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New iPhone apps must be 3.0 compatible

updated 10:15 am EDT, Fri May 8, 2009

iPhone app compatibility

Apple has sent a fresh e-mail to iPhone developers, according to reports, informing them that every new app submitted to the App Store must now be compatible with the iPhone 3.0 beta. All submissions are currently being reviewed with the v3.0 beta, Apple says, and those that fail to work properly will not be approved. Version 2.x apps are being allowed to remain on the App Store for the foreseeable future.

The company further notes that while most titles at the App Store are likely to run on iPhone 3.0 without modification, developers should still test their programs with the new firmware in advance of the final release. Any app that fails compatibility tests at that time will be removed from the store. It is unclear how long developers may have, however, as Apple has only set a "summer" launch date; the software could arrive as soon as WWDC.

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  1. Theres_NO_MAC_anymore

    Joined: Dec 1969


    A company not care

    Once again Apple shows how careless they are towards their customers. What company would kill other peoples software they have created for a product. Worst thing is that the developers are forced by monopolist behavior to only sell their software at one place and that is by the company who acts as they can treat people as they like. I'm really asking all of you people who is defending Apple what the h... is going on in your head. Apple is as bad as the old communist states that was behind the iron curtain. You people who is defending Apple wants a communist America.

  1. Gazoobee

    Joined: Dec 1969


    @ NO MAC (above)

    So ... getting rid of the old junky apps from the store and making sure that everyone has the latest versions is somehow a big FU to customers? I can see jailbreakers being upset, but customers will actually love this.

  1. kdogg73

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Whachu talkin about, Willis?

  1. ViktorCode

    Joined: Dec 1969




    Apple is doing what they consider the best for their business. If they wrong they will lose money. And mind you, setting all the wares in your store to a certain standard is not a monopolistic behavior, any self-respecting retail outlet doing it.

    But what's really interesting is what the h*** is going on in the heads of Apple-is-evil-monopoly type of people like yourself. Communism paranoia? Bad education? I really have no idea.

  1. lysolman

    Joined: Dec 1969



    So, you're just gonna go and jump off there, huh?

    People who defend a private enterprise's decision to do whatever the f*** they want, support a communist America?

    Sounds to me like those supporting Apple are the biggest capitalistic American supporters in the world.

    You're probably one of those people who call the current U.S. Administration's economics "Socialist".

    Dude, you don't know what the f*** you're talking about.

    Apple can do whatever the f*** they want, and the only way you can talk is with your wallet. That's how capitalism works you f***.

    You don't like it, don't buy Apple's products, but don't you f****** dare come in here and push a slippery slope fallacy that Apple's tactics (or any other private company's tactics) are going to turn the country into a Communist state.

    You are the problem with America, shut the f*** up!

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  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    All I can say that all you people must be wrong. Because, h***, I don't have any problem with this at all. And if I don't have a problem with it, then there must be something wrong with it, because testudo's never right on anything. Which means you all are missing something here, I'm sure...

  1. ff11

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Apple policy

    Apple is trying to make sure the Apps I buy will actually be able to run on my device?!?!?!

    I am outraged!

  1. Flying Meat

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Hmmm. Tea party much?
    You are arguing against both Free Enterprise " Worst thing is that the developers are forced by monopolist behavior to..."

    and Communism "Apple is as bad as the old communist states..."

    I suspect you may be suggesting rightly that Apple is not a monopoly by your use of "monopolist behavior". Behavior being the operative word, but you do not specifically call Apple a monopoly.
    Perhaps you are suggesting they have a monopoly on their own products?

    Wouldn't it be communism that purports to defend the little guy from the big old bad monopoly (capitalist running-dogs)? Or would that be a corrupted "free enterprise" model?
    The free enterprise thingee couldn't possibly be the problem, because you/developers/customers can choose to support another device if they want to.

    Pick one social model and use that when building your biting, hard-hitting argument. It will make for a clearer message.

    You like the device, but you do not like what the company that makes it does to it's product potential. Therefore, you will not buy it, or you reserve your right to complain about it even though you could buy something else.

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