iOS 7 only app starts upgrade debate

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Apple’s iOS 7 has some new features that a lot of apps want to take advantage of and developers will update their software in the coming days to do just that, but what if some of these apps went iOS 7 only? This is exactly what we are seeing with Skitch, which has been revamped to take advantage of iOS 7 features.

The free iOS 7 app launched as version 3.01 within the last 24 hours and compatibility on iTunes now reads, “Requires iOS 7 or later”. You can install the iOS 7 only app on iPod touch, iPad and iPhone but the app has been optimized for iOS 7.0 and above.

Skitch 3.0.1 features bug fixes only, but you can read about the main features on the official iTunes product page. In a nutshell, Skitch lets the user take a photo, and then you just add some mark up before sharing. This could be shapes, text, stamps, arrows and a lot more.

iOS 7 only apps force some to upgrade – if a user has been using an app and wants the latest updates, but the new version requires iOS 7 or higher it will mean some devices won’t be able to use apps like Skitch anymore. One Product Reviews reader said, “I purchased an iPod touch Apple was still selling a few months ago, and now I cannot use Skitch anymore unless I upgrade. This is crazy considering some iDevices can only upgrade to iOS 6.1.3 and not iOS 7 like this app now requires”.

What do you think about iOS 7 only apps? Others feel apps supporting only the newest hardware and latest software could be a good thing, “People shouldn’t be limited with the power of iOS 7 just because iOS 6 can’t do it”. Let us know your thoughts on this very topic in the comments.

Also See: iOS 8.2 release waiting on iOS 8.1.3 maintenance update

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