geysser wrote:Do the general authorities know this. It appears you have taken a most valuable resource away from those who can't afford to upgrade their ipads? This isn't a local issue, it's worldwide.
This isn't really the church's decision.
- Apple chose to stop issuing iOS updates for those model iPads.
- Apple has update polices that lock-in the application for those older units and prevents updates.
Once the church has need to update the app, in part to change servers and in part to secure the Church Account login (standards do change), these older devices are left behind.
It's really not the church's choice. If you want to run on Apple's platform, you play by Apple's rules.
Thanks for pointing this out. However it does seem to be partly the Church's choice of SDK. I have not had this issue with any other app. I use for example the Bible app by YouVersion, which has had several updates, or the virtual New Testament app from BYU. I have lots of apps that have similar features to the Gospel Library but function fine on my device. So it appears there would be a means to use a kit or a set of libraries that still work across many iOS versions.
If this is the case I would suggest the developers consider using a different SDK, or stick with the older version of the SDK, or any number of other solutions. As pointed out, this affects Saints worldwide; I don't get a new device because I don't want to, but there are many in the world who simply can't.