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[5]: Scummy How?
by zima on Thu 14th Jun 2012 12:34 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Scummy How?"
zima
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They are supporting a device (the 3GS) that they have no reason to from a profit standpoint.

That's not really accurate? They are releasing partial* iOS6 for an old device which they still actively promote and sell to (dump on?) consumers.

By now, Apple could probably drop iPhone4 prices to the level of 3GS, and they would still turn a profit (but they get so much more mark-up from the obsolete hardware of 3GS...)

* it possibly took more effort to cut some of those things out, at least for part of them there doesn't seem to be any technical reason for exclusion.

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