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Review: Apple iOS 6

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But it's an iPhone!

Practice

Sep 21, 2012, 9:06 PM
But it's an Apple iPhone which is better than anything else, forever!! Paranoid
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T Bone

Sep 21, 2012, 10:22 PM
Unfortunately, Apple is starting to suffer due to its longstanding policy of holding back certain features so that they can give customers a reason to upgrade when they add them to the next version. They need to stop holding back and start putting everything they possibly can into the phone and the software...Android is rapidly innovating and Apple isn't even keeping up.....
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Captain Ahash

Sep 23, 2012, 10:39 AM
iPhones as far back as the 3GS can download the update, which was released back early 2009.

How many 3 year old Android phones do you know that are manufacturer supported with the most up-to-date software still?

In complete disclosure, I myself am a Google/Android enthusiast, but I do understand the appeal of the iPhone.

To each their own.
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T Bone

Sep 23, 2012, 11:02 AM
They can download PART OF the update....the only device which is getting 100% of the new features of iOS 6 is the iPhone 5...everything else is only getting SOME of the new features....
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T Bone

Sep 23, 2012, 11:32 AM
And I would add that when Microsoft did exactly the same thing....announcing that the Windows Phone 7 devices won't get the full Windows 8 upgrade but will instead be sent a partial upgrade called Windows 7.8 adds all the Windows 8 features that the hardware can support (which turns out to be everything except 3 features) they were bashed for 'pulling support so quickly'....even though they are really going out of their way to provide as much support to older phones as possible...
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bluecoyote

Sep 23, 2012, 2:35 PM
from an app developer's perspective. The iOS6 SDK applies almost entirely to all iOS devices (except where there's a hardware limitation.)

The SDK for Win8 and Win7.8 is different.
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JeffroPuff

Sep 24, 2012, 4:05 PM
the reason the SDK for WP8 and WP7.8 are different is because fundamentally the OSes have vastly different hardware requirements nd features. For anyone who is an WP app dev, WP8 is backwards compatible for WP7 apps.
Like Apple, the 7.8 update adds MOST of the new features on the older hardware.
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