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

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 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:

”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.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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