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iOS App Store now allows legacy app downloads

Apple’s iOS App Store is now letting users of older versions of iOS download specific legacy versions of apps. The App Store now prompts users to ask if they want to download “the last compatible version” of a selected app. First noted on Reddit, the move is beneficial to those with older hardware, or those using older versions of iOS for other reasons. App developers will also benefit from the change, as they’ll be able to offer staggered stable versions of software to users at various stages of iOS adoption. Apple has yet to officially comment on the new feature. [via TheNextWeb]

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Oh hell yes. There are a number of devs this will be perfect for. Apple’s stricter policies for new submissions starting at the end of spring had orphaned many apps - if the dev updated their app, they would break compatibility for users with older hardware, and if they didn’t update their app, well, nobody got any support.

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on September 17, 2013 at 12:23 PM (CDT)

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