iOS 6 to Drop the Original iPad and 3rd-Gen iPod Touch?

Apple is set to unveil its new iOS 6 software for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad in just hours from now, but original iPad and third-generation iPod touch users might be out of luck. According to a discussion post on Chinese forum WeiPhone, which allegedly contains links to the entire iOS 6 and OS X Mountain Lion developer previews, the list of devices that will support iOS 6 includes the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, new iPad, fourth-generation iPod touch, and both versions of Apple TV.

It is not unusual for Apple to drop support for devices when it releases new software updates. iOS 4 dropped support for the original iPhone and iPod touch, while iOS 5 dumped the iPhone 3G and second-generation iPod touch. We’ll find out exactly what devices are officially supported on iOS 6 in just hours from now, when Apple appears on stage in San Francisco for the opening WWDC keynote. iFans will be providing live coverage of the event at 10:00 AM Pacific promptly.

[WeiPhone via CNET]

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