Right now, Apple users and smart phone watchers are all focused on the rumored September 10 release of the new iPhone 5S (and possibly 5C). But what everyone has kind of overlooked is the simultaneous release of iOS 7, the very latest operating system that will drive iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches. So while you might not be interested or ready to buy the latest iPhone, if you have another iDevice, you’ll still be taking part in the big reveal.
What Apple usually does when they release a major new iOS is that the very oldest devices (1st generation iPads, iPhone 3GS, older iPod Touches) are left behind while the newest 2-3 generations of devices and all the latest versions either can upgrade or come stock with the new iOS. For older devices, they still function but won’t have the new features and won’t run upgraded and improved versions of the apps.
This is nothing new in the world of technology where a new computer or device operating system is almost always a subtle, or not so subtle, way to get people to upgrade their hardware. However, in Apple’s case, they have never really charged for iOS upgrades so people with fairly new devices get to take advantage of the new features. It will be very interesting to see what new features come out on September 10 along with the shiny new phones.
To read the complete story, please click here.
Image courtesy of www.cromaretail.com.