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IOS 5 Features not supported on 3GS

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by osxnewbe, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    I was wondering if somebody knows of a list of IOS 5 features that are not supported on the 3GS (besides Siri).

    I am guessing that since it's an "older" phone there would be additional that may not be supported.

    Depending on how many of the "new" features are not supported, I may hold off on updating for the time being...

    thanks in advance...
  2. macrumors regular

    I'd also like to know this - can anyone please help? Is there a definitive list anywhere which shows the differences between what is available for 4S/4/3GS? Google hasn't provided any useful results :(
  3. macrumors newbie

    I know Location Based Reminders are a no go for 3GS for sure.
  4. macrumors member


    siri only works on 4s

    iphone 4 ios 5 doesnt have siri.
  5. macrumors 68030


    Open your wallet and buy the new iPhone and a new Apple computer. Then you can enjoy all the latest features. That's the whole point of iCloud and iOS5. It's to provide you with a great experience.
  6. macrumors member

    Some people are tied to contracts, like me. Others don't have the moolah to upgrade immediately to a 4S.

    Thanks for bringing this up. I'd like to know as well. Currently I'm holding off on the update to iOS 5 due to all the horror stories re: error 3002/4
  7. macrumors regular

    We didn't ask for your opinion on what we should do. We asked for a list of functionality that does/doesn't come in different models. If you can answer that, then fine. If you can't, then please refrain from replying with nonsense.

    Thanks to everyone else for your answers so far!
  8. macrumors 68000

    Wow talk about an unhelpful answer. He's not complaining or anything. He's simply asking what has been omitted from the 3GS.
  9. macrumors regular


    Wow. Just... wow. I hope this gets downvoted to hell.
  10. macrumors 6502

  11. macrumors newbie

    System-wide voice recognition is not available. (Not Siri)

    I only got News Stand, iCloud and Reminders. Updates to some apps like iMessage. And Mail looks a little different (or is that just me?)

    That's seems to be about the changes I've noticed so far on my 3GS.
  12. macrumors newbie

    Same here - some of the inbuilt things like weather are different. Also, I notice the titles of songs/albums when playing music in the Ipod bit og the Iphone scroll across if they are long
  13. macrumors 6502a

    What exactly happens when you down vote a post? Does it disappear from the thread after a certain number of negative votes? Does it at any time get a whole thread whacked?
  14. macrumors newbie

    Do any of you have any issues regarding photo sending/receiving thru iMessage on you 3GS? My text messages send out okay. But the progress bar doesn't reach completion if I'm sending out photos. I tried it on my iPod touch 4G (which uses the same account and has almost the same settings as my 3GS), and it was able to send the photos successfully.
  15. macrumors 68020


    Wow, what a #%€^
  16. macrumors 68020


    People don't have money to waste like that, if his/her iPhone 3GS/computer is working fine, they don't need to buy the new apple computer or new iPhone.
  17. macrumors member

    So far, what I've found out is that on the 3GS, there's no tabbed Safari. Not sure if that's available on iPhone 4 too, though. Maybe its just for iPad.
  18. macrumors 68000

    Yeah tabbed browsing is iPad only.
  19. macrumors member

    Right, thanks for the clarification.
  20. macrumors member


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