Apple Offers 'Last Compatible Versions' Of iOS Apps For Ageing Devices

Apple Offers 'Last Compatible Versions' of iOS Apps for Ageing Devices

With iOS 7 due to land today, Apple seems to have decided to look after users with ageing hardware too. It now offers a 'last compatible version' of iOS apps if you attempt to download an app not supported by your current firmware.

The new feature was spotted and posted to Reddit, and prompts you to download the last compatible version of an app if the latest version in the app store won't work with your device. Engadget reports that it managed to install install older versions of Instagram to an iPhone 3GS with iOS 4.3.3 and Twitter to an iPhone 3G running iOS 4.2.1.

So, if you have an old iPhone, iPad or iPod touch knocking around, you might still be able to breathe a little (out-of-date) new life into it. [Reddit via Engadget]

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