Older Apple iPhone users to get chance to install last compatible version of apps
posted by Alan F. / Sep 18, 2013, 12:20 AM
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.
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Great, unlike others who belive in fragmentation
posted on Sep 18, 2013, 12:32 AM 7
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Its easy to give the latest OS update to old devices, when you leave out all the good update features like 'Siri' for one.
posted on Sep 18, 2013, 1:02 AM 2
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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.
posted on Sep 18, 2013, 1:47 AM 2
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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.
posted on Sep 18, 2013, 2:08 AM 3
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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.
posted on Sep 18, 2013, 4:33 AM 1
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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.
posted on Sep 18, 2013, 6:15 AM 2
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I'll just leave this here http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=z
posted on Sep 18, 2013, 8:05 AM 2
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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.
posted on Sep 18, 2013, 4:54 AM 1
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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?
posted on Sep 18, 2013, 6:13 AM 3
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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
posted on Sep 18, 2013, 12:42 AM 0
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