Apple Supports Their Older iPhones….but Not Really
When talking Android and iPhone with an iPhone owner, one thing they will be quick to tell you, is how they are guaranteed future support with upgrades on their phones. While on the surface, this sounds like an excellent point, when you actually look further into it, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. The upcoming iOS 6 is a perfect example of this. Though the iPhone 4 will be receiving an upgrade to the upcoming version of iOS, it will not receive all the same features the iPhone 4S will in its iOS 6 upgrade. This is something Apple has made a habit of doing with each iOS release. When a new version of iOS is released, the previous generation device gets excluded when it comes to key features. The iPhone 4 did not get Siri, and now it will not receive 3D maps or turn-by-turn navigation. In the end, yes, your older iPhone will get the new version of iOS, but it will be a handicapped version. Considering, many people have reported performance decreases on their iPhones after upgrading to the then-latest version of iOS, if the new version is going to be missing key features, then it doesn’t have nearly as much value as some would claim.