How long till find friends is iOS 7+ only?

byke

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Now that FaceTime has been disabled for iOS 6 users, how long do you think it will be before find friends is also deactivated?
 

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That was due to a bug/problem and not a decision by apple to shut it down. So to answer your question about find my friends won't be disabled by apple.
 

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They can easily update that certificate.
This discussion isn't about that iOS6/facetime but rather the OP was wondering about Find my Friends on iOS7 and its lifespan.

Clearly nothing I write will change you mind on the topic and vice versa and its not fair to the OP to derail the thread any further.
 

FatPuppy

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This discussion isn't about that iOS6/facetime but rather the OP was wondering about Find my Friends on iOS7 and its lifespan.

Clearly nothing I write will change you mind on the topic and vice versa and its not fair to the OP to derail the thread any further.
Fair enough
 

byke

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Cheers for the input guys, I do really hope that Find friends doesn't find a similar bug.

As FaceTime worked good for a long time, before it stopped working and would be very disappointed if the same thing happened to this app (or even maps)
 

C DM

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Cheers for the input guys, I do really hope that Find friends doesn't find a similar bug.

As FaceTime worked good for a long time, before it stopped working and would be very disappointed if the same thing happened to this app (or even maps)
Not likely that Apple themselves would do something like that (at least not anytime soon). However, could there be some security issue or something of that sort that might get in the way, as has been the case with FaceTime recently, that's always a possibility with anything really, but it's hard to predict something like that.
 

Paddle1

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And an iOS 6 update as well...just one that wasn't made available to all iOS 6-capable devices (only those not capable of iOS 7).
To Apple iOS is one software, not 7 different softwares. iOS 6 is just the latest version of iOS for those devices, for the rest it is 7.
 

C DM

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To Apple iOS is one software, not 7 different softwares. iOS 6 is just the latest version of iOS for those devices, for the rest it is 7.
That's not really how it works, not to Apple even.
 

Paddle1

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That's not really how it works, not to Apple even.
Yes it is, this isn't OS X, iTunes says "this device isn't eligible for the requested build" a build is a version of a program, in this case iOS.
 

C DM

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Yes it is, this isn't OS X, iTunes says "this device isn't eligible for the requested build" a build is a version of a program, in this case iOS.
That's certainly reading way too much into that.
 

C DM

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So you think that iOS 6 and iOS 7 are completely different programs?
Diffefent enough, of course. For example, there is a reason why some apps designed for iOS 7 won't work with iOS 6 or other versions, and, no, it's not just arbitrary decission on the developer's part or something like that. Not to mention the whole 64-bit part that just came into play with iOS 7 and what that involved under the hood. Versions can and often build on each other, but they also can and often change things to making them different enough than some certain continuation of previous versions.
 

Paddle1

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Diffefent enough, of course. For example, there is a reason why some apps designed for iOS 7 won't work with iOS 6 or other versions, and, no, it's not just arbitrary decission on the developer's part or something like that. Not to mention the whole 64-bit part that just came into play with iOS 7 and what that involved under the hood. Versions can and often build on each other, but they also can and often change things to making them different enough than some certain continuation of previous versions.
That is because iOS 6 doesn't have the same APIs as 7 or 64-Bit support, not just because it's restricted to a newer version.

If anything does happen to Find My Friends, I'm not sure how Apple would fix it for iOS 6 devices, because it requires iOS 7, I assume they would just drop support for older versions of iOS. It isn't as important as a security issue and Apple doesn't want to be continuing to update iOS 6 and giving the 3GS updates in 2014.
 

C DM

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That is because iOS 6 doesn't have the same APIs as 7 or 64-Bit support, not just because it's restricted to a newer version.

If anything does happen to Find My Friends, I'm not sure how Apple would fix it for iOS 6 devices, because it requires iOS 7, I assume they would just drop support for older versions of iOS. It isn't as important as a security issue and Apple doesn't want to be continuing to update iOS 6 and giving the 3GS updates in 2014.
So clearly iOS 6 and 7 are in fact different enough (not just some superficial change to te looks) as you yourself point out.

No one expected for an iOS 6 update to come out this year and assumed they would not see something like that happen, and yet here we are. Assumptions are just that, while reality is reality.
 

richwoodrocket

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To be honest, why does it matter? If you like iOS 6 and stay on iOS 6, you can't control when it won't be supported on iOS 6 so why bother worrying.