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mkrishnan

Moderator emeritus
Jan 9, 2004
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What, you mean they'll be able to add a decent amount of RAM to pre-3GS iPhones via firmware? Sounds great! ;)

Haha, wouldn't that be nice. I'm open to a factory unlocked, no-contract 3GS at $299 also. :D I just mean the memory management... if an app works when the phone is freshly booted, the OS ought to be able to get free memory back to a point where the app is launchable after you've been using the phone.
 
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mavis

macrumors 601
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Jul 30, 2007
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Tokyo, Japan
Haha, wouldn't that be nice. I'm open to a factory unlocked, no-contract 3GS at $299 also. :D I just mean the memory management... if an app works when the phone is freshly booted, the OS ought to be able to get free memory back to a point where the app is launchable after you've been using the phone.
There it is. And since this has NEVER actually worked, I find it hard to believe that it will be fixed in 3.1 ... Although I'd love to be wrong. :)
 
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mkrishnan

Moderator emeritus
Jan 9, 2004
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Grand Rapids, MI, USA
There it is. And since this has NEVER actually worked, I find it hard to believe that it will be fixed in 3.1 ... Although I'd love to be wrong. :)

Yeah, I recognize that... OTOH, if an SDK app can do it, all the more reason there's no good reason why the OS can't do it. Although who knows what Apple's reasoning is.
 
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alent1234

macrumors 603
Jun 19, 2009
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Apple thinks its too confusing to know these things. just like they never tell you the CPU model number they ship and you have to guess
 
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xanadeath

macrumors 6502
Jul 31, 2008
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California
Apple requesting developers to remove free memory functionality.. What does this mean

My favorite memory freeing application, iStat, was just updated. The update removes the application's ability to kill backround processes. Looking further into it, I learneed that apple has actually been requesting that developers either remove this functionality from their applications in an update, or they remove their application from the app store. What could this mean? Does apple simply not want developers tampering with this stuff, or do you think apple plans to add this functionality to the iPhone OS? Say what you think below....... I've been hoping apple would add something like this. I'm outraged though because I purchased iStat for the sole purpose of freeing up memory. That update adds some neat new features, but removes the ability to free memory. Do you think this is wrong..... That we deserve refunds? Anyway..... Yah......

Have a nice evening

Xanadeath
 
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FearlessFreep

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Jul 15, 2008
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iStat was/is hands-down the best memory freeing application in the App Store. I'd tried others but it consistently keeps my phone running without crashes. A must-have when running large gaems.

I will never update it now so I can keep the memory clearing functions. Thank goodness I read this thread first.
 
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labman

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Jun 9, 2009
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iStat was/is hands-down the best memory freeing application in the App Store. I'd tried others but it consistently keeps my phone running without crashes. A must-have when running large gaems.

I will never update it now so I can keep the memory clearing functions. Thank goodness I read this thread first.

I have tried a few Istat is the best I have found. it's still there I'd get it $1.99 this could mean no further updates though. Apple is really starting to piss me off with this stuff.
 
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intrepid00

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Sep 28, 2008
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They proably want it out because it causes a ton of report crash process to run. Which ruins their bug collecting.
 
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mavis

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Jul 30, 2007
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Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3GS (White, 32GB): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

strike1555 said:
Ding! Another point to jailbreak.

Exactly. You know, it's almost as though Apple is encouraging people to JB with these continued shenanigans. The whole Google Voice fiasco, the lack of backgrounding, no quick access to commonly used toggles (wifi, location services, etc), no freaking WALLPAPER, and now this. It's like they want us to JB.
 
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Habakuk

macrumors 6502a
Jul 10, 2007
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Vienna Austria Europe
I will never update it now so I can keep the memory clearing functions. Thank goodness I read this thread first.

Too late for me :-(

I've downloaded the update but NOT SYNCHRONIZED the device yet -- so I have still the "Free Memory"-button. Is there any way to delete (or disable) this particular update in iTunes before the next sync?

Thx in advance for any hint!
 
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Highland

macrumors regular
Dec 3, 2003
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Australia
I've downloaded the update but NOT SYNCHRONIZED the device yet -- so I have still the "Free Memory"-button. Is there any way to delete (or disable) this particular update in iTunes before the next sync?
Deleting the app from iTunes should stop the new version from being synced.

This can be done by right or control-clicking on the app and choosing "Delete" (I think that's the option, not at my iPhone's Mac at the moment).
 
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LostLogik

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Jul 9, 2008
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And this is why I love forums. Thanks for the headsup. I won't upgrade my copy of iStat either, though that means I'll have to live with a badge count on my AppStore icon.

Interestingly enough, the upgrade isn't showing yet.
 
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Habakuk

macrumors 6502a
Jul 10, 2007
967
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Vienna Austria Europe
Deleting the app from iTunes should stop the new version from being synced.

This can be done by right or control-clicking on the app and choosing "Delete" (I think that's the option, not at my iPhone's Mac at the moment).

Yes there is such an option in the iTunes' Library ("Mediathek" in German-language iTunes). But don't mix it up with the "Programs" section in iTunes' "Devices - iPhone (name)" what would delete the app from the iPhone (that's really confusing btw).

Thanks, Highland. I'll wait a bit – maybe someone reinforce your hint.

BTW: Updated my blog with those "news" - see sig.
 
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