R.I.P., Original iPhone

By , February 15, 2012

Over the past year, my “original iPhone” has lost more and more functionality, and today I realized that it’s time to pull the plug.

Several months ago, one of my apps stopped working correctly, after an update. After many hours of troubleshooting, I finally learned today that the problem is that the new version of the software won’t work with the original Apple iPhone. Since there’s no way to restore the earlier version, I’ve lost that app (and the money I paid for it).

Today, I contacted Amazon Kindle support on an issue, and they suggested that I uninstall and re-install the Kindle app. Oops, our bad: after I un-installed the Kindle app and tried to install it from the AppStore, I found that the current version of the app requires a newer version of the iPhone, and of course there’s no way to restore the earlier version. (The Kindle app was free, but not the books I can now only read using Kindle Cloud Reader on a PC; Kindle Cloud Reader can’t be used from the iPhone browser.)

My original iPhone lasted quite a while, but today it became an iDoorstop.

 

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