Although iOS 6 looks a lot like iOS 5 at a glance, it represents a huge change to some of Apple’s core iOS features. Apps and services like Maps, Mail, Phone, Notification Center and more have all received new features worth talking about, while several new ones have been introduced.
The great thing about it is, is supports a whole host of devices, including every iPhone from the iPhone 3GS onwards. Some devices won’t get access to all features, however. Only the iPhone 4S and the first- and second-generation iPads will enjoy turn-by-turn navigation and 3D maps.
Pocket-lint has pointed out the small print at the bottom of Apple’s website on its new iOS 6 page, which reads:
“Flyover and turn-by-turn navigation will be available only on iPhone 4S and iPad 2 or later.”
Those installing iOS 6 on an older iPhone or iPod touch, then, won’t gain access to these features, unfortunately.
It gets worse for iPhone 3GS users, too, who also won’t have access to the new VIP and flagged smart mailboxes in Mail, FaceTime (obviously), offline reading and, of course, Siri.