Hello, i’m trying to use a original iPad Mini with IOS firmware 9.3.5 but when i try to open my app with the Expo Client app, it asks me to download the lastest version of the app for IOS 10.0.0. Is support for IOS 9 completely dropped or could i use an older version of Expo for developing?
Did you figure something out? I am having the same problem. I think a device bought 5 years ago should not be considered “legacy” given the price of Apple products.
ios 9 is dropped indeed. are you unable to update the operating system on your device? version stats show that ios 9.x is at 5.7% usage so many apps are beginning to drop support for it: https://david-smith.org/iosversionstats/
see the release notes that mention this: Expo SDK v31.0.0 is now available | by Eric Samelson | Exposition
5.7% is like 1 in 20 people. In my opinion, that’s still a big number. Regardless, countries like India probably still use a lot of used or old versions of iOS devices because they are cheaper, like I do. Even if it is just 10% in India, that’s 1 in 10 people’s device that’s termed useless.
Another important point is that Expo is a development tool and not just another app that have all the freedom or market to decide for themselves. Any development tool should have as wide a spectrum as possible.
That said, I don’t contribute to Expo for the lack of coding skills, so I can’t be all demanding here.
And yes, I am unable to update from the iOS version 9. It’s not allowed if you are using an old device (TBH my ipod is not that old, it works great and I use many other apps).
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