No one is forcing you to upgrade. Ever. Get your device, load it up with the apps you like and use it. You never have to update anything at any time. If the new version of an app won?t run on the device and iOS version that you have, keep the version of the app that you already have.
And explain to me again what these "stupid requirements" that Apple has (and android does not) are. If the device can?t run the newest version of iOS, and therefore, the newest version of an app (or even a completely new app), keep the versions and the apps that you have.
You also have to understand that hardware platforms evolve. The fact that the new versions of the android OS are not made available to all devices is a deficiency within the android platform. Don?t blame Apple or iOS for that. Apple keeps devices running the newest iOS version for 3-4 years at a minimum. iOS 8 will run in the iPhone 4, a device that is 4+ years old. Likewise, the iPad 2 can still get/run iOS 8. That device is over 3 years old.
Yea right. I'm sure iOS 8 will run flawlessly on an iPhone 4.
You're delusional. You can't be serious to say that you never need to update any apps. With all the bug fixes and added features this isn't realistic. You need to keep your apps up to date.
You know how many iOS devices Apple has broken with updates? Just because the update is available doesn't mean it will run well.
Actually iOS 8 degrades iPhone 5 performance. Never mind iPhone 4.
My iPhone 4s was a laggy mess after the iOS 7 update.
It is a good thing that OS versions aren't available to hardware that can't run it properly.
So you have an android phone that runs great like when you got it, has never updated the OS but can run all the latest apps,
THEN you have an iPhone that is the same age, running the latest iOS, running like garbage just so you can,update your apps.
Let's not force me to link the endless threads of people cursing the day they updated their iOS and rendered their devices unusable.
Or let's just do it your way. You buy an iOS device. Say 4 years ago. You load up the apps you want and you turn off the app store. You never update anything and you never get any new apps.
Haha.. You're such a troll.