Originally Posted by svnipp
Huh? I think I've downloaded at least a half dozen app updates that specifically have iOS 4 update listed as the reason for the update. Now some of this is most likely just for iOS 4 compatibility issues, but shouldn't iOS 4 run all existing apps without need for any modification? Assuming that is the case, why am I downloading app updates that list iOS 4 as the update purpose?
I agree that the bulk of the iOS 4 apps are going to be weeks or months down the road, but I think there is a lot out there already that has been updated for iOS 4. I assume that you are one of the naysayers of the iPad and you used the same argument there? Well, there were plenty of apps available for the iPad at launch, and I just recently saw an article reporting that there is now over 10k iPad specific apps. I think we'll start seeing plenty of iOS 4 specific apps in the next few weeks.
1. I don't believe for a second that there are even as many as half a dozen 4.0 ready apps in the app store. I guarantee you that won't even change, today.
2. All Apps Re supposed to run without the need for modification, but this is an outright lie from Apple, as many apps do not. iTeleport, Air Video, StreamtoMe, Call of Duty, to name a few. There are many more, just from my collection. Probably thousands total.
3. Apps should be ready first. The damn app store should be 4.0 ready before they even flip the switch today, as its completely false advertising. Nothing will work as advertised today, and ill be uselessly complaining to Apple about how they have no concept or concern for what's best. They did this with the iPad when developers had a lukewarm reaction to the SDK, and now it seems 4.0 has failed to garner much attention either. The majority of devs of the 225,000 apps are content to sit tight and count de moné with their 2.2.1 compatible apps.