because it is 100% of the feautures? Really?

Edited 2012-06-13 13:07 UTC

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RE[3]: Scummy?
by JAlexoid on Thu 14th Jun 2012 00:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Scummy?"
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Did I say better?
It's a different approach, comparable only when capable devices are not upgraded.

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