IOS 5 Features not supported on 3GS

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

  1. osxnewbe macrumors regular

    Feb 21, 2006
    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. ah123 macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2011
    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. Skedoozy macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2011
    I know Location Based Reminders are a no go for 3GS for sure.
  4. katana92 macrumors member


    Sep 21, 2011
    siri only works on 4s

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


    Jul 28, 2011
    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. daniirwan macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2010
    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. ah123 macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2011
    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. adztaylor macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2009
    Preston, UK
    Wow talk about an unhelpful answer. He's not complaining or anything. He's simply asking what has been omitted from the 3GS.
  9. Jantelagen macrumors regular


    Aug 4, 2010
    Wow. Just... wow. I hope this gets downvoted to hell.
  10. yippy123 macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2008
    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.
  11. mark73 macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2011
    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
  12. saintforlife macrumors 65816

    Feb 25, 2011
    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?
  13. allanmandy macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2011
    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.
  14. Blorzoga macrumors 68030


    May 21, 2010
    Wow, what a #%€^
  15. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2010
    Encino, CA
    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.
  16. daniirwan macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2010
    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.
  17. adztaylor macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2009
    Preston, UK
    Yeah tabbed browsing is iPad only.
  18. daniirwan macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2010
    Right, thanks for the clarification.
  19. Reservation macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2011

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