iOS 6 Available Starting September 19
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Apple today provided more information about iOS 6, the next version of its smartphone and tablet platform, and the platform's availability. Some of the new features discussed today include a panorama mode for the camera, which allows users to capture wide vistas for the first time. iOS 6 will also include the new Apple Maps app, which Apple says includes 100 million points of interest worldwide, and offers cinematic camera angles for flying around landscapes. Other features in iOS 6 include VIPs in the mail app; Passbook for tickets to events/transportation; iCloud integration with the Safari browser; new Siri features for movies and sports; and FaceTimver over cellular. iOS 6 will be available to the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and Retina iPad starting September 19. It is a free upgrade.
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Apple iPhone 4S
3.5" display 640 x 960 pixels
Apple A5 processor
0 mAh battery
Headphone Jack (3.5mm)
pushing iOS 6 to a 3GS?
Even iOS 5 did not sufficiently cripple the 3GS to stop people form buying them new from AT&T on contract, or from throwing out their old one that they updated. Thus, I suspect that anyone who updates their 3GS to iOS 6 will, very shortly afterward, immediately be in the market for a new iPhone, and not a 3GS (no longer available)!
If iPhones existed in their own little universe, seperate from all other phones,
As it stands alot of these features were already offered by other phones for quite some time, and most if not all are already available on previous iPhones through third party apps.
Still, for people that like iOS, it looks to be a pretty good little device.
Will they 4s or 4 get ios6?