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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kaiwai
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2005-07-06

Not exactly the same. Android makers just tend to abandon it. (I would never buy an android device I wasn't willing to hack personally)

Eugenia is complaining about updates that actively break things. Getting updates that break stuff is worse than not getting updates in the first place.

This doesn't validate the lackluster Android update process in any way though, bringing it into the conversion however is distracting and an invitation to flame wars.


Well then Apple is at fault for having a 'maximum tested' but no 'minimum version test for' - something that Apple needs to get sorted out but then again such issues also exist with Android when they moved from the interpreter based running to JIT - some applications 'had issues' with the new way of doing things.

All in all I think that all vendors need to lift their game but the problem sits in two camps; she is running a phone over 3 years old but at the same time its Apple's responsibility to have a minimum tested so that updates aren't pushed onto iOS releases that have known issues resolved in later updates.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

All in all I think that all vendors need to lift their game but the problem sits in two camps; she is running a phone over 3 years old but at the same time its Apple's responsibility to have a minimum tested so that updates aren't pushed onto iOS releases that have known issues resolved in later updates.


What a load of BS. This is nothing other than Apple's fault. You should be able to use an older device with the features it came with until it dies without additional updates from the manufacturer. It is in no way Eugina's fault. Apple screwed up her device, she did nothing to cause it.

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