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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Seriously?
by NathanHill on Thu 17th Feb 2011 04:01 UTC
NathanHill
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2006-10-06

I know it's my own experience, but I have a 1st Gen iPod Touch and have not encountered any of these problems. Still works great to download and update applications.

And seriously - Apple was willing to send engineers to see the software problem in action? And you are complaining that they are bricking your device and/or don't support it? What? I wish Apple engineers would come to my house when something was the matter.

Or any engineer. Crazy.

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RE: Seriously?
by Eugenia on Thu 17th Feb 2011 04:23 in reply to "Seriously?"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

>update applications.

Everyone else I discussed the issue could not update via the app store in these 3.x devices. You're the first who claims it works.

To test something: temporarily remove the credit card information from your iTunes account, and then try to update an app through the device's App Store. Not install anew, but update via the apps's own "update" button (not the "update all").

Over here, on two different devices, and everyone else I read with similar devices, can't update.

>And seriously - Apple was willing to send engineers to see the software problem in action?

No, it was for a DIFFERENT problem, not the recent App Store one, which is the main issue discussed in the article. It was for the "Remote" app. They never came btw. The first time out of the two I was waiting for them all day.

Besides, just because they promised to do something that eventually didn't do, doesn't mean that I have to pay lip service to them for breaking even more apps a month later! You might feel that I need to give Apple an easier time for being friendly, and possibly never write this article I wrote, but the bottomline is the App Store is broken, and so is the Remote app.

Edited 2011-02-17 04:29 UTC

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