Apps become obsolete after only a few updates

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by amaze1499, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. amaze1499 macrumors regular


    Oct 16, 2014
    I was wondering how you feel about the fact that fully paid apps become obsolete after a only a few updates?
  2. annk Administrator


    Staff Member

    Apr 18, 2004
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Which apps? Created by which developers? Obsolete as the result of OS updates, or something else?

    More details would help us give you good input.
  3. Schranke macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2010
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    I have not run into any app like that so far. Can you provide an example?

    If it is because I just bought it and it get a new paid update I would look at the version history and see when it last was a paid update. you can be unlucky buy in the end of a cycle, but thats the case with everything you buy.
  4. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    I assume "a few updates" means OS releases instead of revisions/versions. Even if so, how do you figure "obsolete?"

    You mean optimization issues? I don't think obsolete is the right word.
  5. NoBoMac macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2014
    What others have said. Or, is this in regards to the 32 bit app support dropped in iOS 11? Or developer abandoned the app, and in turn, Apple pulled from the app store?
  6. MarkC426 macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2008
    The OP maybe referring to paid apps (but not using latest OS).
    I know there was a recent Motion update which is not compatible on Sierra.
  7. mw360 macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2010
    I feel that apps in the App Stores are almost universally too cheap, and disappearing/disinterested developers is the inevitable consequence.
  8. ignatius345 macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2015
    This is such a broad and over-general statement. You might as well say "how do you feel about restaurants that serve small portions?" Uhh... not great. I skip them an go to different restaurants.

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