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Whatsapp suddenly stopped working on my iPhone 3G:

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rnordsg Calculating status...
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Dec 25, 2012 3:53 PM

Whatsapp suddenly stopped working on my iPhone 3G:

 

It first asked me to verify my cell#. After I did it, it tells me that they have sent me an SMS with code to the my cell#, and I should enter the 3 digit activation code. Since I never received the activation code, I chose to click on either  'Resend code' or 'Call me'.

 

Whichever I clicked on, it gives a response that my Application is of an older version.

 

When I then tried to update Whatsapp via Appstore, the message says that 'Update Required' : 'This app requires iOS 4.3'

 

After browsing through the internet, I found an answer that my 3G iPhone can not go any higher than 4.2.

Why should I change my old iPhone 3G, when Whatsapp was already working perfectly before on it ?

iPhone 3G, iOS 4.2
  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)
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    Dec 25, 2012 4:34 PM (in response to rnordsg)

    rnordsg wrote:

     

    Why should I change my old iPhone 3G, when Whatsapp was already working perfectly before on it ?

    Because, to keep Whatsapp woring, you apparently need a newer version which requires a newer phone.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)
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    Dec 25, 2012 5:35 PM (in response to rnordsg)

    rnordsg wrote:

     

    Sorry, no offense to you, but If that's indeed the case, then that really seem like a trick from Apple to gain profit.

     

    Why would I take offense? I don't work for Apple. And really, it's Whatsapp toward which you should be directing your ire. It wasn't Apple's software that failed. The iPhone 3G hardware can't support the newer version of iOS. Whatsapp choses not to continue offering an older, compatible version of the app in the App Store. I really don't see how that's Apple's fault.

  • LCovington Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 25, 2012 5:35 PM (in response to rnordsg)

    No problem with Apple, just an app issue.

  • Kaka Dongguan Level 3 Level 3 (720 points)
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    Dec 25, 2012 5:39 PM (in response to rnordsg)

    I saw in other discussions that the lates Whatsapp update freezes the application, cannot send/receive messages. So I did not update my device

  • bbas1337 Calculating status...
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    Dec 26, 2012 11:52 AM (in response to rnordsg)

    Hello,

     

    Same thing happened to me today. It's a pity for whatsapp not to support iOS 4.2.1 anymore.

  • p.gaensly Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 26, 2012 4:24 PM (in response to rnordsg)

    Ok, great, the same happened to me... What now? I'm so maaaad!!!! And I paid for the original app!!! this is absurd!!!! I wrote to them and am waiting for a reply.

  • FelipeV Level 5 Level 5 (4,340 points)
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    Dec 26, 2012 4:28 PM (in response to p.gaensly)

    What do you mean you paid for the original app? Whatsapp is free.

  • kennynah Calculating status...
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    Dec 26, 2012 4:58 PM (in response to rnordsg)

    whatsapp simply refuse to work on my iPhone3G anymore, since about evening 26/12 (London time).

     

    i too paid for it and now, because apple announced that it no longer supports iPhone3G, 3rd party apps, like whatsapp, simply give up supporting this device.

     

    this is atrocious !!

     

    I paid good money for iPhone3G and this new Apple CEO is a crook in making my perfectly working device almost useless now as a smartphone. what good is an iPhone to me when I can no longer dowload freely many of those 3rd apps that now require iOS4.3 and above.

     

    Apple is now behaving just like Microsoft, thieves !!!

     

    i'm no longer going to support Apple products anymore. It no longer honours its customer relationship. I'd rather now give my business to others, like Samsung !!!

     

    for those of you who are using the later versions of iPhone, don't smirk. if this can happen to iPhone3G customers, you bet it will happen to you down the line.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)
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    Dec 26, 2012 5:11 PM (in response to kennynah)

    kennynah wrote:

     

    for those of you who are using the later versions of iPhone, don't smirk. if this can happen to iPhone3G customers, you bet it will happen to you down the line.

    I'm not smirking; I'm laughing out loud. Of course it will happen to my phone. And my computer. And my iPad. Anyone with a realistic idea of how technology works knows this and plans accordingly.

     

    Best of luck.

  • KDLai Calculating status...

    Newer phone can do more and last till later of time, that's the truth.

     

    However, in the history, paid software would not expire itself when nothing is changed.  It's just like Office 97 can always works with Windows 98.  When consumers want more functions, they can choose later versions and newer hardware.  Consumers can have choices, and that's what called realistic.

     

    Whatsapp is proven to work w/ old version of iOS, and now just take it away.  I don't think Whatsapp can justify that, especially for whom bought it and helped it grow in last few years.

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