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Android doesn't restrict market access by version though. If a phone is still running 1.6 or 2.1 the worst you'll usually see is a warning about compatibility or performance due to the lack of JIT compilation.

I've had the App store refuse to install apps because I was using iOS 4.0 instead of 4.1, and once when I was using 3.1 instead of 3.1.2. I actually had to use Installous and download the app from a 3rd party to get it to install.
Just another attempt to lower the number of jailbroken phones and ipods. "You must have the latest version of iOS to install any apps, you know the one that hasn't been cracked yet."
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post #52 of 73
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I've had the App store refuse to install apps because I was using iOS 4.0 instead of 4.1, and once when I was using 3.1 instead of 3.1.2. I actually had to use Installous and download the app from a 3rd party to get it to install.
I've seen you tell this story before, and to this day, you are still the only person I've ever seen make this complaint. Not saying you're lying, but I've simply never read about it any where else on the internet and I read tech news religiously. Nor have I ever run into this problem myself, and I haven't always updated right away.

If your problem is legit, it's likely due to the developers requiring a certain version of software to run properly and not the fault of Apple. I know you never miss a chance to rip on the company. You'll probably call me a fanboy though, irrespective of how truthful my comments are.

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Also, 4.3 is only available for the 3GS and up. Looks like Apple is fracturing their marketplace again. If I still had my iPod Touch 2G I would be pissed at being unable to install newer apps because of a soft iOS 4.3 requirement.
You can't fracture a marketplace when you drop support for old devices. If you stop supporting something outright, you can focus on something else, ie newer devices...that's the exact opposite of "fracturing a marketplace." Old devices are left in the cold, that's the penalty for hanging onto them. They're not going to be able to properly run most apps, so what's the point?

You're mindset is similar to that of a typical Windows user who gets all up in arms when age old computers aren't supported anymore, like when MS wanted to drop support for XP. Move on. The old devices can't keep up with newer hardware and software. That comes with the territory.

Another silly argument.


Anyway, nothing overly compelling in 4.3 to make me want to lose my jailbreak so I'll be holding out updating any of my iDevices.

As a side note, does ANY carrier allow free tethering? I'm pretty sure none of them do; they all charge some ridiculous amount of money for it per month.

I've long considered tethering charges to be strictly for suckers who don't know any better. Unless you use your 3 or 4G cellular data plan exclusively, you're basically tossing money away.
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post #53 of 73
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I've had the App store refuse to install apps because I was using iOS 4.0 instead of 4.1, and once when I was using 3.1 instead of 3.1.2. I actually had to use Installous and download the app from a 3rd party to get it to install.
Not true. You are never forced to upgrade unless the dev behind the app leaves your version in the dust, in which case to use said app you would need to update. In which case, you best look for an alternative app that gives the same deatures with a real team behind it lol

Maybe on a specific Apple app this was present, but plenty of people still are holding onto 4.1 and installing apps back and forth through the appstore without issue. please, don't drag installous into this, we all know what that is used for, and it's not to circumvent this false problem you posed
    
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Hmm, I didn't recall snow leopard being a full OS oh wait, it was the equivalent of a SP from windows. Gez, I thought a bunch of techies would understand that but I've been wrong before.
It wasn't the equivalent of a SP from Windows. It was a lot different than Leopard (particularly under the hood).
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post #55 of 73
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That was for an iPod Touch, not the iPhone... And they havent charged for an update for the iTouch since fw 3.0
What's an iTouch?
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It wasn't the equivalent of a SP from Windows. It was a lot different than Leopard (particularly under the hood).
No need in trying to explain it, they'll never get it (or will continue to act like they dont). If there's no big number change it must be a service pack.
 
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*yawn*, I've had most of these features via cydia for a while now...Then again this was released by apple so it must be revolutionary.
same

and no - hotspot you cant use for free even with unlimited data. You have to pay for it.
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No need in trying to explain it, they'll never get it (or will continue to act like they dont). If there's no big number change it must be a service pack.
I guess they've been Windows washed? lol
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another apple thread with more bashing...

android has hotspot but it's not free. apple has hotspot and it's not free and the whole world thinks apple is crazy.

before any smartass tells me an unlocked unbranded android has hotspot for free, you can do the same to any phone by root or jailbreak...

you guys are a morning laugh everyday...
My optus Galaxy S had free USB and WiFi Tethering before I started using custom ROMS.

But really in the end, apple make a good phone, they make nice looking laptops and desktops etc. At the same time Windows based PC's look decent, but are generally cheaper...depends what you want. My girlfriend is a fashion designer, so she likes nice looking things (and is willing to pay a premium for it), and hence gets macs (although she swears to me it's cause she 'needed' it to use the adobe suite :/)...and I'm a tech guy who like to tweak and have lots of power as cheap as possible, so I make my own systems...each type has their market...
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My optus Galaxy S had free USB and WiFi Tethering before I started using custom ROMS.
Can someone set the record straight on this? I dont own nor have ever owned an Android phone, but from everything I've ever read, any sort of tethering requires an extra data plan. If that app or ability to do so is free, fine, big whoop. But unless you jailbreak or whatever, you're paying for that service through your provider.

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I guess they've been Windows washed? lol
Well all we're doing is setting the record straight. We're not mindlessly defending apple here.
 
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