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Initial post: Mar 1, 2013 8:42:39 PM PST
hi all.

I got a kindle voucher as a gift, so bought a few books but found that I could only install kindle on my laptop, not on my Ipod touch 2nd Gen.

how do I install an older version of Kindle so I can read on my Ipod?

I like the kindle setup/store, but if I can't buy books to read on the go (as I would normally read on trains/busses etc, not sitting at home with my laptop) then it seems pretty useless.

I appreciate apple wants to force customers to buy new hardware, i'm not sure what benefit it is to Amazon to Alienate customers with older devices... Is there a solution?

Thanks.

Posted on Mar 1, 2013 8:52:42 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 1, 2013 8:53:02 PM PST
T. Cook says:
"i'm not sure what benefit it is to Amazon to Alienate customers with older devices"

You mean, support devices Amazon doesn't make and aren't supported by their manufacturer?
Apple: The second generation iPod Touch cannot be upgraded beyond iOS version 4.2.1.

Amazon's Kindle App: Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 1, 2013 8:55:09 PM PST
King Al says:
No, there isn't. The 2nd gen iPod Touch can only run iOS 4, which is 2 OSs old. Amazon probably figured it wasn't cost effective to support the current OS and the 2 previous ones.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 1, 2013 8:57:16 PM PST
Bixillarla says:
You want Amazon to support every outdated device out there because you don't want to upgrade to the newst version?

Don't hold your breath. Amazon updates thier apps to work with the latest models which means old models will get left behind.

If you want to read on the go you will have to get a new device.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 1, 2013 9:00:48 PM PST
Ed G says:
The Kindle iOS app requires iOS 5 or later. As new versions of an operating system come up, companies such as Amazon must balance taking advantage of new features with supporting older hardware. At this time Kindle supports the current iOS and one version back. I don't think Amazon is trying to alienate people with older devices. It's the way of electronic devices - they don't last forever. You'd have similar issues if you had a Windows 95 computer.

The least expensive path for you would be a basic kindle. It is inexpensive and would give you a superior reading experience.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 1, 2013 9:01:27 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 1, 2013 9:01:58 PM PST
@ T Cook:

My point being therefore that when IOS version 4.2.1 was the newest iOS there was a version of kindle that worked on that and did not require iOS 5.0

How is it in Amazon's interest to only provide apps that work on newer hardware/software when they already have the older apps developed which could be provided for customer who are not intending on buying new apple hardware every year, but would subsequently continue to buy Amazon products.

nothing wrong with adding new features to new software versions, but why stop providing the older software?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 1, 2013 9:03:59 PM PST
Ed G says:
Software for your iPod can only be downloaded from the Apple App Store. There is no way for Amazon to provide software directly to you. Apple will only provide the latest version.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 1, 2013 9:05:54 PM PST
King Al says:
Amazon CANNOT provide the older apps. The app would be bloatware if it supported all older OSs, and Apple only allows a developer to have 1 version in the iTunes store. Your only option is to jailbreak your iPod so that you could get an older version of the app elsewhere and install it.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 1, 2013 9:08:42 PM PST
Ok. Thanks Ed. So basically Apple strangle the market to do their bidding. No surprise there! It makes you wonder about migrating to Android when choosing to upgrade... maybe they impose similar policies though.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 1, 2013 9:43:26 PM PST
Bixillarla says:
Android is the same way. Requires Android 2.2 or higher to install and run the Kindle app. Even in the Amazon app store they only have the single app.

Amazon does not keep the old apps around.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 1, 2013 9:51:46 PM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
But there are other sites where you can get the older apps and on Android you are not stuck with one app store.
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