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    Are you guys/ gals seeing how much extra memory these iOS and app updates are consuming? For example on my wife's iPhone they want 800+ extra MB just for the 5.1 iOS not to mention what want new "retina" capable apps will want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Husq250 View Post
    Are you guys/ gals seeing how much extra memory these iOS and app updates are consuming? For example on my wife's iPhone they want 800+ extra MB just for the 5.1 iOS not to mention what want new "retina" capable apps will want.
    Yes. Apps that will be upgraded will suck up more memory for everyone, even if they have older hardware that can't take advantage of some higher-resolution features, etc., as I understand it. It might become a problem for people with too little storage.

    Both my iPads are 64GB, so I think I'll be OK, even it means I might be more careful about storage.

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    I wonder how long it will be until we get forced into 5.1 and the new retina capable apps. I think I'm going to hang on and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Husq250 View Post
    I wonder how long it will be until we get forced into 5.1 and the new retina capable apps. I think I'm going to hang on and see.
    Depends on which apps you use, I figure. I've seen about one-third of my 109 apps upgraded since iOS 5.1.

    iPad owners will have some control, because you can opt to not update. But some apps will end up dead, because some developers will stop supporting older versions in favor of new ones. In some cases, that means you won't be able to use an app even if you opt to not update it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaykaykay

    But some apps will end up dead
    This is the disappointing part. I know nothing about computer/ app code but don't understand why an app wouldn't still work after it isn't supported anymore. Seems to me if the app works without Internet connection the developers shouldn't be able to disable it. Let us use it forever with the versions that work for us. It would make the iPad/ iPhones more valuable to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Husq250 View Post
    This is the disappointing part. I know nothing about computer/ app code but don't understand why an app wouldn't still work after it isn't supported anymore. Seems to me if the app works without Internet connection the developers shouldn't be able to disable it. Let us use it forever with the versions that work for us. It would make the iPad/ iPhones more valuable to me.
    Depends on the app and what kind of support is needed.

    Making iPad and iPhone more valuable to users isn't the charge of app developers. It would be in Apple's interest, and in that cause Apple could require developers to support apps indefinitely, but Apple also has to balance things and not drive away developers with demands that might further drain their resources. Many developers run mom-and-pop operations.


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