Yeah you can use legacy apps. Well the point is that they are legacy. As in obsolete for some.E2EK1EL wrote: ↑Nov 9th, 2014 5:12 pmNegative - Apple now allows legacy downloads starting the public release of iOS 8 on Sept 17 2014
http://9to5mac.com/2013/09/17/ios-app-s ... -software/
My Mom's IP4 has access to every single app in the AppStore with the legacy downloads.
The only thing that is obsolete is FaceTime, the certification ran out on April 24 2014 and Apple didn't reissue the certification, the current work around is to use Skype moving forward.
Just for argument sakes, here is the EXIF to debunk any claims of a recycled pic
You mention one yourself - FaceTime - and as far as I'm concerned, that's a deal killer.
IMO the effective cutoff for late 2014 is iOS 7. It will likely be iOS 8 in late 2015.
I can understand wanting to use iOS 6 on an iPhone 4. iOS 7.1.2 is usable, but is slower. However that doesn't make iOS 6 any less out of date.
If you have an existing iPhone and want to keep using an older OS on it, that makes sense. However to buy an iPhone in 2014, almost 2015, and it can't run iOS 8 well, I think it's foolish unless you're getting it for really really cheap.
That last part about being really really cheap is also a problem, because a lot of the really really cheap phones on Kijiji are scams.