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What Devices Are iOS 6 Compatible?

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Question: What Devices Are iOS 6 Compatible?
The latest version of the software that runs on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch--iOS 6--brings hundreds of exciting and useful new features to those devices. But not to all of them. As with earlier updates to the iOS, not all devices are compatible with the new software. Which models do you have to have to use iOS 6?
Answer:

The devices that are iOS 6 compatible are:

iPhone

  • iPhone 5

  • iPhone 4S

  • iPhone 4, but does not support:
    • Siri
    • Maps flyover
    • Turn-by-turn navigation
    • FaceTime on 3G
    • Hearing aid support
  • iPhone 3GS, but does not support:
    • VIP list
    • Offline Reading List
    • Shared Photo Stream
    • Siri
    • Maps flyover
    • Turn-by-turn navigation
    • FaceTime on 3G
    • Hearing aid support

iPad

iPod touch

Apple has said that some features of iOS 6 may not work on some devices, but hasn't given any specific information about what features or devices that may be. This article will be updated when that information becomes available.

Devices not on this list can't use iOS 6, though many of them can use iOS 5, which still is a very good OS (find out what devices run iOS 5 here). That said, some of these models are three years/generations old, or will be replaced by new models sometime in 2012. If you're using one of these older models, maybe it's time for an upgrade anyway. IOS 6 and its great features makes a compelling case that it's time for a new device.

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