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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RE: they don't care
by Morgan on Thu 17th Feb 2011 04:29 UTC in reply to "they don't care"
Morgan
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2005-06-29

Unfortunately that's how it is all over the industry, not just with Apple. Look at Sony with the PS3. They go so far as to advertise its Linux compatibility, then when a bunch of geeks go out and buy loss-leader PS3s to run Linux instead of buying and playing near-100% profit games, they put out a series of firmware updates to remove the Linux compatibility. It's pure bait-and-switch but the mainstream press didn't even bat an eye at it.

Bottom line, if you're a good little consumer you'll get shafted to your face, but if you're a penny pincher who likes to hold on to old tech that's still otherwise useful, you get bent over and shafted behind the building. Either way they screw you.

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RE[2]: they don't care
by TheGZeus on Thu 17th Feb 2011 05:52 in reply to "RE: they don't care"
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2010-05-19

This is why I never buy hardware for which I cannot supply the software.

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RE[2]: they don't care
by adricnet on Fri 18th Feb 2011 13:47 in reply to "RE: they don't care"
adricnet Member since:
2005-07-01

I believe the "bunch of geeks" you refer to is the United States Air Force.

Carry on, then.

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