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From "Shazron Abdullah (Created) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (CB-93) Only support iOS 4.2 and greater
Date Tue, 29 Nov 2011 19:27:40 GMT
Only support iOS 4.2 and greater
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                 Key: CB-93
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-93
             Project: Apache Callback
          Issue Type: Task
          Components: iOS
            Reporter: Shazron Abdullah
            Assignee: Shazron Abdullah
             Fix For: 2.0.0


Support iOS 4.2 going forward (in 1.4?) since it offers the most features built-in to the
UIWebView: http://www.mobilexweb.com/blog/safari-ios-accelerometer-websockets-html5
On the native Objective-C side, supporting iOS 4 will also allow us to use blocks http://pragmaticstudio.com/blog/2010/7/28/ios4-blocks-1
which is a fundamental technology used in all of their framework APIs since iOS 4

Risk factors:
* Plugin problems - plugins using blocks in native code cannot be used on iOS 3. This can
be mitigated with support for PhoneGap versions (as well as built in macros for iOS versions)
in pre-processor macros, so this can be conditionally compiled. This can be solved with versioning
in our future proposed plugin packaging
* Possibly maintaining a iOS 3.x branch at the last iOS 3.x supported PhoneGap version for
bug fixes -- for those that want to still use that version -- don't really want to do this
though

We stopped iOS 2.x support when iOS 4.x came out (thus, we usually only supported one version
back from the current OS version).

[iPhone]
The oldest iPhone to have iOS 4.2 support is the iPhone 3G (released July 2008 - 3+ yrs old,
discontinued). Current iPhone is the 4S, 3 models ahead.
[iPod Touch]
The oldest iPod Touch to have iOS 4.2 support is the iPod Touch 2nd Generation (released Sep
2008 - 3+ yrs old, discontinued). Current iPod Touch is the 4th Gen, 2 models ahead.
[iPad]
The oldest iPad to have iOS 4.2 support is the iPad 1 (released April 2010, 1+ yrs old, reportedly
discontinued). Current iPad is the iPad 2, 1 model ahead.


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