September 19, 2012
As we wait for the official launch of iOS 6, here are a few things to keep in mind before updating to Apple’s latest mobile operating system.
CompatibilityThe iOS 6 update is compatible with the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch fourth-generation, new iPad, and iPad 2. However, some of Apple’s older devices won’t play nice with every feature iOS 6 has to offer. According to the latest information received from Apple, the following limitations exist:
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. Flyover and turn-by-turn navigation are available only on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad 2 or later, and iPod touch (5th generation). 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. AirPlay is compatible with the second-generation Apple TV or later. AirPlay Mirroring is available with iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad 2 or later, and iPod touch (5th generation).In addition, features are country-specific. For a full list of features by country, we encourage you to visit Apple’s website.