quote: Meanwhile, Apple makes it easy for older devices to get upgraded.
quote: This is what Apple haters don't get: 99% of people out there won't go through the troubles it takes to upgrade the OS in our situation.
quote: I got my Droid 3 last August and I am stuck with 2.3.4
quote: LOL how are you "stuck"? Stuck with what? Does your phone just stop working if you don't get ICS on it?
quote: An 18 month old phone is pretty old in this industry.
quote: And here's the biggest kick to the face of users of older generation iOS devices -- just like Apple's decision to limit Siri to just the iPhone 4S at launch, 3D Flyby and turn-by-turn navigation is limited to just the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2 (and newer) devices:
quote: ...or...just maybe...now hear me out...they realize that an 18 month phone isn't that old, but old enough that it is understandable if a company isn't pushing the latest and greatest on it.
quote: y other Apps developed for iOS 6 without compatibility issues
quote: Apple has already made the call that these users are to be left behind, slowly but surely, rather than fragment the OS.
quote: different OS build
quote: It is worth the upgrade for security and back-end improvements alone.
quote: You'd be throwing a fit if Apple dropped OS support on hardware annually (if you want iOS 6, you must buy an iPhone 5!)
quote: I agree. So get a phone that can run it. Argument over.
quote: No I wouldn't because I don't buy Apple.
quote: However this would be way worst because you can't load custom OS's on an iPhone. With Apple, no options.
quote: So you think its cool to have a perfectly capable phone that is well within a 2-year contract that doesn't get upgrades because of carriers dropping the ball, so you buy a new one.
quote: That hasn't stopped you from making a zillion posts on why Apple products are the worst in every thread.
quote: You make a zillion saying they are the best
quote: Some features may not be available in all countries or all areas. [b]Flyover and turn-by-turn navigation will be available only on iPhone 4S and iPad 2 or later.[/b] Cellular data charges may apply.
quote: The 3GS, a phone that will be 4 years/generations old by the time iOS 6 is released, will get this update.
quote: Those are subjective opinions formatted as facts. Thus are rejected.
quote: Yeah clearly they should have done things differently years ago based on your hindsight-tinted observations from today.
quote: I called all of the above after the first year of Android, the writing was on the wall. I heard the same denial and excuses back then but obviously I was right.
quote: I'm sure after the first year of Android, you also claimed it would never reach something like the 65% marketshare it has now. You sure as hell never thought it would.
quote: My Droid X, released summer 2010 and purchased by me in October 2010, will not get Android 4.0, which was released in October 2011.