Re: iOS 11 will render older iPhones, iPads and apps obsolete
- Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2017 01:44:09 -0500
- From: Ron Hunter <rphunter@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: iOS 11 will render older iPhones, iPads and apps obsolete
On 6/6/2017 8:22 PM, Sailfish wrote:
My bloviated meandering follows what Ron Hunter graced us with on
6/6/2017 12:18 PM:
Not at all. And trying to get parts at a dealer is a chancy thing,
since they stop making parts after 10 years, so if the part changed with
the 2004 model, the replacement part will not be available at a dealer
parts supply. And NOTHING about the iPhone 5 will stop working, you
just won't be able to add any more features to it.
One can hardly expect to hold back other users be making everything
run on ancient (by smartphone standards) hardware. I had only one 32
bit application that I had to update to the 64 bit version, out of
about 120 apps on my iPhone 7. Time and the time, and technology wait
for no man. Upgrade, or get left behind. Sure, I wish my 2003 Impala
had those nice blind spot detectors, and a backup camera, with motion
sensing, but cars, like smartphones, are only going to last so long,
and then they won't do what newer models will do.
Apples and oranges
Last I checked, all the stuff that came with a 2003 Impala still works
and is repairable when it doesn't. With iOS11, it's akin to the Impala
brakes stop working and GMC requiring you to purchase a new model in
order to get workable brakes again.
They do. And there are NO FORCED UPGRADES! People seem to have a
considerable ignorance about Apple OS upgrades. They are not forced!
You can still use the original OS that came with the phone, and the
original apps that you put on it. Very few people do this because Apple
adds value, and features, with each OS update.
I can't see how anyone thinks this is somehow a disadvantage. You
could have a Galaxy S4. How many OS upgrades has it had?
I believe most folks consider forced upgrades the bane of the industry;
especially considering iOS, e.g.,
A more customer friendly way to handle this would be for Apple to check
the 64bit device to see if any 32bit Apps are installed that do not have
a 64bit version available and allow the user to defer the upgrade.
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