No iOS 5 for the iPhone 3GS, says Eldar Murtazin

Given the bevy of issues that the first builds of iOS 4 brought to the iPhone 3GS (poor performance, decreased battery life, random mid-call reboots), it was pretty clear that the 3GS was reaching the end of its update life cycle.

According to the partially-notorious Eldar Murtazin (who, while not always right, regularly nails some massive scoops), the iPhone 3GS won’t be seeing iOS 5 come its way by any official means. On one hand, this isn’t too surprising: the 3GS is nearly two years old, afterall; on the other, Apple is still selling this one alongside the iPhone 4, so even fairly recent customers may end up feeling left out in the cold.

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