Some were surprised to learn at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) that the three-year-old iPhone 3GS will get iOS 6. No such luck for the first gen iPad or third gen iPod touch.
And while we were told that the iPhone 3GS iOS 6 experience will be slightly watered down, we’re now hearing that it’ll be less watery than originally expected.
Following the WWDC 2012 announcement, we learned that the iPhone 3GS wouldn’t get the turn-by-turn navigation or Flyover stuff in Apple’s new 3D Maps app, and that's still the case.
However, iOS 6 beta 3 started rolling out earlier this week, and developers have revealed that a couple of other features thought to have been left out are actually on the menu after all.
In particular, iPhone 3GS users can expect shared Photo Streams and VIP mail filtering in iOS 6. Huzzah!
The two related footnotes (implying that the features wouldn’t be present) have since been removed from the iOS 6 preview page.
Is it just me, or does Apple seem to be going to a heck of a lot of effort for an ancient handset? Methinks it’ll remain on sale after the iPhone 5 announcement in autumn. Maybe.