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Yeah it's some incompatibility with the older software version. My iPad is on the latest OS and I have no issues. Unfortunately that's life. I still have a Windows machine running XP just because of some programs I use that don't work on anything newer.
Because interoperability or backwards compatibility is not their goal. They only care about the money that make. Don’t mistake this as ignorance. This is intentional - obsolescence by design. Apple switching to a new processor every 10-15 years, Microsoft not supporting 5-year old operating systems, Adobe’s licence by subscription and on and on.
These days you don’t even actually own a car you buy, so you shouldn’t be surprised that a tablet stops working after a few years.
It's all economics. You have to regularly come out with new product (software) or you're out of business. To continue support for old software, you need to hire entire teams of engineers to work on a product that no longer brings revenue. So again, you're out of business. However, not supporting basic, long used, prevalent file formats across different software and/or software versions is simply evil.
I totally understand you. The last video I have of my sis when she was still alive is in SWF format. Ask me what you can use to play that these days....krokodil wrote: ↑Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:22 am Please do not missunderstand me. I do not care if they release every week a new SW or upgrade, but they must find a way how to keep the access to the old files old formats. It has nothing to do with the HW. Until now only MS had an option in their word and excel to convert the old formats automatically into the new one to keep the continuity. Everybody is talking about digital age and such basic things are ignored as the continuity of the data processing? They simple forget that our recent documents, pictures, drawings and videos tomorrow will be our heritage. I do not know what will do the generation after us if nobody can open the pdf, png, dxf etc files just because somebody ignored the continuity.