Dropping support for iPhone OS 3.x

Given our strong focus on iOS, and also to be sure to be economically competitive, we are continuously watching the market to know which OS version is used by the many potential users of the apps we make.

Today, we announce that we officially drop support for iPhone OS 3.x in all of our future projects. We are not going to accept any more projects with the requirement of compatibility with 3.x or previous versions of iOS (formerly known as iPhone OS), for any device.

There are several reasons to justify this policy:

Furthermore, many statistics show that the proportion of iOS devices still running iPhone OS 3.x is quickly dropping below the 2% mark. That makes it not sustainable nor reasonable to support those devices. For example (click on the links below for the sources):

Keeping backwards compatibility in our applications to iPhone OS 3.x isn’t justified, then, neither economically nor technically. The rate of upgrade to new versions of iOS is surprisingly high and fast, compared to other mobile platforms.