Could original IPhone and 3G users be left behind by developers?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ODog4523, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. ODog4523 macrumors regular


    Apr 11, 2009
    Anybody else thinking that as software developers make new and amazing apps for the 3GS and OS 3.0, users of the first two versions of the device could be left out?

    Obviously, a lot of the new apps that come out will require features like the digital compass and video recording to operate properly, but what happens when other newer apps start to require the hotter processor, faster GPU, and extra system memory found in the 3GS?

    Could we be staring down a situation like the desktop PC sh*t today, obsolete tomorrow (maybe not obsolete, but you get the idea)?

    Are we going to have to start paying attention to "system requirements" in the app store?
  2. shrimpdesign macrumors 6502a


    Dec 9, 2005
    Maybe some game developers who need the better CPU/GPU of the 3GS, but there's not really a good reason to leave behind 1G iPhone and iPhone 3G users, especially since they'll get a free update to 3.0.

    So, no. I don't think it's going to be a big problem.
  3. ODog4523 thread starter macrumors regular


    Apr 11, 2009
    Yea, I'm sure it'd be mostly game makers pushing the envelope.

    Of course Apple and AT&T have a good reason to push the first IPhone and 3G into the dinosaur people HAVE to buy the new device!
  4. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    Yes. Any development platform could be left behind by developers.
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    while they could, it be insane to do so considering the user base of these phones and ipod touches atm

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