Apple fixes App Store download issue for iPhone and iPod touch users on iOS 3.1.3

Apple fixes App Store download issue for iPhone and iPod touch users on iOS 3.1.3

Apple has issued a fix for iOS 3.1.3 App Store download bug. The bug in question removed the 'Download' button altogether when users running the older firmware attempted to acquire apps from the App Store.

Since the App Store is essentially a native wrapper around a web-based interface, Apple is able to update it without having to push out a full version of the whole OS. That can lead to things breaking out of nowhere, but also getting fixed.

It's good to know that Apple still has the backs of those running on firmware that's now going on two years old.

Source: Apple Support Communities via Engadget

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Andrew Wray is a Salt Lake City, Utah based writer who focuses on news, how-tos, and jailbreak. Andrew also enjoys running, spending time with his daughter, and jamming out on his guitar. He works in a management position for Unisys Technical Services, a subsidiary of Unisys Corporation.

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Apple fixes App Store download issue for iPhone and iPod touch users on iOS 3.1.3

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Don't be hating on people running older firmware who refuse to buy into the marketing hype of newer hardware to spend yet more unnecessary expenses. The old iOS's work just fine as do the older devices.

What devices require 3.1? I know the older devices can't use the newest version of iOS but even my 2nd generation IPod Touch can run 4.2

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I still have an old app for sale in the app store. Made it for iOS 2.x . Still works on iOS 5. Funny thing is the app is so old, I cannot update it. So, glad to see the old firmware out there!

Yeah, but what about the 4.3.3 problem?
In this case, if any app in the update stream requires 5.0, the Update All button causes a message to appear that states "Update Required This app requires iOS 5.0". After that, nothing updates. You have to update each app individually, or find and delete the app that requires 5.0 first, which is hard because not all devs indicate that in their update comments.
Annoying is you have >100 apps waiting for update like I do.
(Yes, I've done Apple feedback for the problem.)

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Shouldn't have. Should've forced people to upgrade.
Seriously, who honestly needs a 3.x device anymore? At some point, it's like using a word processor - it works, but why not use a computer?

Awesome, glad it wekrod for you guys too. Maybe we'll get an update that'll fix this sooner than later. You listening Apple?

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