2012 Q3 Apple Compatibility Update
There has been a recent glut of new Apple devices onto the marketplace and we’ve just finished testing them all. The good news is that all work 100%, the not so good news is that we’re not necessarily taking advantage of all the features. Apple has a relentless product release cycle that encompasses hardware and software platforms, keeping pace with this development cycle is simple enough. What’s not so easy is dropping support for platforms in the same way that Apple do – did you know that the iPad 1, first released in Spring 2010, is no longer a current supported product?
As a web-app developer we are less reliant on Apple than if we built native versions as we rely on the browser core functions and can write-around the problems, not something that you can do easily in a native application. Having said that, we still need to operate an Officially Supported Platforms list for Apple products as this is what we test and validate against.
Below is the current compatibility list for all current Apple-supported portable products for myBookingWizard v2.0.
Both versions (30 pin and Lightning). Fully supported in portrait mode, optimised for the retina screen (2048×1536). Landscape mode supported but not optimised.
iPad 2 & Mini
Fully supported in portrait mode, optimised for the screen (1024×768). Landscape mode supported but not optimised.
Fully supported in portrait mode but not optimised for the larger (1136×640) screen. Landscape mode supported but not optimised.
Fully supported in portrait mode and optimised for the (960×640) screen. Landscape mode supported but not optimised.
Fully supported in portrait mode and optimised for the screen. Landscape mode supported but not optimised. Must be running
Apple no longer support older equipment including the original iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPod Touch from 3rd generation backwards. Depressingly, they also no longer support the iPad 1 as a current product as that got it’s last update back in May to IOS5.1. As a web-app myBookingWizard will continue to support iPad 1 and iPhone 3G at least until the summer of 2013, after which the longer-term support plan will be reviewed.
Here is a good history of IOS supported devices.
This is due to full release in January 2013 and has the same support plan as the current (v2.0) version.