Apple, Microsoft, Google, etc.. They want people to evolve with their newer products and software. The cut off line for support and product integration has to stop at some point and yes it will force users to upgrade or change hardware...
FYI - Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 will go out of support on April 8, 2014 - Which means no more updates... Yes there is time, but they listed a cut off time. They have already urged Businesses to move from XP already.
or else... what? you will continue to stomp your feet? stomp away
Maybe it is just me but I always update. Why are you still on iOS 5? the 4S does a fantastic job running 6 and now that Google Maps is out if that was your hesitation it can be solved easily. I am not in anyway trying to push the update on you, just wondering why you have chosen to stay behind.
If the op is anything like myself I am a person of "if it isn't broke don't fix it" if my phone ran best as a phone on 5 I'd keep it there. Yeah it sucks that some apps won't support 5 anymore but what you have to remember is it is a phone 1st.
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In my opinion iOS 6 has not ruined anything at all. It has improved upon iOS 5 in every way (let is not get into the maps) and it runs just as smooth on my 4S