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Thursday, 26 May 2011 13:34

iPhone 3GS won’t get iOS 5 update

Written by Fudzilla staff


Sorry folks, you have to upgrade
According to mobile-review.com, Apple’s iPhone 3GS won’t be upgradeable to the new iOS 5.0 operating system.

This marks the end of the road for the good old 3GS and the move was largely expected, as the 3GS' hardware is not up to the task. The iPhone 4 however will get the iOS 5.0 update.

The new iOS variant is expected to feature numerous improvements and new features and observers believe it will be one of the main selling points for the upcoming iPhone 5, or 4S if you like.

More here.

 

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+28 #1 pogsnet 2011-05-26 13:52
Its not hardware its more on business strategy. If it was hardware they can disable stuffs that it cannot do which I believe it can do most of what iPhone 4 can. But well, its Apple ppl dont complain.
 
 
+24 #2 dicobalt 2011-05-26 14:36
The Jobs has decreed all true followers shall give unto the church of Apple.
 
 
+5 #3 jozef 2011-05-26 19:21
Isn't this pretty standard across the industry? You can't take a 2 year old android and put the latest upcoming OS on it can you?
 
 
+10 #4 dicobalt 2011-05-26 20:31
Quoting jozef:
Isn't this pretty standard across the industry? You can't take a 2 year old android and put the latest upcoming OS on it can you?


Except the 3GS is still being sold as new.
 
 
-1 #5 hellfire 2011-05-26 21:19
Quoting dicobalt:
Except the 3GS is still being sold as new.


Except 5.0 is not yet released, even in beta form
 
 
+2 #6 Exodite 2011-05-26 21:20
Quoting jozef:
You can't take a 2 year old android and put the latest upcoming OS on it can you?



You certainly can, XDA does it all the time, as newer versions of Android doesn't have any particular hardware requirements.

You're correct that it doesn't happen that often, though how many 2 year old Android devices are there really?

The Android boom only really took off in 2010, we'll know better in a couple of years I suppose.

The good news about this? The ridiculous 'fragmentation' argument is dying a slow but certain death.
 
 
0 #7 dicobalt 2011-05-26 22:44
Quoting hellfire:
Quoting dicobalt:
Except the 3GS is still being sold as new.


Except 5.0 is not yet released, even in beta form


So in a mere 3 months when the iPhone 5 comes out, all the 3GS will no longer be sold? Hardly. They will still be selling as new.
 
 
-4 #8 YoYo 2011-05-27 00:32
So we're talking about a soon to be discontinued hardware being incompatible with a soon to be released software.

Stupid!

The 3GS wont suddenly stop working when ios5 is out. IOS5 is supposed to be a major revamp of the IOS UI and feature set. It is rumoured to use retina as a minumum resolution on the iPhone and 1024x768 on the iPads.

Im delighted that iPhone 4 and the iPads could potentially have a new lease of life with a fresh new OS and UI to be more competitive with the mind blowing Android tabs and phones.

Ditching the ancient 3GS support is a small price to pay.
 
 
+5 #9 Kryojenix 2011-05-27 11:06
"Sorry folks, you have to upgrade" - utter Rubbish!

We don't have to upgrade at all if we're perfectly happy with iOS4.3.3 on a 3GS.

Though, to be honest, I'll go Android when my contract expires - to try something new. :-)
 

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