When iOS 6 was announced last month, the iPhone 3GS was named a device that was supported by the new OS. It was surprising, but then a number of restrictions began to appear for specific devices. Some restrictions included lack of Flyover/Turn by turn,Siri,Shared photo streams,offline reading lists, and more.
But just two beta’s later, on iOS 6 Beta 3, some iPhone 3GS restricted functions have been lifted. Shared photo streams and the VIP mail filtering abilities are now available on the iPhone 3GS.
On Apples iOS 6 preview page they previously noted 8 restrictions. Since the release of Beta 3, the restrictions have dropped to 6. Read on below to view the removed few restrictions.
- Shared Photo Streams requires iOS 6 on iPhone 4 or later or iPad 2 or later, or a Mac computer with OS X Mountain Lion. An up-to-date browser is required for accessing shared photo streams on the web.
- VIP list and VIP and Flagged smart mailboxes will be available on iPhone 4 or later and iPad 2 or later.
Its great news that Apple is long-lastingly updating old devices. Apples iPhone 3GS does still sell on some pre-paid carriers though, and that’s the one reason they probably continued iOS 6 support. Just take a look at the original iPad. The chip within is identical to the iPhone 3GS’s, and support has been stripped. The iPad on the other hand is not being produced still by Apple.
Should Apple have added this support from the beginning? Its not like it takes up system RAM.