Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 17th Feb 2011 00:14 UTC
Apple Well, it might be safe to say that Apple's own engineers stopped testing their Apple apps with 3.x iOS devices, and have created bugs that make these apps unusable. This is to be somewhat expected, Apple has a track record of not-so-great backwards compatibility (on the Mac), but what we also expected was to not get these broken updates forced to us. It's one thing to stop updating the firmware of older iOS models, and another thing breaking them.
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culture of acceptance
by sirrahn on Thu 17th Feb 2011 03:08 UTC
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Personally, I think the android comment is relevant. Apple breaking your apps is different, but the bigger picture is a woeful culture of support for mobile technology - and one that seems to be implicitly accepted (despite being environmentally unsound).

I'm thinking back to my Sony clie that ran on the old palm os. As soon as you bought one of these you knew that it would be abandoned as far as upgrades went. That was always the strategy to get you to upgrade your hardware. At least things have improved a little bit - didn't ios4 install on at least some devices that came out with ios3?

I'm not defending it. Be good to know which vendors are actually willing to update their devices. Maybe if devices/vendors were actively compared on this is would help?

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