Posted by: oldmacbloggit | March 11, 2011

Apple Cor! or iPhoning with it Zipped

John Leyden recounts in The Register how one of El Reg’s readers was chastised by Apple for trying to discuss its decision to skip making the iOS 4.3 update incompatible with iPhone 3G or older models of iPod Touch.

The unspeakable villain had the temerity to suggest that Apple shouldn’t leave users of older hardware unprotected from security issues.

The suggestion that Apple should support hardware five years after it’s discontinued may strike you as a bit optimistic – that kind of lengthy accommodation has never been common in the hardware industry, and Apple has certainly not been noted for it – but to deny a registered user the opportunity to discuss or criticize the policy seems <understatement>heavy-handed</understatement>.

Still, now he’s been hit by an Apple, maybe he’ll get some new insights on gravity.

Me, I’m off to borrow Mr Harley’s dumbphone.

Old Mac

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  1. I agree with the idea that no vendor should HAVE to “support hardware five years after it’s discontinued,” but one would think they would support a product that is still in pretty great use and supported under warranties – read iPhone 3G. They should be taken to task for that, but then I guess Steve knows best…


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