iPhone 4 users miss out on key iOS 6 features

By Alan Ng - Jun 13, 2012

We have some pretty bad news for those of you with an iPhone 4 who are looking forward to installing Apple’s highly anticipated iOS 6 update this Fall. The company has highlighted in small print on their website that the new turn-by-turn navigation features on iOS 6 will only be supported on the iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and the new iPad.

Since Siri is not available on the iPhone 4 anyway, some of you may have expected this. But it is a still a major blow when you think that Apple failed to mention this at their conference and have decided to reveal it in small print right at the bottom of their iOS 6 overview online.

Detailed in a series of points, they also reveal that the new FaceTime over Cellular feature won’t be available on the iPhone 4 either. This feature will be exclusive to the iPhone 4S and new iPad only, meaning that even iPad 2 users do not get to enjoy this feature.

Another questionable tactic regarding this will be Apple’s reasons for doing such a thing. We will most likely hear that turn-by-turn isn’t possible on the iPhone 4 due to the A4 processor, but as jailbreak users have found out – features like Siri and FaceTime over Cellular work better than ever on the iPhone 4.

Is it a bit sly of Apple, not to mention this at WWDC 2012 and effectively force users to upgrade their hardware in order to enjoy these key features of iOS 6? Turn-by-turn navigation within iOS 6 Maps is easily the most impressive feature seen so far and it is a big disappointment to hear that Apple can’t extend the love to their loyal iPhone 4 owners.

Did you know about this? Read the small print on Apple’s website here for yourself and let us know your thoughts on it.

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