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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polaris20
Member since:
2005-07-06

I agree with you completely. For OSnews members, Apple is the new fun company to bash. Which is why I don't come here all that often anymore. It's not that I'm a diehard fanboy. I own a Mac, but also run Windows and Linux (and BSD now too).

I just get tired of the obvious slant here. It's about as unbiased as Fox News.

That being said, Eugenia is right about the updating thing. They need to put in a mechanism for realizing you've only got version 3.1.x on your device, and not automatically push out updates if it's incompatible.

That doesn't seem to be too much to ask. However I fail to see how this bug has caused so much trouble. Don't we all keep backups of the older versions of the tiny apps? Or is that just me?

I've actually run into this myself, and if you've got the older version, it's just not that big of a deal.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Apple is the new fun company to bash


Right, I guess that's why every Apple product review I or we have ever ran has been utterly positive.

I guess you just don't understand that there are people who don't feel anything when it comes to a company, and just judge its individual products and actions on their merits - instead of the entire company as a whole.

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polaris20 Member since:
2005-07-06

yeah, that's exactly what I said Thom, and I singled you out personally.

Jesus, learn some reading comprehension.

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M.Onty Member since:
2009-10-23

Right, I guess that's why every Apple product review I or we have ever ran has been utterly positive.


To be fair to Polaris, he did specify OSNews members, which suggests he's talking about comments rather than reviews.

I guess you just don't understand that there are people who don't feel anything when it comes to a company, and just judge its individual products and actions on their merits - instead of the entire company as a whole.


Very few techie minded people (and there can't be many non-techie minded people reading this web site regularly) don't have some sort of 'feeling' for Apple as a whole.

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TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

It's not a slant if Apple's actually doing evil things.
I'm shocked it's taken the world so long to realise this company is just as bad as any tech company I can think of, and worse in many ways.

It's like someone saying "I'm sick of the slant against Dick Cheney on SomethingFoo!" ...No, he's just the devil.

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testman Member since:
2007-10-15

You've got a loose definition of "evil" my friend. I'd hardly compare aggressive business tactics to the real evils of slavery and genocide.

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