1. kch50428's Avatar
    Rumor: iPhone 3GS Wont Get iOS 5

    If true, I'm not surprised - my 1st generation AppleTV is at os 3.0.2 - and tells me it's up to date...
    05-24-2011 02:41 PM
  2. Garz's Avatar
    It doesnt suprise me. The 3G is no longer getting OS updates and it had major issues with early versions of 4.0 and Im guessing to lack of RAM.
    05-24-2011 03:34 PM
  3. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    It matters not, dear friends! The iPhone 5 or 4S or whatever is right around the quarter and I am upgrading.
    05-24-2011 04:00 PM
  4. Garz's Avatar
    It matters not, dear friends! The iPhone 5 or 4S or whatever is right around the quarter and I am upgrading.
    Yes for anybody who is on the 3GS when the 5 arrives, its really time to upgrade.
    05-24-2011 04:32 PM
  5. OmariJames's Avatar
    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 05:29 PM
  6. itsalexaye's Avatar
    im waiting for the 4S or 5 to come out so I can upgrade to that one.
    05-24-2011 07:30 PM
  7. anaphora68's Avatar
    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    Unfortunately, the rate at which cell-phones evolve will mean that your phone is outdated within 12-18 months.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 07:02 AM
  8. redbeard's Avatar
    No reason to stop advancing the iPhone because a tiny minority would be upset their 2+ year old phones can't run the latest software. Get a new phone or enjoy 4.0..
    05-25-2011 08:37 AM
  9. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    Well now, seeing as how the 3GS will support iOS 5, I'm hoping to upgrade since I have a j/b and unlocked iPhone 3GS...
    06-11-2011 06:14 PM
  10. itsalexaye's Avatar
    Well now, seeing as how the 3GS will support iOS 5, I'm hoping to upgrade since I have a j/b and unlocked iPhone 3GS...
    I am hoping to upgrade my 3GS to the iphone 5, hopefully in september *crosses fingers*
    06-11-2011 08:59 PM
  11. poopypants's Avatar
    According to apple.com, the 3GS is supposed to get iOS 5.
    06-12-2011 03:17 PM
  12. andrewsmith's Avatar
    Scroll down to the bottom, iPhone 3GS is getting iOS 5.

    Apple - iOS 5 - See new features included in iOS 5.
    06-16-2011 07:03 PM
  13. Garz's Avatar
    ok we have known for 10 days its getting it. thread now closed
    06-16-2011 07:15 PM
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