iPhone 3GS to get iOS 6, first-gen iPad might pass
By now, it is pretty certain that iOS 6 is getting unveiled at WWDC 2012, and every devoted geek is eager to see what goodies the next major version of Apple's mobile platform will introduce. We believe that deep Facebook integration is on the list, along with a brand new Maps application, and tons of other tweaks across the platform.
Yet for those who own a first-gen iPad, the iOS 6 announcement might not be that exciting of an event, since the tablet might not get treated to an update. Links to a beta version of iOS 6 went live online just recently, and an iPad version was not on the download list. Ironically, there was an iOS 6 version for the iPhone 3GS, which went on sale about a year before the first iPad. And since the smartphone is inferior in terms of internals, the reason for the tablet not getting iOS 6 is clearly not be the software's hardware requirements.
Instead, it is believed that market availability is behind that decision. After all, the iPhone 3GS is still being offered for free on a 2-year contract, while the first-gen iPad has already been discontinued. At the same time, we are sure that there are plenty of you holding on to one of these tablets, and if an iOS 6 update for it does not get released, that is going to upset quite a few Apple fans.
Hopefully, we will get more details on the matter during or after WWDC 2012. The show kicks off at 10:00AM PDT, and we are definitely going to keep a close eye on the event.