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.
quote: Siri will be available only on iPhone 4S and iPad (3rd generation) and requires Internet access. Siri may not be available in all languages or all areas, and features may vary by area. Cellular data charges may apply.