All iOS 6 features are not supported across every iOS device on Apple’s compatibility list. That is why, many people are upset.
Sometimes limited support stems from steep hardware requirements. However, sometimes Apple is accused of intentionally obsoleting older devices by going to great lengths to ensure certain software features are kept exclusive to the latest hardware. We all remember how disappointed many people were Apple said that Siri would never come to those devices that were released before iPhone 4S. This announcement included older versions of iPhone as well.
Luckily, with the release of iOS 6 Beta 3 to registered developers, earlier this week, Cupertino, California-based company added two features that previously were not supported on the iPhone 3GS, VIP Mail recipients and Shared Photo Streams.
As noted a number of blogs on Tuesday, 17 July 2012, Apple’s iOS 6 page removed Shared Photo Streams and VIP inbox from the list of iOS 6 features unsupported on the iPhone 3GS.
Previously, both Shared Photo Streams as well as VIP inbox were listed as requiring the iPhone 4 or later and iPad 2 or later.
The following video shows Shared Photo Streams in action:
The users of iPhone 3GS must be happy with the latest development. Shared Photo Streams is hardly a resource-intensive feature. More importantly, the lack of VIP inbox really crippled the iPhone 3GS in terms of one of the most useful nice-to-haves in iOS 6.
Source: iDownload Blog