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Which iPhone models fully support iOS 6? For models that "partially" support iOS 6, which features are and are not supported?
iOS 6 Partially Supported Features
Specifically, the "partially" supported iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 models do and do not support these features:
|FaceTime Over Cellular||No||No|
|Offline Reading List||No||Yes|
|Find My iPhone||Yes||Yes|
|Find My Friends||Yes||Yes|
Whether or Not to Upgrade
Based on e-mail received, most users have been happy with the upgrade to iOS 6.
However, in particular if you have one of these partially supported models and you do not find the added features compelling, you also may want to consider sticking with iOS 5 if you prefer having the older version of Google Maps integrated with the operating system rather than the excellent, but less integrated, current version version of the app. Apple's Maps app is particularly poor for anyone who is interested in walkability or transit.
Once an iPhone has been upgraded to a later version of the iOS, it can be challenging to "downgrade" it to an earlier version without jailbreaking or other hacks.
If you are not sure which iPhone you have, see EveryiPhone.com's iPhone Identification section.