iPhone 3GS won't be getting iOS 5 update? [Rumor] [Updated]
No rumor season would be complete without an off-the-cuff, out-of-the-blue tweet from Eldar Murtazin and this one about the two year old iPhone 3GS not getting iOS 5 doesn't disappoint:
iOS 5 is expected to be revealed at WWDC in June. Although the iPhone 3GS is currently still on the market, Apple has previously discontinued software updates for older iOS devices like the original iPhone 2G -- and more recently the iPhone 3G.
And who knows, if iOS 5 requires a minimum of an Apple A4 chipset to run at acceptable performance levels, then maybe Murtazin might have something. We'll have to wait for WWDC to find out.
What do you think, iPhone 3GS owners?
UPDATE: Some folks are pointing out that Murtazin said iPhone 3Gs, not iPhone 3GS, as in he meant the plural form of iPhone 3G. And since they didn't get iOS 4.3, it stands to reason they wouldn't get
[@eldarmurtazin via MacStories]
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Its still 100% usable on iOS3 or 4. You cant expect them to support old hardware with a new more complex OS.
There are still perfectly capable phones running 2.2 when 2.3 was released months ago and 2.3.4 released recently. Android is even worse for supporting older hardware than Apple considering how fast Android phones are being released.
Expect whatever Android you buy today to be obsolete and non-upgradeable to the newest OS in 6-8 months.
So, almost all of the current Android phones are dual core. Do you seriously think the one he picks would be outdated in 6-8 months? :-D My Evo [which leaves much to be desired; can't wait for Evo 3D] is over a year old and it is getting Gingerbread "soon". I guess that disproves your 6-8 months [seeing as it is almost 12 months old]. :-D Again...L...M...B...O!
Maybe when the iPhone 5 is released, the 3GS will be a "free with contract" phone until the supply is depleted. Obviously, you can't expect too much new software for a free phone though.
You guys are acting if this is true. But this blogger basically has no history with Apple. It's no better than analyst speculation.
Consider how much better Windows XP could have been had it not had to support a Pentium 223 Mhz PC with 64 MB of RAM. :-)
Anyway you usually have your phone with a 18 or 24 month subscription so a 2 year cycle wouldn't mess anything up.
AT&T is still selling these phones yet they'll continue to cut off updates ? The 3GS is still capable of every non hardware feature in iOS4 , it CAN support iOS5.
The update of the iPhone 3Gs if awful. Updates should never break things that work. After updating my iPhone, WiFi and Bluetooth sensitivity are down. I cannot connect to the WiFi in my house at 12 ft. Bluetooth loses connectivity at just over 2 ft ( from my ear to my pocket), come on now, all this worked well before the update. App's are very jumpy, not nearly as smooth as before.
If this is Apple's way of forcing an update, I may not be an Apple customer anymore.