Apple notifies users of very old OS versions about upcoming payment security changes

Apple notifies users of very old OS versions about upcoming payment security changes 1

Apple notifies users of very old OS versions about upcoming payment security changes

Apple has begun sending out notices to some iTunes and App Store customers advising them of some upcoming payment security changes that will limit compatibility with older iOS, macOS, and Apple TV software versions. The emails appears to have been sent out only to those users that Apple has identified as still using one of the older versions, and specifically notes that users of iOS 4.3.5 or earlier, macOS 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) or earlier, and Apple TV Software 4.4.4 or earlier will no longer be able to change their payment information from those devices. The change also appears to only affect the ability to change payment methods, not to access or make purchases the store itself from these older devices. Considering that the listed operating system versions are all over five years old, and that only the original 2007 iPhone, the 2008 iPhone 3G, and the first two generations of iPod touch devices are incapable of being upgraded to iOS 5, the problem seems very unlikely to impact most iTunes or App Store users.

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  1. I don’t understand how they sent this message. I got one, but have no devices running that old of a version of anything. I have some iOS 9 devices like an iPad I keep around to watch videos at the gym, but nothing as old as what they list.

  2. I’m in the same boat — I don’t think I even have any active devices that are capable of running the listed operating systems, and I certainly haven’t had any devices that would have used them in at least five years.My best guess is that Apple based it off devices that that a user has purchased or registered in the past, rather than what’s actively associated with your account.

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