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#1 Dinggus

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 03:37

I've been trying to update a few apps, such as American Airlines and Mailbox, but I'm not allowed to because I'm not on iOS 7. Anyone else having this issue?




#2 Co_Co

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 03:47

yuppp...i see notification badges on the app store and no apps to update inside the app. it actually will refuse to update if i find the specific app page and the "update" button is active  



#3 statm1

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 04:04

Thankfully I have only had one app that has had an update but didn't update because it requires iOS7. It referred me to download the previous version that is compatible with iOS6 which I already had, i.e. TV Guide app.. I kinda left a rant review for making a tv listings app require the "ADVANCED technology" that comes from iOS7 and/or a newer device.... Other than that one instance, all the apps that I have that got updated for iOS 7 included updates for previous versions of iOS so Im happy I guess..

 

If older devices can't have iOS7 then at least let us have iOS7 style apps.. I DONT CARE if the design doesn't go with iOS 6. Its jailbroken and its as close to looking like iOS7 as I can get it.



#4 OP Dinggus

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 04:23

Okay, I thought it was just me. I transformed the phone to look just like iOS 7. I want to keep my jailbreak, but I also want my apps updated. Quite annoying to be forced to update if we don't want to.



#5 statm1

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 04:51

Well, if your device does support iOS7 then there will always be another jailbreak eventually.

 

My problem is the inability to get iOS7..



#6 OP Dinggus

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 15:28

Well, if your device does support iOS7 then there will always be another jailbreak eventually.

 

My problem is the inability to get iOS7..

 

I know this, just annoying when 2 of my apps that I use regularly won't update since I'm not on iOS 7.



#7 Growled

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 16:42

This has always annoyed me about Apple products. Back in the back when I ran Windows, iTunes wouldn't let you make purchases after a while if you didn't update.



#8 Buttus

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 18:16

don't they have to force ios7 on everyone to keep from getting fragmented?  no worries about stuff not working on a device if they all run the same version of ios



#9 statm1

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 20:15

don't they have to force ios7 on everyone to keep from getting fragmented?  no worries about stuff not working on a device if they all run the same version of ios

Its impossible to not have any fragmentation with users of older devices that can't upgrade..

 

I know this, just annoying when 2 of my apps that I use regularly won't update since I'm not on iOS 7.

(On iOS6 since iOS7 was released) I've seen a few apps where there will be a badge on the appstore and say there are 2 or 6,etc apps to be updated but when you open the store it says there aren't any to be updated. But I've had an app for a few years now called Appshopper. I put in a list what apps I have downloaded and it will then tell me things like if its been updated or if the price has changed. Well I use that to see which apps the badge is talking about and then I just go to them manually and update them that way. In only one instance did it not let me have the new version and offered to let me download the previous version which I already had.



#10 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 20:30

If older devices can't have iOS7 then at least let us have iOS7 style apps.. I DONT CARE if the design doesn't go with iOS 6. Its jailbroken and its as close to looking like iOS7 as I can get it.

I think that is actually the exact problem.  If an app is calling a function in iOS7 that didn't exist in iOS6, then obviously it won't be compatible in iOS6.  So it could be that those developers are willingly abandoning people with older iOS versions by not including legacy code or OS version checks.



#11 statm1

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 21:12

I think that is actually the exact problem.  If an app is calling a function in iOS7 that didn't exist in iOS6, then obviously it won't be compatible in iOS6.  So it could be that those developers are willingly abandoning people with older iOS versions by not including legacy code or OS version checks.

Well then thats just annoying... I am sure they could of changed the UI without changing the way they wrote the app.



#12 Marshall

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 21:21

Not only that, but the update is going to be pushed via OTA to all iOS7 compatible devices. One user had it update to iOS 7 while she slept.

 

Read about it here - http://appadvice.com...holdout-devices



#13 statm1

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 00:19

Good thing Cydia has a OTA update blocker...



#14 OP Dinggus

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 00:42

Good thing Cydia has a OTA update blocker...


Evasi0n JB already blocks it once jailbroken.

#15 francescob

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 00:49

Welcome to Apple operating system upgrades and their two-way non-existent backward compatibility. Please, take a seat.

 

At least now you get free updates thanks to the store. On OS X all the software being eternally incompatible with both the previous AND the next version of the operating system meant you had to re-buy every software at every new operating system release and buying every new operating system release to run new software (not to mention new macs to run the new operating system).





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