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iCloud use and/or plans for use
Authored by: Dephex Twin on Nov 29, '11 05:01:29PM

I have an old iPhone 3GS that I upgraded to iOS 5, and I don't get any errors with iCloud-related activities. Are you suggesting that Apple is intentionally selecting some older iPhones to have iCloud errors?

Edited on Nov 29, '11 05:03:28PM by Dephex Twin



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iCloud use and/or plans for use
Authored by: marksch on Nov 30, '11 02:26:46PM

Nope, I am not suggesting, I am saying that Apple doesn't let me use iCloud on my iPhone 3GS. The error message clearly says that the iPhone 3GS is too old and I can't see any technical reasons for this.

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iCloud use and/or plans for use
Authored by: Dephex Twin on Nov 30, '11 02:51:55PM

Even from a purely cynical viewpoint, what is the advantage to Apple to deliberately have some iPhone 3GSes work and others not work?

If they wanted to make iPhone 3GS obsolete, they could have just made iPhone 4 a requirement for the new OS and gotten a lot more upgrades.

On the other hand, intentionally making some iPhone 3GSes not work (a) gives the false appearance that Apple has bugs/technical issues with iCloud (a characterization that they really wanted to overcome after MobileMe), (b) only forces some 3GS users to upgrade, and (c) might even put them into legal hot water.

There is no reason why Apple would do this.

Edited on Nov 30, '11 02:53:23PM by Dephex Twin


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iCloud use and/or plans for use
Authored by: marksch on Dec 17, '11 04:32:32AM

I wasn't cynical, I just stated a fact. I only speculated about possible reasons.

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