iOS 5 release not compatible with iPhone 3GS: Possible Ultimatum for consumers

 

By Posted 25 May 2011, 14:12

We have some important details to share with you now, as it has been rumored that Apple’s upcoming iOS 5 update will not be compatible with the iPhone 3GS, meaning that consumers will have to upgrade to the iPhone 4 or even iPhone 5 to make use of the new features.

The news has surfaced from Apple Insider, who cite Mobile-Review.com editor Eldar Murtazin for the information. Murtazin posted the following update on his Twitter account, seemingly suggesting that he has inside information on Apple’s upcoming software update:

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”Just one comment. Apple iPhone 3Gs wont be upgradable to iOS 5.x. iPhone 4 will.”

For those of you who are currently still using an iPhone 3GS, or even worse, have just purchased one – how do you feel about this? It will be a low blow if this bombshell turns out to be true, and very surprising tactics from Apple. iPhone 4 owners are unaffected by this of course, but spare a thought for 3GS owners who presumed that they would be able to enjoy the lovely features of iOS 5 as well.

Either way, this rumor will be sorted out very shortly, as Apple’s WWDC 2011 conference takes place on June 6th. If you are a 3GS owner, give us your insight into this head scratcher.

  • Anonymous

    I been excited for this for ages and now there are rumors that my 3GS won’t be compatible (: Well the cheap iPhone 5 rumour better be true!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6HTDQKH4VFX4EXFGVOI72K32XA Jonathan

    If iOS 5 screws up my 3GS as much as iOS 4 screwed my 3G, this comes as good news to me

    I accidentally “upgraded” to iOS 4 when it first came out and I still had a 3G.