I feel the Apple app store should still provide a link to the last working version of software (unless the developer decides against it) even if newer software has come out. If the old software still works and the old hardware still works, why force users to buy new hardware? This is on apple and Android too. But I feel more so Apple. Why more them than Android? Well that’s because it’s up to the carriers to update their phones and not Google. Not to mention that Apple has been found guilty in the court of law of causing users devices to run slower through updates to incite customers to buy new devices. As far as I know Google has never done such a thing with Android.
Also they do the similar stuff with their desktop OS. I can still run DOS games on Windows. Apple makes great products. But they get away with all sorts of stuff due to blind fanboys. They have realized they can overcharge for repairs, accessories and break their own products through updates because people will still love them and buy their products even when they do. I think some of the scummiest stuff they have done is to take a percentage of the money in donations for charity but ban the app from informing users of this.
Also having a policy of being able to ban apps that compete with their own apps, not paying taxes and being against right to repair is kind of scummy too in my opinion. Sorry about getting off topic a bit.
P.S. To be clear I’m not totally against Apple. I like their stance on users rights to security. I like how their products work when they first come out (but usually not after they become slow from updating). I feel they really moved the phone market forward with the introduction of the iPhone.
And I am not an Android fanboy either. Apple likes to say they invented lots of things that were on other products first but I have never seen a company that copies more than Google. After iPhone came out Google copied that. When Windows phone came out Google copied that. When Palm’s Web OS came out they copied that. Android may have some features before iOS but they do not shy away from copying others. While I trust the Apple App store I rarely buy apps from the Android Play store out of fear it might be malware, spyware or some kind of scam. Android’s ecosystem is a mess with every vendor making their own custom version of it and all of them on different update cycles. Not to mention all of the hardware configurations. Take the Microsoft Surface Duo, it probably won’t sell enough for Skritter to make a custom version of Skritter for it. But if Apple released a folding phone there just might be enough Skritter users buying it that it might be justified for the Skritter team to make a dual screen version.