- 05-24-2011, 02:34 PM #2
- 05-24-2011, 03:00 PM #3
- 05-24-2011, 03:32 PM #4
- 05-24-2011, 04:29 PM #5
Not surprising. The 3GS does a horrible job with Spotlight, you basically have to keep turning it off to get your RAM performance back to iOS 4 'Normal'. I don't mind upgrading but I don't like how people are ' forced ' to get a new iPhone is they want to continue upgrading the OS.
I own an iMac from 2008 and there's absolutely nothing that would make me want to get a new computer after less than 3 years. I mean, what does that say about the iPhone hardware ? That it usually lasts about 2 years before it's no good ?
AT&T is still selling iPhone 3GS and Apple should continue to offer some kind of updates instead of cutting it off completely. They're smart people, they can do it but may they ....
- 05-24-2011, 06:30 PM #6
- 05-25-2011, 06:02 AM #7
The 3GS is a two year old phone with an older processor and a significantly smaller amount of RAM than the iPhone 4. Apple will not release an OS upgrade unless it meets certain quality standards, period.
Unfortunately, the rate at which cell-phones evolve will mean that your phone is outdated within 12-18 months. Mac OS does not support certain older macs as well. It's just the nature of the beast.
Apple is not going to do something that is "smart" for 3GS owners. They will do the most cost-effective thing.
- 05-25-2011, 07:37 AM #8
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- 06-12-2011, 02:17 PM #11iPhone Nanite
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According to apple.com, the 3GS is supposed to get iOS 5.
- 06-16-2011, 06:03 PM #12iMore Intermediate
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- 06-16-2011, 06:15 PM #13