As you all know, at yesterday's WWDC, Apple presented a keynote that unveiled the iOS 5, iCloud and the Mac OS X Lion. The keynote presentation for the iOS 5 was delivered by no other than Steve Jobs himself. And during the keynote presentation, most likely a portion of the audience who owns an older device was wondering if the next iOS update will support their device. As it turns out, iOS 5 will support the iPhone 3GS and above but older devices may not get to enjoy all of the new features.
This is great news for owners of older devices such as the iPhone 3GS because prior to the announcement, there have been rumors that the iOS 5 will not support the 3GS. Fortunately, the 3GS will also get to enjoy most of the bells and whistles of the iOS 5. Revamped notifications? Check. System wide Twitter integration? Check. iCloud syncing and storage? Check. Over the air updates? Check. Well that is almost everything, except for one particular feature.
According to 9to5Mac:
The camera app features grid lines and lets you lock the exposure and brightness settings, but image editing (red eye removal, cropping and magic wand) is not supported on the iPhone 3GS.
Here is a video demo of the iOS 5 running on the iPhone 3GS:
So there you have it, the new image editing app, Photo.app is not supported in the 3GS. While there are 3GS owners who will no doubt frown at this news, I think majority of the owners of the 3GS will treat this news as a non-issue and won't feel left behind by not being able to access this particular app.
But who knows? Keep in mind, the iOS 5 is still currently in its beta form with a scheduled release this fall. There is a big possibility that the guys at Cupertino will still add (or remove) features to the final version of the iOS 5. So 3GS owners might want to cross their fingers till the day of the release.Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback