1. Alfredo Soto Romero's Avatar
    Hello, I have the IPhone 3GS with the IOS 6.1.3. I thought that this past wednesday (Sept. 18, 2013) I was going to get an upgrade from APPLE like they usually do on every new upgrade but apparently IPhone 3GS is not getting this upgrade. How ever they have been upgrading all my applications to be compatible with IOS7! Can someone please let me know whats going on? I will really appreciate it! Thanks in advance for your help!
    09-22-2013 06:21 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Is IPhone 3GS getting an upgrade from IOS 7? No.

    What's going on is the new iOS is now available, and developers are releasing updated apps to take advantage of all the capabilities of the new iOS7 and the new phones as well.
    09-22-2013 06:44 PM
  3. Jimbob27's Avatar

    I have found the that latest Facebook update for ios7, does not work on my 3GS (or indeed my families 3GS's).
    I have tried contacting Facebook about this but of course, why shoud they care about old phones ? Often the replies I see on anything like this is, get a new phone. But i dont want to, at least, not yet.
    I find it frustrating that updates are available for installation for phones which have not been properly tested.
    Fair enough the ios7 is not available for 3gs, I get it, but lets at least test the apps before making them available to all please!!
    Is there anyway of installing an old or previous version Facebok onto my phone ?

    Thanks in advance,

    09-23-2013 05:43 AM
  4. Totalimmortal363's Avatar
    Step your game up and buy a new phone.
    09-24-2013 07:32 PM
  5. lui22's Avatar
    Step your game up and buy a new phone.
    The GS is still a good phone at 6.1.3 it shouldn't be a problem
    09-29-2013 02:15 AM
  6. km12345's Avatar
    I use a 3GS. Just waiting for 6.1.3 jb for it. Though i will be getting 5s, I do agree they need to remember about the older devices or at least or maintain the older version.

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    10-01-2013 03:45 PM
  7. Peter Cohen's Avatar
    To answer the OP's question, no. The 3GS is not getting an iOS 7 upgrade. It's simply too slow and too limited to handle the new version.
    10-01-2013 03:48 PM
  8. Totalimmortal363's Avatar
    The GS is still a good phone at 6.1.3 it shouldn't be a problem
    The 3GS is not a good phone at this point
    10-01-2013 07:11 PM
  9. lui22's Avatar
    The 3GS is not a good phone at this point
    What makes you say that specs? Keep in mind a lot of android "smartphones" are sold with worse specs.
    10-01-2013 07:13 PM
  10. Totalimmortal363's Avatar
    In the iOS world, the 3GS is no longer a valid device as of iOS 7.
    10-02-2013 02:04 PM
  11. iEd's Avatar
    The 3GS was and still is a great phone. I know a few folks that still use it. But most deep iPhone users update at least every other model update. Anyone still using a 3GS should at least consider 4s or 5c.

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    10-02-2013 02:19 PM
  12. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    not 5s..lol
    10-02-2013 04:06 PM
  13. iEd's Avatar
    not 5s..lol
    I figure somebody still using a 3GS might not want to drop the coin for a 5s. 😎

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    10-02-2013 04:14 PM
  14. Alik Malix's Avatar
    I thought I read in several places that Apple will leave the older versions of Apps available in the AppStore...

    And to answer iEd: you're probably right, but keeping my 3GS as one and only primary phone this long wasn't for the sake of saving money... I really didn't think I needed an upgrade 2 years ago when I qualified for a new upgrade - this one was/is still rocking good: screen good/responsive, body ok, processing maybe a second goes by when I open heavy apps, full iCloud integration, battery is great actually, 3G data - pretty good in my area from AT&T, it takes couple seconds to load a 30 min youtube video, wi-fi never a problem,camera got a water drip inside, but still takes pictures. And to add to that, it's fully synced with iPad which is used primarily for entertainment, games, and photoshop drawings.

    It's been dropped into water twice, screen cracked and repaired 3 times by a cheap shop. This thing is a tank. Yeh, I'm iPsyched (see what I did there) about getting a 5S soon, but now, I wonder if I can make this thing last as my everyday phone until iPhone 6. My last update was a few weeks ago, so I'm still considered current (kinda). I do need a permanent music player in the garage - that's the planned retirement for the 3GS, but for now - still rockin'...
    10-04-2013 10:26 AM

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