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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- VIP list and VIP and Flagged smart mailboxes will be available on iPhone 4 or later and iPad 2 or later.
- Offline Reading List will be available on iPhone 4 or later and iPad 2 or later.
- Made for iPhone hearing aids require iPhone 4S.
- 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.