Would Apple approve this app?

Discussion in 'iPhone/iPad Programming' started by troop231, Jan 25, 2011.

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    troop231

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    One that checks to see if your iOS Device is currently up to date or not? :confused: Sorry if this has already been posted before.
     
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    Probably not - and sounds pretty pointless. You can't really run this in the background (limited multitasking and you don't want to suck your battery empty with constant checks) and firing it up to check seems to be pointless.
     
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    troop231

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    Agreed
     
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    Up to date in regards to what? The OS? Or something else? And, if it's not, then what happens?
     
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    The OS Version in relation to the supported device.
     
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    Alright. So, what happens if it's not up-to-date?
     
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    It should turn the owner into a newt.
     
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    It just returns to the user: You should update via iTunes lol.
     
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    Yeah, an app like that would almost certainly be rejected, IMHO.
     
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    If the purpose is to get a user to update to the latest iOS, it might be simpler to put some kind of notification on the app description in iTunes store when you submit the app.
     
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    Ah. So, troop231, you're talking about checking the iOS version as a supplementary feature of a regular app and not as the sole purpose of the app, is that right? If so, sorry, I wasn't able to gather that from your posts. If that's the case, Apple would probably not reject it on that basis alone. But then the question becomes: what is the benefit, to the end user, in terms of your app alone, of having them upgrade their OS to the latest version?
     

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