iOS 5 running iOS 4 apps

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Futhark, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. Futhark macrumors 65816

    Futhark

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    Before I say what I'm about to say, YES I know this is still BETA but I'd like to know why this happens?

    I've certain apps that either did not work in iOS 5 or only functioned partially.

    I've tried running the apps in each BETA release and found right up to BETA 3 they still had issues but BETA 4 fixed the problems and all was Great !!! But then Beta 5 comes out and the issues in the apps come back???

    Why do you think this happens?
     
  2. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    Apple possibly adjusting the APIs used by those particular apps. That's the only reason I can see.

    I just want Google+ to work again.
     
  3. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    Kinda obvious. The apps will be updated by the developers when ios 5 is finally released. It's pointless to be concerned now. :cool:
     
  4. Futhark thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I know what your saying :) but to have an app that didn't work in an early beta then have it working in a newer beta and back to not working in the latest :)
     
  5. Futhark thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I got Google+ working for the first time once Google updated the app last week
     
  6. shandyman Suspended

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    yea until that update, google plus would not work on my iPhone! lol
     
  7. Futhark thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's seems to be apps that use the camera roll having problems.

    Whatsapp
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  8. PNutts macrumors 601

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    My personal opinion is that there are branches of the code and each beta doesn't mean that it gets better as a whole. It depends on what they include a specific beta. (Fix what was identified in Beta 3 while Beta 4 is out.) But like in most cases in my life, I'm probably wrong.
     
  9. Jman13 macrumors 68000

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    I haven't had issues with Instagram. Hipstamatic also works fine for me.
     
  10. GameAmour.com macrumors member

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    iOS5 is backward compatible with iOS4 and the majority of apps should work fine. However, some rare API functions will be changed and all the apps that use them will have to be recompiled with new SDK. Also, if an app had lousy code to manage the memory allocations, it will crash on iOS5.
     

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