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By Susan Phillips, 26-Dec-2011 09:28 PST Permalink Report abuse

I received a hand-me-down iPod Touch after Christmas. The new Kindle app requires iOS 3.2. My iPod cannot be upgraded higher than iOS 3.1.3. Anyone know where I can find an older version of the Kindle app to download?

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By Amazon Customer Serviceamazon, 26-Dec-2011 16:15 PST Permalink Report abuse

Hello Susan Phillips,

We're regularly working on improvements to your Kindle experience.

In order to offer new and enhanced features in the latest version of Kindle for iPod, the minimum requirements needed to run the Kindle application were changed. Kindle for iPod now runs on iOS 3.2 or greater.

We're unable to make previous versions of the application available for download due to App Store restrictions.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you're interested in updating the iOS software on your Apple device, please contact Apple for support at the address below:

http://www.apple.com/support/

If you're unable to download the Kindle application for iPod, you may be interested in some of our other free Kindle reading applications:

http://amazon.com/kindleapps

I hope this helps!

Best Regards,

Shannon A.
Amazon Kindle Customer Service

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By Fool for Books, 26-Dec-2011 16:25 PST Permalink Report abuse

Google around to see if you can find someone who has it. Maybe CNET? Be careful though if you don't know the org or person.

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By DSM, 24-Oct-2012 22:11 PDT Permalink Report abuse

In reply to Amazon Customer Service

26-Dec-2011 16:15 PST

Hello Susan Phillips,

We're regularly working on improvements to your Kindle experience.

In order to offer new and enhanced features in the latest version of Kindle for iPod, the minimum requirements needed to run the Kindle application were changed. Kindle for iPod now runs on iOS 3.2 or greater.

We're unable to make previous versions of the application available for download due to App Store restrictions.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you're interested in updating the iOS software on your Apple device, please contact Apple for support at the address below:

http://www.apple.com/support/

If you're unable to download the Kindle application for iPod, you may be interested in some of our other free Kindle reading applications:

http://amazon.com/kindleapps

I hope this helps!

Best Regards,

Shannon A.
Amazon Kindle Customer Service

Shannon,

This doesn't help at all. I will cut and paste directly from Susan's post, since you apparently did not really read it: "My iPod cannot be upgraded higher than iOS 3.1.3." In other words, even if we wanted to upgrade, it is not possible.

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By King Al, 25-Oct-2012 01:40 PDT Permalink Report abuse

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24-Oct-2012 22:11 PDT

Shannon,

This doesn't help at all. I will cut and paste directly from Susan's post, since you apparently did not really read it: "My iPod cannot be upgraded higher than iOS 3.1.3." In other words, even if we wanted to upgrade, it is not possible.

You responded to a 10 month old thread.

As Shannon said, older versions are not available via iTunes. Unless the OP jailbreaks her iPod Touch, she cannot install apps from anywhere except the iTunes app store.

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By DSM, 25-Oct-2012 10:56 PDT Permalink Report abuse

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25-Oct-2012 01:40 PDT

You responded to a 10 month old thread.

As Shannon said, older versions are not available via iTunes. Unless the OP jailbreaks her iPod Touch, she cannot install apps from anywhere except the iTunes app store.

Shannon recommended updating the software, which the original poster clearly stated, "MyiPod cannot be upgraded..." The OP also asked where she can find older versions, so it's safe to assume she is already aware they are unavailable at iTunes, so Shannon repeating that was also pointless. As for the thread being old, obviously it is still relevant and alive if I came across it, and you in turn responded to it. Anyway, your recent post to this thread is the closest thing to offering a solution, which is to jailbreak it.

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By M. Deshaies, 16-Feb-2013 09:31 PST Permalink Report abuse

Amazon: I am very dissatified with your response. If you really mean it when you write "We're regularly working on improvements to your Kindle experience", you would make the old Kindle App available. I also in this situation. I have an old iPod touch which can only run ios version 3.1.3, and it is not helpful for Amazon to yank the version of Kindle compatible with my old Ipod touch.

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By Don Johnson, 31-Jul-2013 14:34 PDT Permalink Report abuse

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16-Feb-2013 09:31 PST

Amazon: I am very dissatified with your response. If you really mean it when you write "We're regularly working on improvements to your Kindle experience", you would make the old Kindle App available. I also in this situation. I have an old iPod touch which can only run ios version 3.1.3, and it is not helpful for Amazon to yank the version of Kindle compatible with my old Ipod touch.

I couldn't agree more. My iPod works fine for about everything I want it to and don't see a reason to go get a new one simply because Apple won't or can't upgrade the OS on it. The company I work for makes numerous versions of older software available to customers for lots of differing reasons so the excuse Amazon offers up is crap. This is complete and utter BS. There's nothing wrong with offering older versions of software or firmware for customers who don't have the resources to have the "latest and greatest" iPod, iPad, etc.

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By KINDLE FORUM AMATEUR, 31-Jul-2013 14:39 PDT Permalink Report abuse

this thread is almost 2 years old, the last post was almost 6 months ago! How did you even find it, and why bother posting on it now?

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By M. Francis Professor of Kindology, 31-Jul-2013 14:41 PDT Permalink Report abuse

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31-Jul-2013 14:39 PDT

this thread is almost 2 years old, the last post was almost 6 months ago! How did you even find it, and why bother posting on it now?

Don't you love the logic - Apple won't update their own device, so Amazon is obligated to make it work. Right.

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