A few months ago, I made a post that mentioned that we were considering dropping support for some very old iPad and iPhone models because they are simply incapable of running FlyQ reliably and with acceptable performance.
We are now planning to target only devices running at least iOS 10. Older devices currently running FlyQ will continue to run and we have no plans to stop supplying data for them but no new versions of FlyQ EFB will run on these older devices.
The devices that will not be supported by FlyQ EFB v4.0 are:
- iPad 1, iPad 2, iPad 3
- iPad mini 1
- iPhone 4S or earlier
To be clear that means that these devices (and more) will support FlyQ EFB 4.0:
- All iPad Air models
- All iPad Pro models
- iPad Mini 2, 3, 4, and 5
- iPad 4
- All other full-sized iPad models
- iPhone 5 and above
Ideally, we would have liked to continue support for the iPad 3. However, Apple limited the maximum iOS version that it can use to 9.3.5 and there is no clean way to somehow support it but no other iPad model that is limited to 9.3.5.
We hope everyone understands that we’re doing this so our development and testing time can focus on the iPad and iPhone models that the vast majority of our customers use. Allocating dev and test time to older models is unlikely to produce a product that would run acceptably on the older devices but would negatively impact features and fixes for the newer devices as dev and test resources are finite.
Also, I’d be remiss not to mention that today is Amazon Prime day and they have lots of iPad specials. For example, just $299 for a new full-sized iPad WiFi-only model with 128 GB of storage ($130 off the list price). That’s actually a bit newer than the device that I generally use to fly with FlyQ.