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From Simon MacDonald <simon.macdon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [iOS] Halting iOS 3.x and iOS < 4.2 support
Date Mon, 28 Nov 2011 16:41:55 GMT
Seems reasonable to me. Did you see this blog post from the guy who
writes the Instapaper app?

http://www.marco.org/2011/08/13/instapaper-ios-device-and-version-stats-update

96% of the users of Instapaper are on iOS 4.2 or better.

Simon Mac Donald
http://hi.im/simonmacdonald



On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 8:11 PM, Shazron <shazron@gmail.com> wrote:
> I believe we've had this discussion before but no decision was made (I
> think?) - time to re-visit.
>
> I propose we only 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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