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Apple to halt iOS4 updates for iPhone 3G?

Apple to halt iOS4 updates for iPhone 3G?

Apple may be phasing out iOS 4 updates for the two-year-old iPhone 3G, after it emerged that the third beta version of iOS 4.1 does not support the ageing smartie.

Developers were updated with iOS 4.1 Beta 3 this week and although there have been some complaints with the performance of iOS 4 on the iPhone 3G in general, it has been less prone to issues than when installed on the iPhone 3G S or 4.

It is specifically the Game Centre social gaming platform that is being dropped from Apple's legacy devices, although further omissions could follow, according to Engadget.

Apple is expected to update the iPhone 4 with the latest version of the iOS platform in the near future, although whether or not this will fix the long running antenna issues is unknown.

Developers were given access to iOS 4 Beta 2 less than a month ago and already Apple has released the third beta testing version, which suggests that it is pushing ahead with its planned update at a fair old lick.

iPad users will be hoping that iOS 4 will arrive on their tablets soon, although it is unlikely that Apple has been focusing on such an update given its current antenna woes.

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