This week the new iPhone 4S will begin arriving in the hands of eager first day buyers and there will also be a new iOS (operating system for your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch) arriving at some point during the week (many rumors say Wednesday, October 12th).
What this means is that some apps may not run on the new iPhone 4S. Some may not run with the new iOS that will ship on the new iPhone and can be installed on the current iPhone 4. Some people, such as myself, love to upgrade to the newest things right away. However, if you can’t live without specific apps then that isn’t always the best thing to do. Be patient and wait until you see that the app has been updated.
Most developers will try to update things as soon as possible, but sometimes programming problems or the process of getting apps approved can take longer than expected. For some other apps the developers may have moved on to other things and are no longer updating the app. You may end up having to find a new solution for a few apps.
Quite a few apps have already been getting updated in the past few days. Image Blender, Plastic Bullet Camera, AutoStitch Panorama, and Appysnap to name a few. Some are getting ready to deal with more pixels (the 8 megapixel camera in the new iPhone 4S) and are getting optimized for the new iOS 5.
I’ll try to let you know about the updates for lots of the apps that I use, or even those I have sitting around on my iPhone and get around to trying (there are so many apps!). Hopefully all the good stuff continues to work.
Looking forward to getting my hands on the new iPhone 4S 🙂