Just tried to update the trusty iPad 1 with the new iOS 6 and “computer says no”!
Then checked the apple website and it is not compatible.
In fact many of the new features of iOS 6 are only compatible with the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 or later.
So that means the iPhone 4 won’t get many of the new features either.
I sense a ploy by Apple to get us to update our phones!
Reading the fine print.
- Turn-by-turn navigation is available only on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, and iPad 2 or later with cellular data capability. Flyover is available only on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad 2 or later, and iPod touch (5th generation). Cellular data charges may apply.
- Siri is available on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad (3rd generation), and iPod touch (5th generation) and requires Internet access. Cellular data charges may apply.
- FaceTime video calling requires a FaceTime-enabled device for the caller and recipient and a Wi-Fi connection. FaceTime over a cellular network requires iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, or iPad (3rd generation) with cellular data capability. Availability over a cellular network depends on carrier policies; data charges may apply.
- Offline Reading List is available on iPhone 4 or later and iPad 2 or later.
- Made for iPhone hearing aids require iPhone 4S or iPhone 5.
- Panorama is available on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, and iPod touch (5th generation).
- Find My iPhone and Find My Friends enable you to locate iOS devices only when they are on and connected to a registered Wi-Fi network or have an active data plan.
- iCloud requires iOS 5 or later on iPhone 3GS or later, iPod touch (3rd generation or later), or iPad; a Mac computer with OS X Lion or later; or a PC with Windows Vista or Windows 7 (Outlook 2007 or 2010 or an up-to-date browser is required for accessing email, contacts, and calendars). Some features require iOS 6 and OS X Mountain Lion. Some features require a Wi-Fi connection. Some features are not available in all countries. Access to some services is limited to 10 devices.