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  • Cherylarmiu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Oyitchy, does this require the iPhone to be jail broken?

  • rdzuan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Lets us (user 3g) change to android. Say goodbye to apple. We love and care our 3g but they shut us down. Lets us go to other device. Only this action will make apple see us valuable again.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (42,235 points)

    Have you all just gone brain dead or something?  It's not Apple that's done this to you. It's the developers.

     

    Go ahead. Switch to Android. Let us know how that works out for you getting apps to run when your device is 4 1/2 years old as the 3G is.

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (45,220 points)

    Yeah! Sure! Like Apple is afraid of losing you when they are having a hard time producing enough produce to keep everyone else happen.

     

    The few users they lose over Whatsapps is not even going to make a noticable bump in their sales charts.

     

    Allan

  • PaKaLoLo6 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Whatsapp answer:

     

     

    Life’s Change Agent and the iPhone 3G

     

    Many people are asking why we’ve stopped supporting the iPhone 3G. It’s because Apple has stopped supporting old iOS versions and old iPhones in their most recent version 4.5 of Xcode, which is the tool (the only tool) that engineers use to make iPhone apps.

    The iPhone 3G has a special place for me in my heart – it was the first smartphone I bought in January of 2009 and it was the first phone on which we started developing WhatsApp just a month later.

    Then as now, however, we must follow Apple’s lead on all things related to the iPhone. Their pace of innovation has a price of forced obsolescence.

     

    URL: http://blog.whatsapp.com/index.php/2012/12/iphone3g/

  • jackjack81 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    wow with a public reply like that from whatsapp i dun think whatsapp will make any changes...

     

    but we still lack a reply from apple on this issue.. do they not read their own forums?

     

    is there any other way get a public reply from apple?

  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (48,580 points)

    Call Apple and ask to speak to Tim Cook.

     

    There is nothing that stops Whatsapp from using an older version of the SDK, others still do. But that leaves them without access to a number of APIs that have been introduced. Their choice. There are still a large number of apps that still are backward compatible to 4.0.

     

    No, they do not as a general rule read this forum.

     

    It isn't just Apple that has done this, even the very first smartphones have their own brief shelf life. Try running todays apps on the very first Android phones.

  • ihasny Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    peple says in this form that apple has done nothing and whatsapp done this, see the blog at whatsapp website which reads as follows

     

    WhatsApp Blog

           

    Life’s Change Agent and the iPhone 3G

     

    Many people are asking why we’ve stopped supporting the iPhone 3G. It’s because Apple has stopped supporting old iOS versions and old iPhones in their most recent version 4.5 of Xcode, which is the tool (the only tool) that engineers use to make iPhone apps.

    The iPhone 3G has a special place for me in my heart – it was the first smartphone I bought in January of 2009 and it was the first phone on which we started developing WhatsApp just a month later.

    Then as now, however, we must follow Apple’s lead on all things related to the iPhone. Their pace of innovation has a price of forced obsolescence.

                                   
  • ihasny Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    apple is busy making bucks by sellig iphone 5, it will isten to old phone users ... better to shift some other good phone

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (42,235 points)

    Sounds like a cop out to me. They can't figure out how to code it so that it works. Plenty of app developers have no problem making their apps work on old and new versions of iOS. They have chosen not to.

     

    That said, the 3G is 4 1/2 years old. It's been discontinued for 2 1/2 years. Try running current Android apps on a 4 1/2 year old Android phone and let us know how far that gets you...

     

    This conversation is pointless.

  • ramalex Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i did the same too and they close and they will open on 2/1/2013 if not do any thing i will change my telphone and will never use iphone again

  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (48,580 points)

    Sounds like a reasonable approach if you really want to use Whatsapp and don't want to get a new iPhone. Just make sure you buy something that is compatbile and you will be able to upgrade for several years. Or buy from a company that doesn't update often.

     

    I would suggest one of the Microsoft Windows 8 phones.

  • ramalex Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    yes this what  i will do but i hope whatapp team solve the promlems if not i never use iphne in future

  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (48,580 points)

    Is this supposed to hurt us or something? I don't care if you never use a smartphone again. If you get an Android and Whatapp later updates and you can't you can post somewhere else and tell everyone you won't use ______ phone again. In the world of cell phones and small electronics 2 years is a lifetime.

     

    This is a user-to-user technical support site. Apple is not here. Call them and tell them you will never use iPhone in the future.

  • a1partyartists Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had an idea, but not sure if it will work. I unluckily downloaded a newer version of whatsapp and that version was installed in my computer (hence my iphone 3g now is not working). I thought, what if I find the older version (the one that was working before) and that one I reinstall in my computer and see what happen. Now I just have to find someone with an old version of whatsapp to send me the file to try it. Any idea if this might work?

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