iOS compatibility

So I bet you are excited about the latest features coming in iOS 6 announced by Apple at WWDC.  Some of the highlights were: Facebook Integration, Flyover and turn-by-turn navigation, Passbook, FaceTime over 3G/4G, Guided Access, Safari tab syncing, Shared Photo Streams, VIP list, flagged/VIP mailboxes and last but not least Siri integration.  Some of these features like Facebook Integration, Guided Access and Safari tab syncing will be available on most iOS devices, including the iPhone 3GS and iPad 2.

Some of the more exciting applications will only be accessible to those of you who have a iPhone 4S.  This is not surprising that due to hardware differences older devices may not have the computing power to take on some of the more processor intensive features.  Apple is also famous for putting limitations on its application to ensure its users have the best possible experience.   For example one of the more eagerly awaited features is the ability to use FaceTime over a cellular network, unfortunately this will only be possible with the iPhone 4S and the iPad (2012).  Flyover and turn-by-turn GPS is only slightly more compatible as in addition to these newer devices, the 2nd generation iPad can also take advantage of this feature.  What will likely be the biggest disappointment will be the fact that Siri, that fun loving, Google bashing assistant, will only be available on the iPhone 4S and the latest iPad.  Although Apple has included backwards compatibility for some features, if you want to enjoy everything that the new OS has to offer you will have to pick up the latest hardware, likely something that Apple is counting on.

Source: Engadget

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