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Why you should never upgrade

111 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 2, 2013 6:37 PM by ericfromforreston RSS
ericfromforreston Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Mar 2, 2013 3:47 PM

I had a very nice iTouch 2nd gen that was running under version3.something.  Every time I connected I was urged to upgrade to the latest version 4.2.1. So, against my better judgment, I did.  Now most of the apps which ran fine under 3.* require at least 5.0 which, of course will not run on anything with 4.2 turning my perfectly good machine into a brick.  Even iBooks, which they push out to you after the upgrade won't work!  Apple MUST stop doing this to loyal user or at least put out a warning that if you upgrade you risk having all sorts of stuff not work.


I urge everyone to leave well enough alone and NEVER upgrade.


It would be so simple to make older versions of apps available so as not to obsolete earlier devices that otherwise work very well. I know they want us to buy a new one every couple of years, but it's frankly just simpler to buy an Android device that seems to have more sympathy for backward compatibility.

iPod touch (2nd generation), iOS 4.2
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (135,255 points)
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    Mar 2, 2013 3:54 PM (in response to ericfromforreston)

    Your only way is if you have the version that was compatible on your computer such as in the recycle bin/trash or in a computer file backup. In that case delete the current version that is in your iTunes App library and replace it with the older version. Then sync.


    The moral is to be careful when updating apps in your iTunes library. Only update to versions that are compatible with your iPod.


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