iPhone 5 + iOS 6 Catch-All

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EvilDead wrote:
Katy wrote:
misplacedbravado wrote:

I was also expecting my iPhone 4 to be left out, and glad that it's included. Though I wouldn't be surprised if some features get locked out on older devices, like panoramic pictures are currently for iPhone 5 only.

According to CNet...

not all iOS 7 features will work with all of the aforementioned devices. The file-sharing service AirDrop, for example, will work only on the iPhone 5, the fifth-generation iPod Touch, the fourth-generation iPad, and the iPad Mini.

And while users with the iPhone 4 or later, third-generation iPad or later, iPad Mini, or fifth-generation iPod Touch will be able to use filters embedded in the photos app, only those with the iPhone 5 or the fifth-generation iPod Touch will get filter effects directly from the camera.

(I'm sure there are other nuances as well.)

Apple always does that. Its very annoying but it's part of the way they add value to their new stuff. Overall I like the update although I was hoping for a better way to organize apps and layout. My Nexus 7 has spoiled me.

Wow, Ipad3 people really get shafted. Obsolescence from the new features in under a year has to be some kind of apple record.

Nomad wrote:

Wow, Ipad3 people really get shafted. Obsolescence from the new features in under a year has to be some kind of apple record.

That's also the model they released in March of 2012 and replaced in October. Apple seems to consider it the stepchild of the iPad line.

iaintgotnopants wrote:
PaladinTom wrote:

I'm also a little surprised that the update will go way back to iPhone 4 and iPad 2.

I have an iPad 2 and it did not handle the last update very well. I'm pretty surprised that it's supported for the next one.

The Mini has identical innards where it counts, doesn't it? Since being launched last Fall, they're going to have to support it for a while.

misplacedbravado wrote:
Nomad wrote:

Wow, Ipad3 people really get shafted. Obsolescence from the new features in under a year has to be some kind of apple record.

That's also the model they released in March of 2012 and replaced in October. Apple seems to consider it the stepchild of the iPad line.

Crap. Guess which model my family decided to finally go all-in on iPads with last year...
This also kiils the re-sale value of the iPad3; people would be better off getting a refurbished iPad4 or iPad Mini.

Falchion wrote:
misplacedbravado wrote:
Nomad wrote:

Wow, Ipad3 people really get shafted. Obsolescence from the new features in under a year has to be some kind of apple record.

That's also the model they released in March of 2012 and replaced in October. Apple seems to consider it the stepchild of the iPad line.

Crap. Guess which model my family decided to finally go all-in on iPads with last year...
This also kiils the re-sale value of the iPad3; people would be better off getting a refurbished iPad4 or iPad Mini.

Not necessarily. I only recently sold my iPad 1 for quite a bit more than I expected to get for it.

Falchion wrote:
misplacedbravado wrote:
Nomad wrote:

Wow, Ipad3 people really get shafted. Obsolescence from the new features in under a year has to be some kind of apple record.

That's also the model they released in March of 2012 and replaced in October. Apple seems to consider it the stepchild of the iPad line.

Crap. Guess which model my family decided to finally go all-in on iPads with last year...
This also kiils the re-sale value of the iPad3; people would be better off getting a refurbished iPad4 or iPad Mini.

Huh? I wouldn't consider no AirDrop or live filters "really shafted". I'd call that barely shafted at all. My iPad 3 is going to do just fine with all the rest of iOS 7's features, on par with my even older iPhone 4.

There is nothing that I consider killer features that the first-gen retina iPad doesn't get. Not in a manner that makes me think about spending $800 to replace it, and that's not counting what it would cost to move to their lightening cables.

I do find it a tad ironic that the iOS 7 look appears to borrow heavily from Microsoft's shift in the UI for Office 365 and Office 2013.

Not as much as you might think at first blush.

Kurrelgyre wrote:

Not as much as you might think at first blush.

Well.. I have no working knowledge of the menu system.. and obviously those are totally different experiences... but the look and feel of the icons and font style seem to closely mirror eachother from the screenshots I've seen. Very flat with little to no shading. I'm not sure the exact font Microsoft uses for their menu type but I'm sure its not the same as iOS.

Where do you see it dramatically different from a icon look?

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