iPhone OS 4 and iPad Compatibility

Discussion in 'iPad' started by alansmallen, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. alansmallen macrumors 6502a

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    After OS 4 is released for the iPhone, the iPad will still be running the old software. Does this mean that all new apps coded for the iPhone after OS 4 will not run on the iPad until it is updated? There goes Apple's cross device compatibility.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. DKatri macrumors 6502

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    There might be a few issues but most iPad games will be developed seporately from their iPhone counterparts so there shouldnt be a massive issue.
     
  3. sanPietro98 macrumors 6502a

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    Only if the developer makes it a "Universal" app that is specifically built using the iPhone OS 4 SDK. They can still build apps against SDK 3.1.2, but it won't have the new OS 4 features. Or they can build separate apps for the iPhone and iPad. Or they can just hold off release until the Fall.
     
  4. alansmallen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But that's the thing, if I'm using two devices with the same OS they should have the same versions and accessibility to apps.

    Right before I got the iPad, I unjailbroke my phone for this same reason.
     
  5. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    Devs can still make a Universal 3.2/4.0 app from what it looks like. The iPad version will lack some features for the time being obviously.
     
  6. sanPietro98 macrumors 6502a

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    As a very proud owner of an iPad, I was hoping the iPad would get OS 4 FIRST. The multitasking features and folders look great, but it's only a couple of months difference.
     
  7. UCF Sam macrumors regular

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    He's not talking about ipad apps or universal iphone/ipad apps, hes talking about iphone apps. He brings up a good point since all iphone apps are supposed to run on the ipad. For non universal binary iphone apps coded for iphone 4.0, this will be a problem.
     
  8. alansmallen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well said
     

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