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    Default IOS App Store now offers "last compatible versions" of all apps in older versions

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    Apple's iOS App Store now offers 'last compatible' versions of apps for older devices
    By AppleInsider Staff

    In a change to its iOS App Store on Tuesday, Apple is now allowing users of older hardware to download and install the last compatible version of an app supported by their legacy firmware.
    The new app accessibility, first spotted by a user on Reddit, allows owners of older Apple products like the iPhone 3GS or 3G to download a compatible version of an app if the most recent update does not support their device's firmware. Previously, Apple did not offer downloads for older app versions, meaning users of legacy iPhones could not install apps updated past the handset's last supported firmware, which in some cases is years old.

    Under the new system, when a user attempts to install an app which no longer supports the legacy iOS running on their device, a pop-up will appear asking if they would like to download the last compatible version of the software instead. The feature extends the viable lifespan for aging iOS hardware that can't run the latest builds of Apple's mobile operating system.

    With the next-generation iOS 7 slated to launch on Wednesday, developers are pushing to get their software up to date with Apple's latest mobile operating system. As software updates follow in lockstep with the latest generation of hardware advancements, it is inevitable that the newest app versions will have features incompatible with older devices.
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    Default Re: IOS App Store now offers "last compatible versions" of all apps in older versions

    Thank you for posting! This will definitely put more $$ into Apple and developers pockets by being able to keep older devices relevant. No more force upgrades on iOS.
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    Default Re: IOS App Store now offers "last compatible versions" of all apps in older versions

    It’s a great concept... hope it works as well as advertised.
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    Default Re: IOS App Store now offers "last compatible versions" of all apps in older versions

    I think this is a wonderful idea and I wish even on some of my apps that I updated included in iTunes that I wish I did not, I could take advantage and get back. Like Don said a great concept so I hope it works for the older versioned users.

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