Apple is laying down the law: apps to be optimized for iOS 7 by Feb 1st or get the boot
0. phoneArena 18 Dec 2013, 08:21 posted on
A new deadline issued by Apple is warning that any new or existing app needs to be optimized for iOS 7 by February 1st, or it will likely face deletion...
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1. Caukerzee (Posts: 36; Member since: 02 Jul 2013)
This kind of arrogance will cause the downfall of Apple. You heard this from me 1st.
9. darkkjedii (Posts: 21689; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Awww shutup. Get em apple, make get their butts I'm gear. You heard it from me first.
15. Caukerzee (Posts: 36; Member since: 02 Jul 2013)
You mad bro? Buttthurt much? Apple wouldn't pay you for defending them y'know?
17. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
yeah dude SHUT UP before darkk makes you!! Get em darkk.
31. darkkjedii (Posts: 21689; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
g2g, he's another silly apple hater, desperate for green thumbs. Predicting apples fall, while they climb. +1
43. Sauce (unregistered)
He doesn't want to accept the fact that Apple is one of the worlds most powerful and strongest companies, sticking around for a very long time. Not to mention renowned and exalted to millions and millions of people: consumer or not. I think he's trying to speak that silly analyst language. Teach him a few things Dark.
46. darkkjedii (Posts: 21689; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Sauce, I swear I am trying to do my best to educate and enlighten this dude on Apple's stance in the business world. It's not about hating it's not about being a fan boy, it's about excepting reality in understanding that this is a major company and they are not going anywhere anytime soon. I think I'm going to have to let you stick it to him sauce put him in detention for 30 minutes bro. They just don't understand Apple is not in the position they're in for nothing. +10 bro
30. darkkjedii (Posts: 21689; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Not at all, the butthurt one is the silly one predicting apples doom, from his room at mommys house.
38. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
That's what I've been talking about the whole time.
Apple will omit the Aarch32(32-bit) silicon from A8 and later.
Poor Sammy and Qualcomm won't be able to do the same thanks to Android's fragmentation. They will have hard time competing against Apple since omitting Aarch32 means a considerable increase in cost / design / space / power efficiency.
And you bet. They will invent stories about how much they care about customers and also support 32-bit computing unlike the evil Apple and so on.
And there will be people believing this utter BS.
14. adecvat (Posts: 266; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
No, its good. Developers will made high quality apps not like 80%trash on play store.
35. dre786 (Posts: 46; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)
these crapdroid fans aint know much about quality and standard they accustomed to their mess on playstore
49. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 886; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
They're no different than the fanboy nonsense your posting on here.
23. boosook (Posts: 1437; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
Well, developers make money, so what's the problem? It's their job, and they publish on the app store because they're professional publishers. Do you want to publish an app and become rich (well, hopefully...) using Apple's store, platform and hardware? Then obey their rules. They have changed the OS and they want you to follow their guidelines. It's part of your job, so... you just do it.
Sounds pretty logical to me... though I'm no apple fan and would never buy an iphone.
44. Sauce (unregistered)
One of the best comments on here. It's just that though dude, people don't acknowledge or understand logic and the plain and simple example you just said.
25. casualavi (Posts: 48; Member since: 02 Oct 2013)
@Caukerzee Don't mind commenting here. Maximum views will be of butthurt iOS iFans here.. LOL..
28. saurik (Posts: 86; Member since: 13 May 2013)
Yeah, iOS fans are so butthurt about Apple promoting a consistent UI and optimisation amongst the apps. How can they do so? Everybody loves outdated apps!
33. darkkjedii (Posts: 21689; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Man it hurts so much ya know lol. I can't even begin to fathom why apple wants the devs to get it in gear, and give the users who download these apps the best possible experience. The nerve of apple, for wanting things current for the users. +1
37. saurik (Posts: 86; Member since: 13 May 2013)
Dude, I can totally feel you. I'll miss the ugly combination of iOS 7's UI elements with old apps and their icons, and also the lack of optimisation. It felt so good paying for some apps a few months ago and not receiving their iOS 7 update, until now. Damn, I'm so depressed.
4. tech2 (Posts: 3462; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
+1. The way the article is written says it all.
6. saurik (Posts: 86; Member since: 13 May 2013)
Yeah, stating a simple and known fact that outdated apps were clashing sharply with both the UI of the OS and other apps makes PA biased towards Apple.
Seriously, you guys are pathetic.
10. tech2 (Posts: 3462; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
You can't make rules as you go along to suit you. If they'd implemented a policy where it would only work with IOS 6 or older generations then it would've made more sense ! But they choose to remove from app store completely, that's just BS !
Developers put lot of effort in these apps just because they 'don't look pretty' anymore that doesn't make them any less functional or counter-productive.
Besides in ios you've to make almost new app even for change in screen size. Last year only Apple made them to change app to cater to 4" from previous 3.5" (Remember letter boxing issue ?). Now again they've to follow their orders or they get booted ?!
Step in developers' shoes for a sec, its not easy to change app for ios7, 3.5",4", iPad, android phone and android tablets ! Cut them some slack
27. saurik (Posts: 86; Member since: 13 May 2013)
Nope. The apps won't be completely removed. The last compatible version of apps will still be available to download for users on iOS 6 and below.
3. Caukerzee (Posts: 36; Member since: 02 Jul 2013)
The 64-bit Architecture was unnecessary and not needed in the 1st place anyway.
7. casualavi (Posts: 48; Member since: 02 Oct 2013)
You are right there. iOS does not even utilize the 64-bit processor. Moreover, it's OS can run smoothly with less RAM..
22. illusionmist (Posts: 157; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)
"iOS does not even utilize the 64-bit processor."
Wat. The entire iOS & all built-in apps have been recompiled for ARMv8 and run in 64-bit. Some well-known 3rd-party apps have already adapted as well.
29. illusionmist (Posts: 157; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)
Go read an article... AnandTech is a good start.
Discard these words if you were just trolling. Sorry for interrupting.