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Will the iPhone 3GS be compatible with iOS 5?

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closed as too localized by Philip Regan Sep 7 '11 at 8:00

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I'm sorry, but this doesn't belong here. Googling your exact query not only answers your question, but also shows how well the device can actually run the new OS. Again, I'm sorry to be rude, but this is just sheer laziness and could have been answered in "0.14 seconds" using Google. – user10355 Sep 6 '11 at 20:34
@cksum: Alright. If you believe it doesn't belong here, you can flag the post to be deleted or bring the subject up in meta. – ℝaphink Sep 6 '11 at 21:04
How is this question localized? I understand it could be closed for "JFGI", but there are millions of 3GS users out there. – wjl Sep 11 '11 at 16:09
up vote 11 down vote accepted

According to Apple, yes, iOS 5 will support the iPhone 3GS.

Apple's product webpage for iOS 5 claims that iOS 5 is compatible with:

  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 4
  • iPod touch 3rd generation
  • iPod touch 4th generation
  • iPad
  • iPad2
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Thank you for your answer. – ℝaphink Sep 6 '11 at 12:36
You're welcome. If it works for you, you can click the green check mark to "accept" the answer. – Daniel Sep 6 '11 at 12:36
in a minute, when it lets me check it ;-) – ℝaphink Sep 6 '11 at 12:37
Also worth noting: Both generations of iPad are supported. – Ben Wyatt Sep 6 '11 at 18:46
Thanks @Ben Wyatt. added. – Daniel Sep 6 '11 at 20:24

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