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What can i still do with old apple devices ?

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What can i still do with old apple devices ?

I have few old apple devices (ipod touch, ipad etc.) that cannot run lastest iOS and when i come to install an app it says you need iOS 7 or later.

Basically can't install any app.

Is there anything to do with these ? Bypass this BS or something.

I don't know much about apple crappy products since what they do does not make any sense and i try not to buy anything related to apple.
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If it means anything, Androids and Windows mobile is the same, with the only positive being the cheaper entry point pricing.
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Most traditional Apple apps will still work, such as iTunes or Facetime, and many older apps are still supported even though you can't get the latest version. You just won't have any luck installing newer apps that didn't exist a few years ago.
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is it still possible to jailbreak these and you can load them up with apps that way?
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Guess the ipods will collect dust forever.
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Yes, jailbroken devices can sideload older versions of apps.
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Coz4k wrote:
Dec 28th, 2017 3:09 pm
Guess the ipods will collect dust forever.
They still work as music players, their original purpose.
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Coz4k wrote:
Dec 28th, 2017 12:24 pm
I have few old apple devices (ipod touch, ipad etc.) that cannot run lastest iOS and when i come to install an app it says you need iOS 7 or later.

Basically can't install any app.

Is there anything to do with these ? Bypass this BS or something.

I don't know much about apple crappy products since what they do does not make any sense and i try not to buy anything related to apple.
LOL.... Crappy Apple products.
I've a variety of their 'crappy' products, and I can tell you they've outlasted a variety of other 'non-crappy' products.
Not a fanboi (I'm Technology Agnostic), but I am careful where I spend my money.
That said, sell your 'crappy Apple' stuff on Kijiji or Ebay. You'll be surprised what crap is worth.
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Dec 28th, 2017 4:22 pm
LOL.... Crappy Apple products.
I've a variety of their 'crappy' products, and I can tell you they've outlasted a variety of other 'non-crappy' products.
Not a fanboi (I'm Technology Agnostic), but I am careful where I spend my money.
That said, sell your 'crappy Apple' stuff on Kijiji or Ebay. You'll be surprised what crap is worth.
Android > iOS

Not even arguable imho.

With apple your stuck with itunes ithis and ithat. You are not able to move freely with your music, contacts etc. because... Because.
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Coz4k wrote:
Dec 28th, 2017 6:08 pm
Android > iOS

Not even arguable imho.

With apple your stuck with itunes ithis and ithat. You are not able to move freely with your music, contacts etc. because... Because.
Funny thing, you know?
iTunes is a bloated piece of software that should have been chopped up into various parts long ago. In the Apple ecosystem it still works very well. I haven't used it on a Windows box in quite some time, but when I did, it still seemed to work OK.

I recently purchased a Moto G5 phone to replace a Blackberry Z30. My main desktop is a Mac Mini, with which I have all my music stored on. Some of that music I purchased and downloaded through the iTunes store.
I just spend two hours trying to transfer music from my NAS HDD to this Android phone. Finally figured out that I had to enable 'Developer Mode' and 'USB Debugging' just to move audio files to the Moto G5.

You tell me what your definition of 'move freely' is. Certainly isn't Android. My Blackberry, with all its inherent security, had a better file transfer interface than Android.
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jesguerra wrote:
Dec 28th, 2017 2:30 pm
is it still possible to jailbreak these and you can load them up with apps that way?
Jailbreaking will not enable you to install updated apps.
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MrFrugal1 wrote:
Dec 28th, 2017 6:32 pm
I just spend two hours trying to transfer music from my NAS HDD to this Android phone. Finally figured out that I had to enable 'Developer Mode' and 'USB Debugging' just to move audio files to the Moto G5.
You tell me what your definition of 'move freely' is. Certainly isn't Android. My Blackberry, with all its inherent security, had a better file transfer interface than Android.
You definitely don't need Developer Mode or USB Debugging to transfer files to an Android phone, so something sounds off here.

I don't have a G5, but we do have a couple of related Motorola phones in the house. When plugged into a computer via USB, I believe they default to a "charging only" mode (this is likely for security reasons). You need to pull down from the menu bar and select a different USB mode (e.g. File Transfer) depending on your needs.

I suspect that enabling Developer Mode or USB Debugging may have put your G5 into a File Transfer mode and thus enabled you to transfer over your tunes.
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JHW wrote:
Dec 28th, 2017 8:26 pm
You definitely don't need Developer Mode or USB Debugging to transfer files to an Android phone, so something sounds off here.

I don't have a G5, but we do have a couple of related Motorola phones in the house. When plugged into a computer via USB, I believe they default to a "charging only" mode (this is likely for security reasons). You need to pull down from the menu bar and select a different USB mode (e.g. File Transfer) depending on your needs.

I suspect that enabling Developer Mode or USB Debugging may have put your G5 into a File Transfer mode and thus enabled you to transfer over your tunes.
If you are using a Windows OS, I'm sure that the interface works better with various Android OS versions, or so I've been told. I've a bootleg Win 7 on a reclaimed Toshiba that I could use, but I'd rather not expose my phone to exploits unnecessarily.
My point is, that the OP seems to think that Apple products are somehow inferior due to restrictions, and that they no longer function properly due to limitations of the OS version.
The whole Android OS is rife with security issues IMHO.

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