Older Apple iPhone users to get chance to install last compatible version of apps

Older Apple iPhone users to get chance to install last compatible version of apps
Millions of Apple iPhone users are looking forward to installing iOS 7 when it becomes available later today. But believe it or not, there are people who own an Apple iDevice that will not get the new update. But Apple does have a consolation prize for those who won't be receiving iOS 7. Those left behind will be able to install the latest compatible version of an app that they want to install on their phone.

In some situations, the software that is compatible will be over a year old. But truthfully, it is better than having to use a version of an app that is even older.

The iOS 7 update will be available for those sporting an Apple iPhone 4 or later model, Apple iPad 2 or later version, Apple iPad mini and the fifth generation Apple iPod. For those whose device won't be joining the iOS 7 party, Apple is still giving you this opportunity to let your device run to the fullest of its capabilities.

source: Reddit



1. Sauce unregistered

Fair enough

2. parvsingh05

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

Great, unlike others who belive in fragmentation

5. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Its easy to give the latest OS update to old devices, when you leave out all the good update features like 'Siri' for one.

6. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

At least you get some of the new features then, instead of none at all.

7. Topcat488

Posts: 1417; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

What the hell are you two talking about??? You only get compatible "APPS", that fit to your "old" device... i.e. old apps still work on old devices.

8. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

hold on, thas not an excuse google now is also available to jelly bean and ahead, so older devices dont get the feature either, so the point of siri is basically pointless, because on IOS you can get google now and there isnt a problem. Just saying I own both and they both have their pros, but android has always issues with updates and fragmentation, while IOS and WP8 dont.

9. Topcat488

Posts: 1417; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Google Now is better than Siri. You can't compare the updates between Android> WP>IOS... The latter only get fixes from bugs, which are not updates. Today IOS gets a update and ios 7.0.1 and 7.1, fixes are already in the works. I use all 3 OS.

12. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

Nope. Siri is much better than a simple app like Google now. And about updates, when Apple updates, all devices compatible get updated the same time. No fragmentation. They are the quickest to squash bugs and make your device trouble free. And it's like this- iOS>WP8>Meego>>>>Android.

15. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

LOL... I bet you've never used Google now seriously, if you call it "a simple app". Compared to gnow, it's Siri who is simple... just a simple voice command and search software. You don't have an idea of what gnow can do that siri can't.

16. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

OK. Enlighten me? Since I use both, I wanna know what I'm missing. Or is it that you haven't used both and are just trolling?

19. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

13. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

We r live in fragmentations. What's good about fragmentations r we can get a thing nor some things developed to decrease the fragmentations, not to leave but to include the difference so become something compactible. iDevices were so homogeneous, so it is hardly get developed, same problem, same solution. Nothing new to learn. Open source is basically the same but the customization make a new problem so new things, new techniques nor new skills achieved. Perfect is no homogeneous, but are heterogeneous.

17. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

Umm.. What? :s

21. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Apples profits are dropping so they want l the old users to buy a new iphone/iPod.watch iOS 8 will only work on 4s and higher than iOS 9 only on the 5 and higher.

14. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Seems to me you're turning the tables a little bit... now that iOS is fragmented as well, Apple turned fragmentation into a feature... just like they did with the ipad nano, where Apple has been able to market the absence of a display as a positive thing (and people believed it!). Btw, in Android you are automatically fed with the best version of the app your Android version supports, so as a user you don't have to worry. For example, if you have android 2.x google maps will automatically update to the latest Android 2 version, while if you have 4.x to the latest Android 4 version. Sad that Apple did not implement anything similar... ;) So, who's fragmented now?

18. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013


20. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Both, and include WP as well. Might as well throw in BB while we're at it. EVERY OS is fragmented to some degree.

3. Feanor

Posts: 1411; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

In this regards Apple still leads, but then again it's an easy enough job when they have control of both hardware and software and the changes are so small and incremental.

4. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

reasonable enough but like Feanor said it's to avoid fragmentation when you control both the software and hardware and you only have about 4-6 phones out there in the market !! when you think about it apple are doing a great job in the market considering they release one phone each year this year being excluded :p

10. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Welcome to fragmentation.

11. Ishmeet

Posts: 111; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

This might be good for people who can't buy a newer device, but it can also lead to fragmentation within the ios ecosystem.

22. ibap

Posts: 871; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

And those of us with the original iPad are left where? I still have one, but I'm not buying a newere one. Android tablets from here on out.

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