What devices will get which iOS 6 features? Find out here

iOS 6 has finally been announced, and plenty of features have been added in. However there’s always the question as to which devices will support the update and what features each device will get. Some have noticed that the 3D mapping isn’t available on pre-A5 devices. And Siri for iPad is only on the new iPad. Well, Apple did the work for you and published the below list on what features each device will get. If you are wondering what your iDevice will get, take a look.

Features are subject to change. Not all features are available on all devices.

  1. Some features may not be available in all countries or all areas. Flyover and turn-by-turn navigation will be available only on iPhone 4S and iPad 2 or later. Cellular data charges may apply.
  2. 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.
  3. Shared Photo Streams requires iOS 6 on iPhone 4 or later or iPad 2 or later, or a Mac computer with OS X Mountain Lion. An up-to-date browser is required for accessing shared photo streams on the web.
  4. FaceTime over a cellular network requires iPhone 4S or iPad (3rd generation) with cellular data capability. Carrier data charges may apply. FaceTime is not available in all countries.
  5. VIP list and VIP and Flagged smart mailboxes will be available on iPhone 4 or later and iPad 2 or later.
  6. Offline Reading List will be available on iPhone 4 or later and iPad 2 or later.
  7. Made for iPhone hearing aids require iPhone 4S.
  8. Find My Friends and Find My iPhone 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. Not available in all areas.

So as you can see, with the update comes it’s limitations. These may help you decide on whether upgrading to a new device is worth it.

What do you think? Will this help you decide whether or not to buy a new device? Are you holding out for the next iPhone to decide? Are you disappointed a feature didn’t make the cut? Let us know in the comments.

 

Via: 9to5Mac Source: Apple

  • edram

    Super surprised the iPhone 3GS is on this list. The spirit of the 3GS still lives on!

  • JoshoGarrett

    Wait… does this mean the iPod Touch 4th gen is getting like, no new features? Well, of the ones listed here?

  • jarrod

    Im so confused about why they wouldn’t give the iPhone  4 or iPad 2 the ability to do FaceTime over cellular. I understand that the cellular radio isn’t as fast, but if they do give Verizon and Sprint the ability for FaceTime over Cellular I couldn’t see why the 4 and iPad 2 couldn’t do it seeing how it has a faster theoretical speed and a faster network to push it along.

  • http://www.AdamBritten.com/ AdamBritten

    Definitely waiting on the new iPhone before I decide, but either way I’ll probably stick with the equipment I have until next year’s devices come around.

  • Awesumson

    I’ve seen someone with an iPod touch with siri and I’ve been told by other people that it’ll be on all ios 6 devices. Not really reliable sources but theres a youtube video of someone actually using siri on qn iPod touch on ios 6

  • AndreMoore

    man this sucks. No turn by turn on a iPhone 4? thats crazy. there are tons of apps that do it already so why is apple holding back on the iPhone 4? Plus no FaceTime over network that’s crazy to. Apple you are letting me down more and more by trying to force people to upgrade.

  • AndreMoore

    man this sucks. No turn by turn on a iPhone 4? thats crazy. there are tons of apps that do it already so why is apple holding back on the iPhone 4? Plus no FaceTime over network that’s crazy to. Apple you are letting me down more and more by trying to force people to upgrade.

  • DarrenButz

    So the only thing I’ll notice differently on my iPod Touch is…uhhh…Facebook integration? And nothing else? That’s stupid.

  • KevinHalterman

    @AndreMoore Sad story is you could FaceTime if you jailbreak your iphone4

  • KyleFrost

     @DarrenButz I too have the iPod touch, and you are getting more smaller features than you realize. I have the iOS 6 beta running on mine, and while some of the major features they hit on are not included, many smaller features still are. Redesigned stores, sharing, the iCloud updates that will coincide with 10.8, etc. There’s more, just yet to be found.

  • KyleFrost

     @Awesumson If I had to guess that was a jailbreak, or somehow an earlier test build that didn’t make the cut. As it sits right now, to the public at least, the iPod touch will not get Siri. Only the 4S and the new iPad.

  • KyleFrost

    This seems more like a business move to me. Not necessarily a hardware issue/limitation.

  • DarrenButz

     @KyleFrost I like the small updates, don’t get me wrong. But I was just hoping for some major new features with a major update. I guess the Passbook thing could be one, but I can almost guarantee I, personally, will never use it.

  • KyleFrost

     @DarrenButz I won’t either. Passbook is more of a thing I think business people will use (plane tickets, hotels, etc). I was somewhat hoping for some of the more major features, but the iPod touch has unfortunately seemingly been put on the back burner for now. But, having used the current beta, I can assure it’s a useful upgrade.

  • DarrenButz

     @KyleFrost Yeah it has, they don’t even really hint at anything iPod (generally speaking) related  (including the touch) anymore. And not everyone has the money to switch to the iPhone, which is why some people are gonna end up switching to Android (which I’ve done, but I still have my iPod) if they don’t keep the iPod line going.

  • KyleFrost

     @DarrenButz I really hope they update the iPod lineup soon. People are starting to forget them (well, kinda, they still sell extremely well, but not like they could be).

  • DarrenButz

     @KyleFrost Yeah, and the longer the wait, the harder it’ll be for them to successfully update the iPod lineup.

  • TheOneandOnlyAnonymouse

    I find it funny how all the pictures look so much alike. Could have just done away with all the picture, popped a 4s up there and the new ipad and labeled it as the earlier models too lol. 

  • Awesumson

    @KyleFrost Okay yeah I spose it’s easy enough to show jailbroken things and fool people with them (oops)

  • culrey3795

    @KyleFrost but why should the iPhone 4 not get Siri? That makes no sense, the 4s already has it! Share the love apple